Resources for Support
If you have an urgent concern and need to speak to a counselor after normal business hours, call 207-786-6200 and press “0” to reach ProtoCall.
We have a 24/7 mental health hotline called ProtoCall available to Bates students during the academic year. This service is staffed by mental health professionals who have been trained to work with Bates students. Bates CAPS clinicians provide back-up support to ProtoCall Services.
This page is in progress – more links to be added.
See here for help finding a community provider.
Other On-Campus Sources of Support
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has evaluated a number of mental-health related apps and online services. Please click here to see their evaluations.
Various Online Resources
The Renfrew Center – program specifically for college students
Hynes Recovery – assistance with finding treatment and returning to school
Project HEAL – financial assistance for eating disorder treatment
Walden Eating Disorders online support groups
Eating Recovery Center – College Student / Early Adult Support Group
Eating Recovery Center / Pathlight – Mental Health Support Group College Student / Early Adult
The Renfrew Center – Alumni Events
The Emily Program – Virtual Support Groups and Recovery Nights
The Renfrew Center – Virtual College Outpatient Programming During Winter Break
The Renfrew Center – Outpatient Group for College Students
The Renfrew Center – Virtual Treatment
Alliance for Eating Disorders – Eating Disorder Support Groups and Programs
Perfectionism / Imposter Syndrome
Substance Abuse and Addiction
See here for finding a community provider and searching for Substance Abuse specialties.
For Parents / Guardians
A parent / guardian guide to college student mental health from McClean Hospital.