Counseling and Wellness Resources

Campus Resources

Career Development Office
As part of the educational process, Career Development Office provides comprehensive programs, opportunities and experiences guiding students and alumni in the pursuit of meaningful careers, connecting them with employers and fostering collaborative partnerships within Central Connecticut State University and the broader community.

The Learning Center
The Learning Center is committed to provide assistance for all students so that they may reach their maximum academic potential as successful, independent and life-long learners. They offer tutoring programs online and in person, as well as promoting the academic success of all students. The Learning Center is also comprised of Student Disability Services, which provides students with support and services needed to succeed at Central Connecticut State University.

Campus Recreation
Kaiser Hall
The mission of Campus Recreation is to provide the students, faculty and staff of Central Connecticut State University with opportunities for recreation that encourage personal development, contribute to participant fitness, and improve overall campus life, through safe, quality, educational and enjoyable programs, facilities and services. 

Ruthe Boyea Women's Center
Student Center, Room 215
The mission of the Ruthe Boyea Women's Center is to provide resources, to advocate, to inform, and to support personal development. They offer a wide array of information and services for and about women. They sponsor educational and cultural programs designed to promote gender equity, knowledge of women's rights issues, leadership, and independence. They welcome all men, women, and transgendered persons through their doors.

Student Activities and Leadership Development (SA/LD)
Student Center, Room 201
Their mission is to work to promote a diverse community through socialization and recreation. Students will have the opportunity to interact in the University community through club & student organizations, intramural & club sports and participation in fun and educational events. Join a club, team or organization and make your experience here at Central a memorable one. 

Student Disability Services
Carroll Hall, Room 246
The staff members of Student Disability Services are committed to providing students with the accommodations and auxiliary aids needed to allow students to participate in a rich and varied life at Central.

Student Wellness Services, Health Services
Willard-DiLoreto Complex, 1st Floor
The mission of University Health Service is to maintain and promote optimum physical and emotional health of the University students by providing quality, accessible, comprehensive, and cost-effective health care. In doing so, they help support and maintain the success of each student attending the University and providing them with life long skills to become a full participant in his/her own health. 

Community Resources

The Connecticut Clearinghouse
The Connecticut Clearinghouse is the state's primer library resource center for information on substance abuse and mental health disorders, prevention and health promotion, treatment and recovery, wellness and other related topics. A program of Wheeler Clinic, Inc., the Clearinghouse is funded by the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
The Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services 
The mission of The Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is to improve the quality of life of the people of Connecticut by providing an integrated network of comprehensive, effective and efficient mental health and addiction services that foster self-sufficiency, dignity and respect. They are a recovery-oriented healthcare service agency.

The United States Department of Health and Human Services
The United States Department of Health and Human Services is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sharply focuses its vision on building resilience and facilitating recovery for people with - or at - risk for substance abuse disorders. SAMHSA is utilizing every last resource in its current endeavors. SAMHSA's National Mental Health Information Center: Center for Mental Services contains a plethora of resources such as hotlines tailored to individual needs, informational resources focused solely on the care of children, a Mental Health Dictionary, and A Mental Health Services Locator. They can also be reached via telephone at 1.800.789.2647, furthering their mission of providing information for users of mental health services and their families, the general public, policy makers, providers, and the media.

Information Center staff members are skilled at listening and responding to questions from the public and professionals. The staff quickly directs callers to Federal, State, and local organizations dedicated to treating and preventing mental illness. The Information Center also has information on Federal grants, conferences, and other events.

The Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling
The Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling is a private, not-for-profit organization affiliated with the National Council on Problem Gambling. The council's mission is to reduce the prevalence and impact of problem and pathological (compulsive) gambling on individuals, families and society. They can be reached at 203.453.0138. The National Council on Problem Gambling Helpline is equipped with trained professional and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1.800.346.6238.

Meditation Resources

Guided Meditation
The Forum for Contemplative Practices at Central provides guided meditations available to students.

On-Campus Meditation
The Forum for Contemplative Practices at Central's Moment to Moment Meditation is helped every Thursday from 3 - 3:30pm in Barnard Hall, room 218.