Therapy and Self-Help Resources

Resources for Mental Health

Free Online Mental Health Assessment: An anonymous screening tool for a variety of mental health concerns, including a wide range screening as well as more specific ones.

Wellness Hub- Dimensions of Wellness: A list of many different wellness resources

The Ekmans' Atlas of Emotions: An interactive tool that builds your vocabulary of emotions and illuminates your emotional world

Deep Breathing Exercise: A relaxation technique performed by purposefully taking slow, deep breaths. When practiced regularly, deep breathing provides both immediate and long-term relief from stress and anxiety.

Grounding Techniques: Grounding techniques help control symptoms of anxiety by turning attention away from thoughts, memories, or worries, and refocusing on the present moment.


Resources for Substance Use

Alcohol Use Assessment: A free and anonymous screening tool for alcohol use concerns

Substance Use Assessment: A free and anonymous screening tool for substance use concerns

UMB Scholars for Recovery: Student organization to support students who are in recovery

Kolmac Clinic: Outpatient drug and alcohol treatment clinic that includes detox, intensive outpatient services, and continuing care services

Haven @ UMBCOutpatient drug and alcohol treatment clinic that includes individual and group counseling services primarily focused on college and graduate students

Other Community Resources


Resources for Grief and Dealing with Loss

Heal Grief "HealGrief®, a social support network that is there when everyone else goes away, and the real grieving begins. Everything we do is inspired by our core belief that no one should ever grieve alone. HealGrief® provides the tools and resources to guide one’s journey with grief into a healthy personal growth."

WYG (What's your grief?) "To put it simply, this website is about grief. That probably sounds oversimplified, but grief is a complex, heavy, frustrating, scary, enormous…ahem, big topic. It starts with a death and envelopes everyone from family to friends, to friends of family and friends. Not only is grief an emotional, logistical, and existential nightmare, but it is taxing. It requires us to navigate the world without someone important, deal with complex feelings and emotions, and figure out ways to move forward when everything seems kind of bleak."

Grief Share "GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. Grief Share groups will understand."

  • Some groups have one-time registration fees (about $20 depending on the group)

Grief in Common "The journey of grief provides an opportunity for great personal growth, reflection and resilience that only the greatest challenges in our lives can design. This journey is not a simple one and the resilience isn’t easily found. It comes with time, it comes with patience, and more than anything, it comes with support. Support from people who understand. Grief in Common is that place. By creating a profile that outlines who you are, who you’ve lost and the circumstances surrounding that loss, our hope is that you will find a connection with someone who understands."

  • Costs $4.99 per month


Other Campus Resources

Educational Support and Disability Services: The Office of Educational Support and Disability Services (ESDS) works with students with all types of disabilities including physical, learning, sensory, psychological, ADHD, and chronic and acute medical conditions

Academic Coaching: Help with academic support and learning better academic skills (e.g., study skills, time management, etc)

Student Health: For physical health and wellness needs

Intercultural Center: Supporting a sense of belonging and connection for historically underrepresented students as well as connecting students to resources and navigating the impact of racial/ethnic/cultural stress on students, and much more. Check out their Table Podcast and their on-demand education on a variety of topics

Wellness Hub: Supports students in pursuing self-awareness, professional and personal development, and academic-life balance. Check out their upcoming live webinars as well as their on-demand education on a variety of mental health and wellbeing topics

URecFit & Wellness: University Recreation & Fitness (URecFit & Wellness) is committed to enriching the academic experience as well as encouraging the physical, mindful, cultural, spiritual, emotional, and social development of the community

Student groups: