Please be aware that while all the apps listed below are free and offer free programming, many of them also have in-app purchasing options. In addition to these resources, we have worked with the Library to provide a curated list of books that you may find helpful. Some are available electronically and all are available through the library.
You may also be interested in the Headspace App. Students can register for free!
Neighborhood Center Mobile Crisis Services can assist in a variety of situations if you are on or off campus.
Hamilton's Sexual and Relationship Violence page has a lot of information about immediate steps to take, resources available on and off campus, and guidance on where to get help.
Rape Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and its website provides information to help survivors, to educate the public, and on how to get involved to improve public policy. It has 24/7 online chat options, as well as a 24/7 hotline, for individuals who need someone to talk to regarding recovery or someone else’s recovery from sexual violence.
Hamilton's Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Resources page gives you direct information about what to do if you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence while at Hamilton. It presents your options for confidential help, how to report the incident to the Title IX Coordinator, Catherine Berryman, and how to pursue a criminal complaint.
The Q Center (in Syracuse and Utica), a part of ACR Health, is a safe space for LGBTQ youth and allies to gather and provides various services, including support groups. These websites provide resource information and ways to get involved in your community.
Planned Parenthood in Utica provides LGBT services promoting sexual wellness and health. The website has contact information and resource information about the programs available.
National Center for Transgender Equality: This website holds valuable resource information about how to change your name and pronouns legally in the state of New York.
World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH): This website provides a wealth of information regarding the standards of care around caring for a transgender individual’s health, resources for the trans community, and trans friendly provider information.
This site has a list of AA meetings in NY State
This site offers addiction, treatment and rehab guides, as well as, a free and confidential drug hotline.
Live Another Day has extensive information on mental health and substance use resources for people of color. Their mission is equal access to life-saving resources. They have guides for black, Latinx, Asian, and native people.
Detox Local has extensive list of mental health and substance use resources specifically for the AAPI (American Asian and Pacific Islander) community.
MindShift by Anxiety Disorders Association of British Columbia: iOS or Android
MindShift includes practices to help you relax, activities that encourage you to develop more beneficial ways of thinking, coping strategies around anxiety experiences, and anxiety checklists around certain situations (e.g., test anxiety, social fears, and letting go of perfectionism).
Calm Harm: iOS or Android
This app has short, self-guided tasks to help you navigate urges to self-harm or navigate any intense moment. It has tasks that can help you distract, comfort, express yourself, or release emotions.
Calm – Meditate, Sleep, Relax by Calm.com, Inc.: iOS or Android
App includes programs to teach you how to meditate through guided imagery and relaxation exercises that aim to benefit sleep
Smiling Mind by Smiling Mind: iOS or Android
Mindfulness meditation made easy with this app, which provides imaginative wellness practices for different age groups. It also includes a feeling tracker.
FitnessBuilder by PumpOne: iOS or Android
Physical activity has been shown to have positive effects on psychological wellbeing and this app provides helpful exercise tips, workout videos and charts, and an exercise tracker.
Headspace – Meditation by Headspace: iOS or Android
This app provides a training program that aims to reduce anxiety and build self-compassion utilizing mindfulness and meditative practices in “bite size” pieces to accommodate a busy life.
MoodTools – Depression Aid by MoodTools: Android
This app was designed for individuals with depressive symptoms, but can be used by everyone. It includes information about depression, activities to help combat depressive symptoms, a thought diary, and a symptoms tracker.
Depression CBT Self-Help Guide by Excel at Life: Android
App includes audio information about depressive symptoms, a depressive symptoms tracker, a cognitive diary, and relaxation and calming exercises.
T2 Mood Tracker by T2: iOS or Android
This app allows you to track your mood throughout the day and come to better understand how certain events or experiences may be impacting your mood. It comes pre-loaded with 6 tracking topics, but can be customized to meet your needs.
Virtual Hope Box by National Center for Telehealth and Technology: iOS
The Virtual Hope Box provides simple tools to help individuals with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking. It can be customized with personal pictures, favorite quotes, music, videos of friends, and so on.
Rain, Rain Sleep Sounds by Tim Gostony: iOS or Android
Dozens of sleep sounds are available and you can tailor them to make your own sleep soundtrack. Helpful to use when living with noisy roommates or if you have trouble relaxing before falling asleep.
Circleof6 by Tech 4 Good: iOS or Android
This app allows you to program 6 of your trusted friends/families into the app, so that if you are ever in a risky situation you can discreetly tap your phone twice and an alert will be sent to them of your location. Also, provides access to safety hotlines.
DoD Safe Helpline by Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN): iOS or Android
Originally designed for individuals in the military, this app provides tools and support to help individuals manage the short and long-term effects of sexual assault.
Shine: iOS or Android
This app features guided meditations and bedtime stories connected to how marginalized groups experience the world. The app also contains access to a supportive community of peers.
Call 315-859-4340 and press option 2 to speak with a counselor 24/7/365.
If you want off-campus help, call 1-800-273-TALK or text “START” to 741-741.