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. (This page was last updated on January 12, 2021.)

Counseling, Medication, and Consultation Services

We're offering all our usual services via telehealth including: counseling, psychiatry and medication management, and single-session appointments, and referrals. 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, we'll point you in the right direction. Just give us a call  at 413-542-2354,  or email us at counsctr@amherst.edu

My SSP (Student Support Program)

The Counseling Center is pleased to offer My SSP, a free counseling and mental health support service available to ALL students in any location. Support is available via chat, phone, and video calls with professional counselors. My SSP is available 24/7 throughout North America and in many locations worldwide. Visit here to learn more about accessing My SSP or call 866-743-7732 (US) or 001-416-380-6578 (International).

Support Groups

All students, whether on-campus or out-of-state, are welcome to participate in our support groups and mental health workshops. Visit our Groups and Workshops page for our current group offerings and information on how to join.

Online Resources and Self-Help

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 treatment platform where you can take lessons on managing anxiety, depression, and other common mental health topics.

Finding a Therapist in your Community

We're recommending that students who are out-of-state 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

Office of Student Affairs
202 Converse Hall // 413-542-2337 // studentaffairs@amherst.edu

Student Health Services
Keefe Health Center // 413-542-2267 // healthservice@amherst.edu

Counseling Center
Scott House and Hitchcock House // 413-542-2354 // counsctr@amherst.edu

Resources for Faculty/Staff

Employee Assistance Program — Wellness Corporation
(800) 828-6025

Department of Human Resources
Suite 200, 79 South Pleasant Street // 413-542-2372