**Hotlines can be a really great resource if you are feeling unsure and nervous about getting support. They are confidential and you can do it right from your phone
OF COURSE, in person resources are always a great option. Most every college has a counseling office that you can call and go to for free.
Worried about a friend? Check out seizetheawkward.org
National suicide prevention lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
Trevor life line (for LGBTQ youth) 1-866-4UT-REVOR (1-866-488-7386)
Treatment referral hotline 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-5357)
Substance Abuse Helpline (844)-897-8927
Alcohol and Drug Helpline (800) 821-4357
Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
National Sexual Assault hotline 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)
National Teen dating abuse helpline: 1-866-331-9474
National Domestic Violence hotline: 1-800-799-7233
thehotline.org (24/7 online chat support for domestic violence)
Crisis Text Line:
ULIFELINE Text START or SEIZE to 741741 and a real person will get in touch with you.
Depression and Anxiety
anxietyspace.com (has a ton of threads and you can search almost any questions)
Eating Issues/Eating Disorders
National Eating Disorders Association Helpline 1-800-931-2237
nationaleatingdisorders.org (website that goes with above hotline)
betterhelp.com (A great, general website with resources and support)
http://add.org/college-students/(a really good list of books and resources for kids who struggle with ADD or ADHD in college
Heard of Hannah Witton?? (Youtuber who talks about all things sex!)
griefresourcenetwork (a huge resource for hotlines)
Local Resources for your area.
Here, at Bridge Box, we are working to create a resource page for mental health and other supportive resources in specific regions of the country. We are starting in our home city of Asheville, NC. and adding other regions,
The truth is that adolescents have a developmental need to stop listening to parents. Their brains actually encourage this so they can be ready to leave the nest. We believe in empowering 1st year college students with the tools they need to find their own way and know when to ask for help.
Check out the resources and video sections that come with each Bridge Box.
Life tips for stress relief, motivation, organizing, budgeting & mental health such as depression & anxiety. They get access to a video series online to help learn more if they choose.
Studies show that if college students are unprepared, they are more prone to anxiety, depression, addiction, making poor choices, dropping out or worse.
All students will love the snacks and gifts included in Bridge Box! The specific conversations about emotional wellness and mental health benefit all college students because this stuff can come up at any time for college students. Let us know what year of school your child is in and we will do our best to make sure the box is a perfect fit!!
Each care package is full of great stuff for your college student and one box will certainly be appreciated!! AND, in a perfect world, students would get Bridge Box every month and here’s why: Bridge Box was created by a counselor who spent years studying the common problems that show up for college students and when they tend to occur. Bridge Box is designed to address these challenges and potential issues as they come up (from first getting to school, the pink cloud phase, after that pink cloud phase, different phases of friends, exams, holidays, returning to school, when things get tough and when it’s almost done). Also, students are busy and they often forget to take care of themselves. Bridge Box serves as a reminder for students to practice self-care so they can be their best selves. They will also get access to a video series that speaks to each theme presented in the box with new videos being uploaded regularly.
Each box will have
We encourage all students to join us on Instagram or Facebook and our website where we are dedicated to helping students find the right resources. They can find these links in each box. It is set up in a clear way where students can click on whatever theme they are looking for and find access to specific skills, videos, articles, and blogs. If you, or your student, have a specific question about something in our box, please feel free to email us at email@example.com
If there is a particular item or snack that you didn’t like in the box, let us know and we will make sure you get something you do like!!! You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org we will be posting surveys for students to do on our social media sites every month.
When you subscribe to Bridge Box, there will be a list of questions about the specific needs and requests of each student and we will tailor their box to suit those needs.
We are so excited you want to join us. Navigate to the bottom of our website or click the “Sign Up” button here to view our products. Choose a plan and fill out the questionnaire about your college student during the checkout process. We will get their box to them as soon as possible. You will have options for how long you want your subscription. Your credit card will be billed right away.
You can cancel your care package for your college student any time you wish. Please cancel 2 weeks prior to your student’s ship date, which is the first week of each month, so we can be sure to cancel before shipping and refund your money. If you are signed up for the 6 month or 12 month plan, you must pay for 2 boxes before you will have the option to cancel or pause your subscription. And good news, you can come back any time!!!!
You subscribe and choose the package you want for your student
Bridge Box Care Packages and the Resources Site are meticulously designed and curated by mental health professionals and educators to bring Guidance, Education, Inspiration and Fun to college students as they move through this life stage.
Each box delivers 14-16 snacks, tools for self care and mental well-being, a small tote of essentials, information on various mental health topics, tips on specific issues that come up in college and tons of encouragement and affirmations.
Students are directed to info.mybridgebox.com for addition resources and information, videos, blogs, guided meditations and so much more!
The total value of each box is over $250.
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