CHW Resources & Self-Help Page

The health and well-being of our students remain our top priority.

There are resources for students to learn about a variety of health topics, including substance abuse, nutrition, mental health, stress, sleep, and more.

Self-Help Resources

  • CollegeGambling.org: Developed by the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) as a tool to help current and prospective students, campus administrators, campus health professionals, and parents address gambling and gambling-related harms on campus.
  • National Council on Problem Gambling

  • Scarleteen: The highest-ranked website for sex education and sexuality advice online for 15-25 year olds.
  • GYT provides the facts on STIs, testing, and protection; talking tips to help young people communicate with their partners, parents, and health care providers; and a testing center locator provided by the CDC.
  • Alice!: Information on college sexual health. Ask questions or find an answer to a question. A SUPERs favorite!
  • Planned Parenthood: Info on sexual health, contraception, emergency contraception, etc
  • American Social Health Association: ASHA is America's authority for sexual health information.
  • Centers for Disease Control Sexual Health & Topics page

Testing for STIs and HIV

  • Testing is available, whether or not you will have to pay out of pocket for the testing depends on what type of health insurance you have. Please review your health insurance policy for coverage details. There are also many free and low-cost STI testing sites in Boston. You can also call Counseling, Health & Wellness Services for more information regarding STI testing.
  • Planned Parenthood: Get free and confidential testing for STIs as well as non-judgemental options about birth control at your local Planned Parenthood health center.
  • Boston GLASS: Organization offering services to LGBTQ+ youth of color and their allies. Same day free and confidential prevention and testing services for STIs and HIV/AIDS.
  • Fenway Health: Organization offering specialized healthcare for those who identify as LGBTQ+ and their allies. Fenway Health is a safe and respectful place to receive testing and counseling for HIV/AIDS and other STIs.

 

  • Truth Initiative: is America's largest nonprofit public health organization committed to making tobacco use a thing of the past. 
  • American Cancer Society: Includes FAQ about tobacco and cancer.
  • Electronic Cigarettes: Get the facts about electronic cigarettes, their health effects and the risks of using e-cigarettes.
  • How to Quit Smoking: The American Lung Association can help people figure out their reasons for quitting and then take steps towards quitting for good.
  • Tobacco Free College Campus: Resources, tools and support to keep students healthy at school.