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Fun college care packages that support emotional and mental well-being.

Resources

**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

Suicide:

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)

Addictions: 

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 

adaa.org

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) 

ADHD

http://add.org/college-students/(a really good list of books and resources for kids who struggle with ADD or ADHD in college 

Sex

Heard of Hannah Witton?? (Youtuber who talks about all things sex!)

Links

Grief :

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, 

Organizations and Programs

Helpmate

This is domestic violence but they have resources and counseling for relationship violence. helpmateonline.org Crisis line: 828-254-0516 Business line: 828-254-2968

Our Voice

Asheville’s organization for rape and sexual assault. *A free resource for education, individual and group therapy. Ourvoicenc.org Crisis line: 828-255-7576 Text VOICE or VOZ to 85511 Business number 828-252-0562

UNCA Counseling

https://healthandcounseling.unca.edu BULLDOG Health Link: FREE After-Hours Support Line – call 1-888-267-3675 Counseling Office phone number: 828-251-6520
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Therapists

Megan Stanton, LPCA, LCASA

31 College Place, Bldg B, Ste 200 Asheville, NC 28801 828-290-7632 www.positivedirectioncounseling.com Specialities:Work with people in early recovery and those wanting to reduce/abstain from substance use. Insurances: BCBS and Aetna

Dr. Faith Cook

Located in Black Mountain (about 20 minutes from Asheville) Specializesin the mental health effects of living with Diabetes 1 or 2, chronic illness and autoimmune disease. Insurance: BCBS, Cresent, ChampVA, healthscope, Humana, medicare, medcost.

Maddy Serpa

Asheville Motivational Counseling *Located close to downtown 828-367-7620 Specializesin Addiction, life changes, anxiety and depression. Insurance: BCBS, United Health, and Medicare

Patrick Casale

828 515 1246 resilientmindcounseling.com Specialties: addiction issues, anger, anxiety, self esteem and self worth Insurances:Aetna, BCBS and private pay

Elizabeth McCorvey

UNCA based Counselor and has a private practice in Hendersonville, NC (20 minutes from Asheville) but offers sliding scale. Elizabeth also has Unbridled Connections-equine-assisted psychotherapy (therapy using horses!) unbridledconnections.com

Blair Buckler

www.blairbucklerlpc.com Located 5 minutes from UNCA near WholeFoods on Merrimon. Specializesin CBT and DBT (great for skills and learning practical tools for life) Insurance:Healthchoice and Medicaid. Sliding scale and discount for students.

Ginelle Krummey, LPCA

Growth Point Collaborative. *Walkable to UNCA 383 Merrimon Avenue Asheville, NC 28801 828 548 1378 Specializingin therapy for young adults and survivors. Insurance: BCBS

Mike Comparetto, LCSW, ACT

**Located just 2 minutes from UNCA *Walkable Owner and Therapist at Strive On Counseling www.StriveOn.me (828) 407-0074 Specialty includes:Anxiety, Substance Use/Addiction, Depression, OCD, Meditation/Mindfulness, Couples Counseling, Self-Esteem, Emotion Regulation, Self-Development, LGBTQ issues, Men’s Issues, Insomnia Payment information: BCBS and sliding scale
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Introducing the Amazing Exam Box!

The Exam Box is full of foods that are scientifically proven to boost focus and brain power. We also have fun snacks to get your student through their cram sessions. Each box contains study tips and tools to help students stay organized and cope with nerves.

 

What’s Inside the Box?

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.

The December Box includes: Peppermint Candy Cane, Hershey’s Kisses, Animal Crackers, Stretch Island Fruit Leather, Goldfish, Ritz Bits, Spiced Apple Cider, 2 Propel Drink Mixes, Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate, Vermont Original Beef and Pork Stick, Nuts.com Trail Mix, Planters Peanuts, GoGo Squeeze Applesauce, Ritz Handy Snacks, Nature Valley Protein Bar, Nutella, Larabar, Original Pringles Parent Pouch: Travel Toothbrush and Colgate Tooth Paste Mental Health Tool: Art Therapy Coloring Kit Mental Health Topic: Disordered Eating, Signs and Symptoms and Facts and Myths of Eating Disorders and how to cope with them Special Topic: Easy, Thoughtful and Cheap DIY Holiday Gift Ideas **For $10 extra Upgrade to a Holiday Box and get everything listed above PLUS: a holiday card for them to send someone, a Reindeer Rubber Duck and a $10 Target Gift Card

Fun

Things they want!

Delicious snacks and food items, custom holiday and birthday boxes and other fun surprises they will love! Words of encouragement in every box!!

Necessary

Things they Need!

Every month has a special bag stuffed with toiletries, band-aids, and other seasonal must haves!

Guidance

Things to know!

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.

Know the Facts

Created by therapists, each box is designed to help students find their way and face each phase of college.

50%

of college students report mental health struggles

1 in 3

students report significant depression

20%

of college students consider suicide

Studies show that if college students are unprepared, they are more prone to anxiety, depression, addiction, making poor choices, dropping out or worse.

Anxious College Student

We take this as seriously as you do!

We want your kid to get the information they need every month in a way that works for them. BRIDGE BOX is carefully designed to support this transition. Each box is crafted to help make sure they get the information they need.

Still have questions?

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

  • a TON of fun and healthy snacks
  • A “parent pouch” (full of a couple of life’s necessities—chap stick, ear plugs, soaps, laundry sticks, etc)
  • Positive affirmation and empowerment cards and stickers throughout the whole box (to build up your college student every month!)
  • Two to three, 5×7 cards with information about a different theme. These cards will contain specific skills, definitions, questions to consider and a link to a video series with more information.
  • 2019 Fall semester themes are:
    • Month 1. Self-care and safety
    • Month 2. Anxiety
    • Month 3. Depression
    • Month 4. Addiction
    • Month 5. Eating issues
We will also be posting photos or videos on our social media sites

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 contact@mybridgebox.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 contact@mybridgebox.com 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!!!!

Getting Started is Easy!

Step 1

You subscribe and choose the package you want for your student

Step 2

Your Bridge Box will arrive within a week of your child arriving at school and each month after that

Step 3

Sleep easy knowing your child has the tools they need

Bridge Box makes a monthly donation to Active Minds, a national organization dedicated to opening up the conversation about mental health amongst young people and college campuses.

What Value!

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

Mental Heath Cards Visual design by Kateryna Meleshchuk. See more at: https://dongurik.myportfolio.com/

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​Give your college student the tools to thrive.

Questions? Email us at contact@mybridgebox.com