Did you know you can actually make yourself more attentive, less distracted, more in touch with your emotions, cope with stress better, and improve your memory? It’s true. Research shows that taking care of your mind has psychological and physical benefits. The best part is that it doesn’t require a drastic lifestyle change or a monthly subscription. Try some of the resources below to prioritize caring for your mind.

Did you know?

25% of MIT students utilize Student Mental Health & Counseling Services


Allow yourself a moment to pause and take 3 deep breaths.

Resources to Maintain a Healthy Mind

Other Resources

Student Mental Health & Counseling Services (SMHCS) – Helps students to identify, understand, and solve problems, and transform that understanding into positive action. Call 617-253-2916 to schedule an appointment.

UA Mental Health and Counseling Guide – UA WellComm created a quick resource guide to help students better understand mental health options on campus.

Before your appointment or treatment – Resources that might be helpful for you prior to or while you wait for an appointment or treatment.

Off-Campus Counseling Referrals and Support – Information and resources to help with off-campus referrals for specialized care or specific preferences you may have.

Understand your Stress Profile – Self Stress assessment PDF.

Dealing with Imposter Syndrome – Listen to Mary’s story about her feelings of imposter syndrome and what strategies helped her manage the stress and self-doubt.

Destress Tips – Strategies, offered by MIT Students, that you can use to help destress.

Acupuncture Service – MIT Medical provides onsite acupuncture for individuals and their family members who are enrolled in the MIT Student Health Insurance Plan (MIT SHIP). Acupuncture is often used to treat: musculoskeletal pain, migraine-type headaches, menstrual conditions, allergies, certain mental health conditions, and overall health.

Telephone Guide Meditation – Call 617-253-CALM (2256) for a guided, three-minute relaxation recording.

The Truth about Mindfulness – What is mindfulness? What are the Benefits? How can you incorporate it into your daily routine?

Wellness Classes for the Mind & Body – Check out the wide range of classes that Community Wellness offers for all members of the MIT community, and all levels of experience, to prioritize their mind and body.

Eating Mindfully – Check out the resources Community Wellness provides that can help you practice healthful and mindful eating, which means paying attention to what you eat and making smart choices.

Stress Reduction, Mindfulness & Relaxation – These resources from Community Wellness can help you become more relaxed and focused, so you can respond to life with more clarity.

Meditation, it’s not what you think – The Meditation micro-lesson highlights 3 common meditation styles, the scientifically-supported health benefits of meditation, and tips on integrating meditation into your routine.

Community Coloring Pages – Artists from across MIT have created a host of coloring pages for you to print get coloring today!