Dear MIT Students:
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming societal stressors and forces that negatively impact our mental, physical, and spiritual health as well as our sense of wellbeing and safety in the world. Please know that your mental health and wellbeing is our highest priority and Student Mental Health & Counseling Services includes a diverse and dedicated team of professionals committed to serving MIT students in culturally competent and affirming ways.
We are working remotely, and I encourage any student who is experiencing distress to call us at 617-253-2916. We are available Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. We can respond to any mental health-related inquiries or urgent concerns, connect you with one of our providers, or help match you with a mental health professional in the community. As always, clinicians are on call for emergencies 24 hours a day. We are thinking of you and committed to your wellbeing — please do not hesitate to reach out.
We encourage everyone to continue engaging in healthy self-care, and we look forward to connecting with you. Below are some resources, including podcasts, videos, and links for online groups available to help MIT students as we navigate the pandemic together.
Karen Singleton, Ph.D.
Associate Medical Director; Chief of Student Mental Health & Counseling Services