Counseling Center

Update: Friday 5/22/20--HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY Weekend!

Counseling Center: 401-254-3124; Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

Visit our Facebook page  and Instagram account for updates every weekday! 

Congratulations to everyone for all your hard work and completing your spring semester courses. Special recognition to the Class of 2020, we are all so proud of your accomplishments at Roger Williams University!

For Memorial Day, we honor the military who died in service to this country. If you choose to gather with others from outside of your household this holiday weekend, please remember to take necessary precautions to protect yourself and others. These precautions include cleaning your hands and surfaces, covering your cough or sneeze with the inside of your elbow, social distancing, and wearing a cloth face cover. Visit the Center for Disease Control for more details: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html

Quote of the Day: “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself”---Joseph Campbell (1904-1987), American literature professor who explored mythology and religion

This website AND  our Facebook page  will be updated each weekday with new content to invite you to engage in needed self-care and maintain your psychological well-being. Topics that we will cover over the coming weeks include boredom, happiness, humor, resiliency, sleep, social isolation,andstress.

To limit the spread of COVID-19, no in-person meetings are occurring in the physical spaces of the Counseling Center. From May to the beginning of Fall Semester, we are offering telemental health treatment (phone or video) to any Roger Williams University student if you are enrolled in one or more courses in Summer Session I or II through Roger Williams University AND are currently located in an eligible state. Your state determines your eligibility for this form of treatment. We can discuss whether this is a viable option for you and we will provide referral options when it is not viable. To explore this possible option, call the Counseling Center at 401-254-3124 Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm and leave a voicemail with your full name, cell phone number, and current city and state. We will return your call as soon as we are able.

If you prefer telemental health treatment with a therapistin your local area, we suggest you consult with your primary health care provider and/or review both of these referral sites: Psychology Today (www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists) and Zencare (www.zencare.co/). You can also contact the Counseling Center at 401-254-3124 and leave us a voicemail if you need assistance in locating a referral.

For emergencies, if you are one of the few students on campus, call Public Safety at 401-254-3333. If you are off-campus in the Bristol area, call East Bay Center at 401-246-0700. Options for any student, regardless of where they live, include calling 911, visiting a local hospital emergency room, and/or contacting one of these resources: 

  • The Samaritans of Rhode Island:  401-272-4044 or 800-365-4044
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255); TTY: 1-800-799-4889 
  • National Hopeline Network: 800-784-2433
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741-741 
  • Asian LifeNet Hotline: 877-990-8585
  • Persons of Color Crisis Text Line: Text STEVE to 741-741
  • Trevor LGBTQ Helpline: 866-488-7386 or text START to 678-678
  • The Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-SAFE (7233)
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline 800-656-HOPE (4673)

This site is designed to provide Roger Williams University students, family members of students, administrators, faculty, and staff with easy access to information about Center services. For detailed information, please explore the options listed on the left.

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FREE anonymous, online screenings for concerns about anxiety, depression, eating, gambling, psychosis, substance use, and trauma are found here: Counseling Screening