National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
The Trevor Lifeline (Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth) 866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386)
CDC-INFO (Formerly known as the CDC National STD and AIDS Hotline) 1-800-CDC-INFO
Veterans’ Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255), press 1
Addiction Center 24/7 Treatment Help 1-888-336-2646
Treatment Referral Hotline (Substance Abuse) 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)
National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline1-866-331-9474
National Eating Disorders Association Hotline 1-800-931-2237
Emergency Psychiatry Services-Bay Ridge Hospital 1-800-569-5608
HAWC (Healing Abuse Working for Change) 1-800-547-1649
24-hr confidential hotline and short-term counseling
YWCA NORTH SHORE RAPE CRISIS CENTER
1-800-922-8772 (24-hr hotline, resources and support)
Anyone can call these numbers at any time whether you are the one in crisis, or you are helping someone who is. Please do not hesitate to contact your Resident Director or Public Safety at x3333 for help.
What should I do if I have been sexually assaulted?
1. Seek safety. Make sure you are in a safe place with safe people.
2. Get support. Seek out someone you trust in whom you can confide.
3. Preserve evidence. If you think you want evidence collected, do not bathe or shower, brush your teeth or go the bathroom. You will want to go directly to the ER where they will go through the important process of caring for you and preserving evidence. Do not change your clothes (if you already have, put your clothes in a clean paper bag such as a grocery store bag and bring them with you to the ER).
4. Seek medical attention. Go the the ER at Beverly Hospital 978-922-3000 x3700. If you would like someone to go with you to the hospital, call your RA, a friend, or the Gordon Police at 978-867-3333.
Please click here for complete information on what to do if you or a friend have been sexually assaulted. You are not alone.
12 BEST HEALTH WEBSITES
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information on a wide range of health conditions and related topics, including travel health, emergency preparedness, and occupational health. Tools for healthy living.
User-friendly information on a wide range of diseases, conditions and treatments. Tools for healthy living and managing chronic conditions, including risk calculators, quizzes, and symptom-checker.
User-friendly information on a wide range of diseases, conditions, and treatments searchable by symptoms, health conditions, tests/procedures, and treatments. Tools for healthy living include interactive graphics, videos, expert blogs, and first aid guide.
Information on a wide range of diseases, conditions, treatments, and healthy living. Interactive elements include a symptom checker and online communities for questions, support, and advice.
National Institutes of Health
Information on a wide range of health topics, summarizing recent research. Includes guides to specific diseases, and tools on talking to your doctor and science education.
Systematic reviews (analyses of relevant, high-quality evidence) published since 2003 on what works in health care and medicine. Includes guides to health conditions, health terminology, and drugs, written for non-specialists.
User-friendly website that looks and functions like a mainstream news source, highlighting trending topics. Written by health care professionals and overseen by board-certified physicians.
MENTAL HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Half of Us
Mental Health Infosource
Mental Help Net
National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Institute of Mental Health
National Mental Health Association
Suicide Prevention Online 24/7 Crisis Line
ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS
College Drinking: Changing the Culture
Drug Watch (medications, their side effects, and associated drug news)
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration
Tobacco Free U
Wicked Sober – Boston Addiction Treatment Help
Red Flag Campaign (Dating Violence Among College Students)
HAWC (Healing Abuse, Working for Change)
National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
National Coalition against Domestic Violence
EATING DISORDERS/BODY IMAGE
Coach and Athlete Information
Guidelines for Healthy Living at Any Size
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
National Eating Disorder Association
Information & Support for friends/family of someone with a personality disorder
Please note, these screenings are only informational and are not meant to substitute for professional help or diagnosis. Please come to the Health Center if you would like medical advice or make an appointment with the Gordon College Counseling Center.