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Helpful Phone Numbers

Amherst College Police

ACEMS student EMT service
413-542-2111 (via AC Police)

Health Services

Safe Rides
413-542-RIDE (7433)
Student-run escort service
on campus 7 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Residential Life
Community Development Coordinators and Community Advisors are your staff guides to campus resources.

Counseling Center
Students can reach the Counseling Center 24/7. Urgent care appointments, single session consultations, a variety of groups and individual therapy.

The Care Team
Supporting students dealing with challenges related to medical health, mental health, financial concerns, family challenges, or social/adjustment issues.

MySSP (Student Support Program)
Free to all Amherst students. Immediate short term mental health support, telehealth appointments and support. Download the app or text 1-866-743-7732

Center for Women and Community 
Sexual Assault Support and Advocacy Line (UMass, for Five College area). 24/7 support, resources, safety planning. 
413-545-0800 •

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
Available to anyone in emotional distress or suicidal crisis. 160+ crisis centers provide support 24/7.

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How can we take care of ourselves during times of stress?



Eat a variety of foods

Get 7-8 hours of sleep

Move your body

Talk to someone supportive

Laugh with a friend

Change the scenery

Take a break to refocus

Need some help with academics? We've got you covered.

The Writing Center
Need help with a writing, speaking, or reading assignment?

The Q Center
Need help developing skills in quantitative courses?

The Class Deans
Your Class Dean can:

  • help you set goals
  • assist with academic and non-academic support services
  • provide information and assistance with academic issues