Counseling Services is committed to the development of the whole person: intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, physically, and socially. As part of this commitment, Counseling Services recognizes the need for specific outreach, resources, and engagement of our graduate students.
While not every student has the same experience, graduate students may face unique stressors and struggles in their graduate school experience that trigger emotional distress. The Counseling Services team is committed to providing a welcoming environment, where all identities, abilities, beliefs, and experiences are recognized and valued. For students enrolled in full-time graduate programs at Stonehill, our range of services are described here including individual counseling support within a confidential space to explore distress, identify resources, and learn coping strategies. For students enrolled in part-time and certificate programs at Stonehill, Counseling Services can be of support for consultation around resources and referral to community providers. For all graduate students enrolled in full-time, part-time, and certificate programs, our outreach programs and workshops, groups, and 24/7 Urgent Support Line can be helpful resources for navigating mental health needs. For urgent support or if you are in crisis, call 508-565-1331, Option 2 to be connected to a clinician via our 24/7 Urgent Support Line. For inquiries about appointment scheduling, consultation for referral, and/or information about groups/programs, call 508-565-1331, Option 1 to be connected to our front desk. Graduate students who are employees of Stonehill College should utilize counseling resources available through the Employee Assistance Program or call the EAP's 24/7 Support Line at 800-624-5544.
In addition to the services listed above, we have compiled some additional links and resources here that may be useful to graduate students:
- Check out our compilation of a variety of Self-Help Resources.
- We have also created a listing of resources to support students during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
- We recognize our graduate students represent diverse identities. Consider exploring resources specific for BIPOC mental health, LGBTQIA+ mental health, student-athlete mental health, and mental health needs of students with disabilities.
- This article provides tips on navigating graduate school with mental illness.
- Work-life balance may need fine-tuning and extra attention in graduate school, particularly for graduate students balancing jobs, children, and/or other family demands. Check out articles on: Insights for Positive Mental Health in Graduate School, How to Balance Grad School and Kids, Five Graduate Student Work-Life Balance Tips, and Tips for Physical and Mental Health in Grad School.
- Our campus partners in a variety of student support offices can be of assistance to our graduate students with regards to health and wellness. Learn more about services available in Intercultural Affairs, Health Services, Accessibility Resources, and the Health and Wellness Office.