Mental Health Resources


Please know that you are not alone as you deal with problems affecting your mental health or emotional well-being. Reach out to the Office of Student Affairs or any of the other university-based resources below; we want to work together to meet your needs and preserve your confidentiality. You will also find important hotlines and national resources.

Office of Student Affairs

OSA is available to help you with personal and academic advising, counseling, and referrals. OSA is located on the Mezzanine Level of Ruttenberg Hall in Suite M85. You can call us at 203-432-7646, email us at osa@yale.edu, or reach out to our half-time clinical counselor Mia Wilson (phone TBD; mia.wilson@yale.edu), or reach out to our full time wellness counselor Catherine Banson (203-432-2366: catherine.banson@yale.edu).

Yale Mental Health & Counseling (MHC)

MHC is located at 55 Lock Street, 3rd Floor. MHC provides short-term therapy individualized to the students' personal situation. Their psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers are skilled in diverse treatment approaches. 

Acute Care appointments are available 24/7 by calling 203-432-0290 M-F 8:30-5 or 203-432-0123 after hours. 

Click here for guidance on finding a therapist. 

Connect to Care Survey

New at YLS - 2021-22! C2C is an anonymous and confidential recommendation engine where you can input preferences and receive tailored mental health & wellness resources at YLS/Yale. It only takes about 10 minutes to complete and you may use it multiple times regardless of where you are in your mental health journey. Try it out and let us know what you think!

Chaplain's Office

The Chaplain’s Office is committed to helping students of all (and no) faiths deepen their knowledge, grow respect and mutual understanding across faith and culture and participate in discussions of religious, ethical and spiritual topics.

Sexual Harassment and Assault Response & Education (SHARE) Center at Yale

SHARE is available to members of the Yale community who are dealing with sexual misconduct of any kind. 

Yale LGBTQ+ Office 

The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Resources can provide advice and support on a number of issues faced by LGBTQ and gender non-conforming members of the Yale Community.


Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers

Connecticut provides confidential crisis intervention and referral services to the Connecticut legal community as part of a national system of lawyer assistance programs. You can get up to six confidential free counseling sessions a year on a range of issues including depression, stress, relationship issues, financial concerns, and alcohol and substance abuse. 

MA General Hospital Mental Health Resources for BIPOC 

This regularly updated website provides practitioner directories, online support groups and self-guided virtual resources for Black, Indigenous and People of Color.  

Mental Health America

Mental Health America is dedicated to addressing the needs of people living with mental illness and promoting everyone’s mental health. You can learn more about the signs and symptoms of mental health conditions and use their guide to living a mentally healthier life. Here’s their guide to finding an anti-racist therapist


Additional Resources

Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders (ANAD) - 888-375-7767 

Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA)

Eating Disorders Anonymous

National Sexual Assault Hotline run by RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) - 800-656-HOPE (4673)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 800-273-TALK (8255)  

The Network/La Red Hotline - 800-832-1901

SAFE Alternatives (Self-Abuse Finally Ends)