Amherst College has shifted to remote learning for the remainder of Spring 2020 due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, and the Counseling Center is responding to these changes by updating our services. We will be posting information for the Amherst community on this page as we develop our responses and additional resources for students, staff, and faculty. For more information on the College's overall response to COVID-19, click here.
We're eager to help and support you during this time. We're offering online counseling sessions, consultations on accessing mental health care in your area, and medication management. Our services currently differ depending on whether you're on-campus, residing elsewhere in Massachusetts, or residing out-of-state and abroad. If you're not sure what you need, give us a call (413-542-2354) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we'll point you in the right direction. Click for more details about our services and eligibility during COVID-19.
The Daily Well
Mon-Fri 12:00-12:15PM for the month of April
The Daily Well provides an opportunity to gather each day at noon for a live zoom to engage in a different 15-minute wellness activity focused on reducing stress and improving wellbeing. You may join any day or every day at https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/j/969215732. Open to students, staff and faculty. You are welcome to engage in conversation or chat, or simply listen in. Save the link!
For students on the Amherst College Student Health Insurance Plan, WellConnection is a tele-health service available through BlueCross BlueShield of Massachusetts. Services are available to you regardless of your location.
We've collected useful articles and tips for managing stress and maintaining emotional health during this time of uncertainty and disrupted lives. Students also have access to SilverCloud, an online mental health learning platform where you can take lessons on managing anxiety, depression, and other common mental health topics.
We're recommending that students who are off-campus try to find mental health services in their local communities. Local therapists may be more likely to offer regular care at this time, and will probably have more information about other resources and supports in your area. Click to learn more.
Other Amherst College Resources
Resources for Students
Dean of Students Office
202 Converse Hall // 413-542-2337 / email@example.com
Student Health Services
Keefe Health Center // 413-542-2267 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott House and Hitchcock House // 413-542-2354
Resources for Faculty/Staff
Employee Assistance Program — Wellness Corporation
Department of Human Resources
Suite 200, 79 South Pleasant Street // 413-542-2372