Wellness and Essential Needs

Alert: The College will not be providing in-person services until further notice. For COVID-19 updates from the College, please visit the Coronavirus website.

For remote support and learning resources, please visit  the Dean of Students Webpage

Our Wellness and Essential Needs department offers a variety of services to assist students with their mental health, food and housing, financial and other basic needs.  

Mental Health Resources:

In order to support MCC students’ academic success, a licensed mental health counselor is available to meet with students for mental health assessment, and, if needed, referral to treatment providers and resources in the local community, as well as to other support services within the College.  These services are short-term, confidential and are offered to enrolled students at no charge.  


 Mental health assessment and referral services are being offered remotely at this time.

Picture of an envelope Email

Students can email directly for an appointment, by sending 2-3 possible appointments times to:
Lynn Gregory  GREGORYL@middlesex.mass.edu

Picture of a phone receiver  Phone

Current students may leave a voicemail for mental health services at this Student Support Services phone number: 781-280-3630. When leaving a message, please speak slowly and clearly, leave your name, A#, and question in your message.  Staff will respond to all messages by phone or through College email.

Picture of a computer monitor   Doxy.Me

Mental health assessment and referral services will be provided through the videoconferencing platform Doxy.Me.  This platform is extremely secure and private, can be accessed using most devices, and does not require any further downloads.

Resources for mental health crisis situations: 

  • For urgent mental health emergencies, go directly to your nearest hospital Emergency Room or call 911.
  • For mental health emergencies when you are not in immediate physical danger, contact the MA Statewide Emergency Services Program at 1-877-382-1609. They are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Crisis Text Line offers free, 24/7 support for those in crisis: Text HOME to 741741 or text STEVE to 741741 if you are a person of color and would like to be connected to a culturally competent counselor.

Other useful mental health community resources during these challenging times:

MassSupport: This is a new crisis counseling program created to support the behavioral health needs of Massachusetts residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing behavioral health resources, information, and referrals. The program will offer counseling services in English and Spanish and can be reached at 1-888-215-4920 or via email at masssupport@riversidecc.org For more information, visit the MassSupport website: http://riversidetraumacenter.org/our-services/masssupport/

National Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 for emotional support services.

Mass211 offers a wide variety of support and referral services. Dial 2-1-1.



Last Modified: 11/13/20