Health Information Resources

The health and well-being of our students remain our top priority. Below are resources for students to learn about a variety of health topics, including substance abuse, nutrition, mental health, sleep and more.

Alcohol

Cold and Flu

Eating Disorders and Body Image

Gambling

  • 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

Marijuana and Other Drugs

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Includes University of Michigan's Monitoring the Future data (2005) and basic info on the extent of use, health effects, and treatment options.
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) - Children & Teens
  • DrugAbuse.gov: Includes research reports, quick facts, & trends on "club drugs," such as MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, Rohypnol, ketamine, methamphetamine, and LSD.
  • GenerationRx: Medication safety resources and information for teachers and students (K-college). Student understanding of medication safety issues, particular the dangers of abusing prescription and over-the-counter medications.

Mental Health (depression, anxiety, etc.)

  • ULifeline: An anonymous, confidential, online resource center, where college students can be comfortable searching for the information they need and want regarding mental health and suicide prevention.

Nutrition

Sexual Health

  • 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

Sexual Violence (assault, rape, domestic violence, harassment)

Sleep

Stress

Student Health 101 (college health e-magazine)

  • Student Health 101 is a free e-publication for all Suffolk University students. Monthly issues highlight a variety of college health and wellness topics.

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
  • Boston GLASS
  • Fenway Health

Tobacco