We are committed to helping the community access wellness resources at Brown and beyond.

For Those In Crisis

If you've just experienced an adverse event, are dealing with emotional distress, or you just need to talk to someone right away, the following resources are here for you.

CAPS on Demand (for students): All students can access immediate care through CAPS on Demand, available 24/7, by calling 401-863-3476 and following the prompts. Students who are experiencing any level of distress or concern are actively encouraged to reach out. Students in a crisis that involves suicidal or homicidal thoughts are helped throughout the day, no appointment necessary.

Sexual Assault Response Line (for students): The SHARE Advocates, along with CAPS clinicians, serve as on-call clinicians for the 24-hour Sexual Assault Response Line (401.863-6000). The Sexual Assault Response Line connects students with confidential crisis support and information. To make an appointment with a SHARE Advocate, you can place a request online or email (401) 863-6000

Physicians Support Line: Psychiatrists helping our physician colleagues and medical students navigate the many intersections of our personal and professional lives. Physician Support Line is a national, free, and confidential support line service made up of 600+ volunteer psychiatrists, joined together in the determined hope to provide peer support for our physician colleagues and American medical students as we all navigate the COVID-19 epidemic. No appointment necessary. Call our national support line at 1-888-409-0141.

BH Link Hotline: BH Link is a behavioral health facility designed to provide immediate assistance to a person in crisis by providing innovative crisis intervention services, and connecting people to ongoing treatment and care. Services are provided by our professional team of registered nurses, counselors, psychiatrists, phone screeners, and peer specialists. Our clinicians will listen to clients’ concerns and take the necessary steps to get people through their crisis, and help make connections to longer term services if needed. Call 414-LINK (414-5465).

Samaritans of Rhode Island Crisis/Listening Line: Because of changing COVID-19 protocols, our hotline volunteer numbers are in flux As we work to address this issue, our listening line is open as volunteers are available. Please be patient. If our lines are busy or there is no one one available to talk, please try again at another time. We are grateful to our volunteers for their continued support. (401) 272-4044

Care New England/Lifespan Support Hotline for healthcare workers: (401) 606-6000

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States. Lifeline: 988

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor.

Free 24/7 support at your fingertips.

Trans Lifeline: Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and microgrants 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community. Hotline: (877) 565-8860

The Trevor Project: The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. Hotline: 1-866-488-7386

Campus Resources

The Office of Student Affairs strives to provide our students with a supportive learning environment, offering the advising and support that you need to grow as a future physician.

The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs provide academic, personal, and career advising.

BWell supports the development of skills for lifelong, holistic health and wellbeing for all Brown students by offering interventions that are both community- and evidence-informed, and rooted in social justice to empower growth and the ability to thrive, prevent health disparities, and respond to emergent needs. BWell Health Promotion is located on the ground level of the Health and Wellness building at 450 Brook Street.

The LGBTQ Center, established at Brown in 2004, provides a comprehensive range of education/training, cultural, social and educational programming, support services and advocacy services to the entire Brown Community. The Center works to create and maintain an open, safe, and inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students, faculty, and staff, their families and friends, and the campus community at large.

Any member of the Brown community including but not limited to undergraduate students, graduate students, medical students, post-docs, instructors & lecturers, staff, and faculty may access resources at the LGBTQ Center. Local community members are also welcome to participate in any of our programs that we advertise as open to the public.

Faculty Development offers a variety of wellness related resources, courses, and support for faculty.

The Office of the Chaplain and Religious Life offers pastoral care and advice to students, staff, faculty, and alumni,

The University Ombuds Office supports faculty, staff, graduate students, medical students, and postdoctoral scholars who face issues or conflicts arising from or affecting their work, life, or study at Brown.

Health Services at Brown offers wellness services and medical care to students.

The Graduate School links students who are parents to resources that can support them during their time at Brown.

The Brown NatureRx initiative is part of a nationwide network of colleges and universities committed to promoting the mental and physical health benefits of spending time in nature.

The Graduate school maintains a robust list of resources and contacts for students at all levels.

External Resources

AAMC COSA Working Group: Medical Student Well-Being provides resources for the medical community that focus on student well-being. On this site, student service providers, faculty, staff, and current medical students share personal stories of resilience, resources for maintaining well-being, and programs, practices, and strategies they have found to be effective in building student well-being.

Well-being in academic medicine has emerged as a critical issue facing faculty, researchers, residents, and students. This site has resources provided by the AAMC to support well-being within academic medicine.

The AWARE suite of on-demand well-being resources is designed to promote well-being among residents, faculty members, and others in the GME community.