At BU and Beyond

As a student, you may experience a range of challenges that may impact your mental health and wellness that can interfere with academic experiences and negatively impact your daily life, such as strained relationships, increased anxiety, problems with eating and/or sleeping, substance use, feeling down, difficulty concentrating and/or lack of motivation. We all experience stressful and difficult events as a normal part of life.  If you are seeking guidance, resources, or support for your mental health and well being, there are many avenues to pursue at Boston University and beyond, no matter what kind of support you are seeking.

This non-comprehensive guide is meant to highlight some of the most commonly utilized resources by our community at BU, in Boston, and online. Remember that getting help is a smart and courageous thing to do – for yourself, for those you care about, and for those who care about you.

Not sure where to start? Reach out to any one of these individuals on your student services team:

Brendan Hoey (he/him)
Director of Undergraduate Student Services
617-353-3350 •

Molly Jodka (she/her)
Undergraduate Academic Advisor, SOT
617-353-6177 •

Barb Raney (she/her)
Manager of Student Services, SOM
617-353-8788 •

Beth Zerega (she/her)
Assistant Director, SVA
617-358-7428 •

Ruthie Jean (she/her)
Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Enrollment
617 353-3350 •

In an Emergency

Boston University

For psychiatric emergencies, Behavioral Medicine providers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 617-353-3569. For crises related to crime and interpersonal or sexual violence, Crisis Counselors are available through SARP, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 617-353-SARP(7277).


Need help now? Text “START” to 741-741 or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 74141 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained crisis counselor.

Resources at BU

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How You Feel Matters

Student Wellbeing at BU is a campus-wide initiative to support students’ health and wellbeing during their time at BU. Through a collaborative and shared approach to programming and resources, we inspire our students to succeed at BU and beyond.

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Additional Resources Outside of BU