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Mental Health resources from our counseling staff

Support & Resources

CredibleMind brings together trustworthy, evidence-based approaches to address mental and emotional health concerns in a way that makes it easy to find the resources specific to your needs and preferences. Expert and user ratings highlight the resources most effective and most reliable. It’s like Google, Netflix, and Yelp for your mental and emotional health needs. CredibleMind is for mental health what WebMD is for physical health – it’s that same level of authority and reliability.
Getting Started:
  • Go to www.CredibleMind.com
  • Find the topics that mean the most to you
  • See what the experts are saying about the evidence-based approaches you can take
  • Select expert-rated resources to find what’s best for you
  • This public site covers 40 topics of interest in mental health and includes 5,000 pieces of curated, expert & user-reviewed content from articles and blogs, to apps and YouTube videos.

Mobile Crisis Team

The mobile crisis team at Northern Rivers offers support to individuals and families that are experiencing a mental health or behavioral crisis. They are still in operation from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The mobile crisis number is (518) 292-5499.

In case of an emergency please dial 911

Community Mental Health Services

  • Suicide Prevention Center: 1-800-TALK 
  • Ellis Hospital ER/Crisis Center: 518-243-4000
  • Four Winds Hospital: 518-584-3600

Apps for meditation, mindfulness and more

Check your App Store or Google Play to find several apps to aid meditation, mindfulness and more:

  • Insight Timer: FREE app for meditation and sleep. Learn to meditate with over 13,000 guided meditations that you can sort based on how you are feeling, time, rating, and more. Sleep sections with ambient music, soundscapes, bedtime stories, sleep meditations, and more.
  • MindShift: FREE app for young adults that uses scientifically proven strategies to help them learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge or their anxiety. Quick tools provided through a virtual coach to tackle Worry, Panic, Perfectionism, Social Anxiety, and Phobias.
  • Smiling Mind: FREE app designed to help people bring better balance to their lives. It was created specifically with students in mind with a whole section on mindfulness in the classroom. Offers individual program based on personal needs for ages 7-adult with exercises in mindfulness, gratitude, digital detox, exploring emotions, grounding, self-compassion, and managing stress.
  • Moodpath: Moodpath is your FREE personalized mental health companion that supports you in phases of stress, depression, and anxiety. The app tracks psychological, emotional, and physical health over a two-week period in order to generate a personalized screening that users can discuss with their physician or therapist. The app also contains educational information to teach users about the psychology behind their mood, signs of depression and psychotherapy.
  • Headspace: Learn the life-changing skills of meditation in just a few minutes a day with Headspace. Find hundreds of sessions on physical health, personal growth, stress, and anxiety. They are all designed to help you stress less, focus more, and feel better. Download Headspace to meditate anywhere, anytime, and start living a healthier, happier life. Good for all ages and those just beginning with meditation.
  • Stop, Breathe, & Think: The app features 34 FREE sessions. Most of the meditations are short, up to 15 minutes, and feature simple introductory practices like Being Kind to Your BodyForgiving Yourself, and Joy. A section called Learn to Meditate explains what mindfulness is and why it’s beneficial, including some of the neuroscience and physiology behind it.
  • Calm: FREE meditations, about 25 in total, come in different lengths, from a quick 3-minute meditation to a half-hour sit. You can start with 7 Days of Calm, a weeklong beginners’ series that includes practices for cultivating awareness, returning to the breath when the mind wanders, and training for how to bounce back when the brain switches to “autopilot mode.”

More resources from the BCSD Counseling Office can be found here.