Emotional Well-being

Emotional well-being is being aware of and accepting of your feelings and being able to manage your emotions in a constructive and supportive way, and having the tools and resources needed to navigate life's challenges.

Faculty/Employee Assistance Program (F/EAP)

Your Dartmouth College Faculty/Employee Assistance Program, in partnership with GuidanceResources, gives you and your household members confidential support, resources and information for personal and work-life issues. These services are provided at no charge to you.


The Headspace app is science-backed meditation. Mindfulness has been shown to help people stress less, increase focus, and sleep more soundly. Meditation helps you to be more mindful – and Headspace is your personal guide, with thousands of meditations and exercises for sleep, focus, and movement. 

Cigna: Virtual Behavioral Care Options

If you are enrolled on a Cigna medical plan through Dartmouth College, there are a variety of virtual behavioral health care resources available to you. 

Visit mycigna.com (Click on Talk to a Doctor and then click on Counseling) to view more details including any associated costs. Some of the resources available include:

  • MDLive telehealth services offers care for behavioral/mental health care. Watch this short video to learn more. MDLive provides access 24/7/365 - even on weekends and holidays. Connect with quality licensed counselors and psychiatrists anywhere via video or phone. MDLive's friendly therapists and psychiatrists are professionally trained to use virtual technology to treat many non-emergency conditions such as anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, and more.
    • Connect privately via video or phone with a board-certified psychiatrist or licensed therapist
    • Schedule visits at times that work for you, including evenings and weekends
    • See the same provider each visit, or change whenever you’d like
    • Have prescriptions sent directly to your local pharmacy
  • TalkSpace is an online therapy platform for you to connect with a licensed behavioral therapist via text, video and voice. With Talkspace, you can select from thousands of licensed therapists and maintain an ongoing relationship throughout the entire treatment.
    • Licensed therapists and psychiatrists available via live video and private texting
    • Maintain relationship throughout treatment
    • Online scheduling
    • For ages 13 and up
  • Headspace Care - Feeling stressed or overwhelmed, but not quite sure what you need? Use Headspace Care’s coaching services as a first line of defense for overcoming a range of challenges and stressors – from improving sleep or relationships, to managing anxiety and depression. Coaching is available on-demand, 24/7.
    • Chat with a trained behavioral health coach within seconds
    • Get unlimited confidential support 24/7/365 for one monthly rate via your behavioral health benefits
    • If needed, your coach can add a licensed therapist or psychiatrist to your care team within days
  • Brightline is a national pediatric behavioral health provider that provides extraordinary support for kids, teens, and parents. Even better, it’s all delivered virtually, so you can get support when and where you need it. When you sign up for Brightline, you will immediately have access to care for kids 18 months-17 years old — and support for you, too.
    • Connect: On-the-go access to personalized resources, interactive exercises, group classes, and on-demand chat with your Brightline Coach
    • Coaching: Skills-based programs led by expert behavioral health coaches to help kids and teens through everyday challenges
    • Care: Personalized care by video visit with child and adolescent psychologists, psychiatrists and therapists.


Free Apps:

  • iPrevail App - Learn how to boost your mood and improve mental health with on-demand coaching 24/7. After completing a brief assessment, you receive a program tailored to your needs that includes interactive lessons and tools. You get access to a peer coach who is matched based on your symptoms. You can also join support communities focused on stress, anxiety, depression and more. Free for Cigna members.
  • Happify App - Everyday stressors can impact your relationships, work, health and emotional well-being. But you can change your outlook – and the way you see the world – with Happify. Happify’s science-based activities and games are designed to help you manage stress and build resilience, and can be accessed 24/7. Free for Cigna members.

Learn more here or view Cigna's virtual guide to behavioral health programs available here

Looking to meet with a local provider?  Cigna has a comprehensive network of behavioral health providers. Visit mycigna.com or call the number on your ID card to find a provider near you. Plus, if the provider is also in Cigna's EAP network, you can receive three face-to-face sessions per year at no out of pocket cost (you need to retrieve an authorization code from myCigna.com before your first appointment - after logging in to mycigna.com, hover over 'Coverage' and select 'Employee Assistance Program' then click on 'EAP Counselor' in the 'Emotional Health & Family Support' section, and select 'Get an EAP code' or call Cigna to obtain your EAP code. Please note: Cigna's EAP network is completely separate from Dartmouth's Faculty/Employee Assistance Program network and does not provide the same benefits. 

Yoga, Movement & Mindfulness

Access free live and recorded yoga, movement, and mindfulness sessions


The Wellness at Dartmouth office offers free live and pre-recorded webinars covering a variety of topics to help support your emotional well-being. 

Tucker Center for Spiritual and Ethical Life

The Tucker Center provides pastoral counseling, free mindfulness sessions, and provides access to a walking labyrinth as well as prayer and meditation rooms.

Additional Support Resources

For additional support resources to help you cope during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit our Coping Resources webpage.


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