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
Hamilton has partnered with Calm, the world’s number one app for mental fitness and resilience, to help students and employees relax, focus, and get better sleep. It is available free to members of the Hamilton community by visiting the Hamilton Calm page on a web browser (not in the app itself). All you need is your Hamilton email address to activate.
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.
Neighborhood Center Mobile Crisis Services can assist in a variety of situations if you are on or off campus.
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.
Sexual Wellness and Health
Planned Parenthood, Utica Center: Planned Parenthood provides a large number of services, which includes STI & HIV testing, and accepts a wide range of insurance plans and individuals can be seen who do not have insurance. Most birth control and annual well-woman exams will be covered free with no copay at this center.
For International Students
Hamilton College’s International Student Services: This website provides the various support services that international students are eligible for when at Hamilton College.
For Students with Disabilities
Hamilton College’s Accessibility Services: This website provides information for students that qualify for support services, including listing of services available, contact information, and definitions of temporary medical conditions that may require access to support.
Hamilton College Chaplaincy: This website provides information about the Counseling and Bereavement services provided by Hamilton College’s Chaplains and contact information to set up an appointment.
Hamilton College Student Emergency Aid Society (SEAS): This website provides information about SEAS, which was established to support students in financial need during an emergency or when there is exceptional need.
This site offers addiction, treatment and rehab guides, as well as, a free and confidential drug hotline.
Self-help Anxiety Management by University of the West of England: iOS
App includes information related to anxiety and how to better manage anxious experiences. It provides guided relaxation exercises, activities that teach coping techniques and strategies, and an anxiety tracker.
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. Free Hamilton subscription
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.
Stop Breathe & Think: Meditate by Tools for Peace: iOS or Android or Web-Based
This app provides meditations and relaxation recommendations based off your current mood. The app’s primary focus is building skills around mindfulness, meditative practices, and building compassion.
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.
Maintaining Safety and Sexual Assault Recovery
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.
For Marginalized Communities
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.