Behavioral/Mental Health

MIT cares about the well-being of its community members. Employees or their family members seeking behavioral or mental health services can find resources here.

Mental Health Services


See licensed doctors and providers for minor medical conditions and behavioral health care services with $0 copays, using live video visits on your favorite device.

Blue Cross Blue Shield

For MIT health plan members, helpful resources to make it easier to find the right mental-health support. Refer to the back of your ID card for direct phone numbers.

MyLife Services

Provides MIT staff, faculty, postdocs – and household members – 24/7 access to a network of experts to help with life concerns. Consultations are available by telephone, video, or text message.

How to Find a Therapist

This guide, compiled by Work-Life at MIT, provides useful strategies for finding a therapist, questions to consider when looking for a therapist, and specifics on types of mental health providers and treatment options.

Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based training and certification program that teaches individuals to identify signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in their workplace or community.

988 Suicide and Crisis Hotline

988 is a 24/7 free and confidential nationwide resource for people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Calling or texting 988 connects an individual to a trained crisis counselor who will provide supportive listening and relevant resources.