Student Resources

Facing life's challenges away from home can be hard. We hope you will find these resources helpful.


College Student Mental Wellness Resources
Center for Online Education:
Maryville University: 

Teen Mental Wellness

Wise Minds – Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Teaches individuals to manage distress, communicate needs, and much more while targeting a variety of difficulties and behaviors including but not limited to eating disorders and low self-esteem

About DBT:
DBT Mindfulness:
Distress Tolerance:
Emotion Regulation:
Interpersonal Effectiveness:

Seven signs to be aware of:

  • Apathy
  • Irritability
  • Exhaustion – can’t sleep/too much sleep or other sleep disorders
  • Hopelessness
  • Lack of concentration
  • Isolation

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  1-800-273-8255
HUGS (Healing and Understanding of Grief from Suicide)  704-571-9011
HOPES (Healing Opportunities for People Experiencing Suicide)
     704-372-8809 x211 (Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
     704-541-1173 (Monday – Friday, 7:00 – 10:00 PM)

Bereavement Support Group at Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center  704-384-5223
Kindermourn (for grieving parents or children)  704-376-2580

Mental Wellness Crisis
Carolinas Health Center Psychiatric Emergency 24-Hour Help Line  704-444-2400
Mental Health Mobile Unit (they come to you)  704-566-3410 

Mental Wellness Treatment and Education
HopeWay (residential and outpatient care in Charlotte)  980-859-2106

Rape Crisis Hotline  704-375-9900

Substance Abuse (Smoking, Alcohol, and Other Drugs) National Hopeline  1-800-784-2433
Alcoholics Anonymous AA Hotline (24/7)  704-332-4387
AI-Anon (for families and friends of problem drinkers)  704-523-1159
     (AA and AI-Anon meetings at Christ Church Sundays at 8pm)
Narcotics Anonymous Hotline (24/7)  980-200-9349
Sex Addiction Anonymous  704-266-0722

Eating Disorder
The Renfrew Center (for females)  800-736-3739, 6633 Fairview Rd. 
Support Group meets Thursdays at 7:00 PM at Myers Park Pres

LGBTQ Support and Community
Time Out Youth 704-344-8335


(Podcasts are available online or on the podcast app on iPhone.)

“On Being” – Krista Tippett
“Taking up the big questions of meaning with scientists and theologians, artists and teachers — some you know and others you’ll love to meet.” with Richard Rohr on male spirituality

“Sermon Brainwave” by Working Preacher
“Join us for engaging weekly conversations on Sunday’s Scripture passages.” 

“Pray as You Go”
Music, Scripture, and Meditation.  Brief 10-12 minutes every day

Daily Devotions

(Sent via email) 

The Daily
Short daily scripture passage with a message or question

Richard Rohr Daily Meditation
Can choose daily, weekly, or monthly emails

Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Can choose from a variety of emails including but not limited to monastic wisdom, daily growth practices, and weekly sermons.

Henri Nouwen Daily Meditation
Daily and Weekly meditations

The Daily Sip
Daily musing and meditations from Episcopal priest, Charles Lafond

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Resources for Growth, Practice, and Exploration

The Bible Project
“The Bible Project creates videos that show the Bible as a unified story that leads to Jesus. The Bible is literary genius and has divine wisdom for the modern world.” Animated videos highlight the books of the bible, biblical themes, word studies, and more.

The Daily Examen
A daily and reflective spiritual practice.

Centering Prayer
A receptive method of silent prayer to experience God within us.

Discernment of Spirits
Using the tools of spiritual discernment in order to aid decision making.

Rule of Life
A series focused on God to explore and cultivate our relationships with God, Self, and Others.
Watch: What is a Rule of Life?

Forward Movement
Resource page with daily prayers, opportunities for growth, podcasts, and more.

Sacred Space
Daily prayer and scripture

Ignatian Spirituality
Information and experience of Ignatian Spirituality through prayer, spiritual direction, retreats, and making decisions.

Nationwide Episcopal Campus Ministries

Find a campus ministry at your school!