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Simmons Community Read: Transcendent Kingdom: Mental Health & Wellbeing

A guide for the Fall 2021 Simmons Community Read

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transcendent kingdom

"A must read. This is one of the rare books that is so well crafted, the narrative(s) flow so effortlessly, that you only feel the power of the story and don’t realize the complex structure underneath."
- Library Journal

Mental Health

Simmons Resources:

Simmons Counseling Center

Simmons Office of Spiritual Life

  • Contact the Office of Spiritual Life at or call (617) 521-2489

Grief & Loss

Simmons University Counseling Center

If you are interested in counseling or have any questions, please email us at or call (617) 521-2455.

Simmons University After Hours and Emergency Care

In a life-threatening mental health or medical emergency

  • Call Public Safety x1111 if you are on campus
  • Call 911 if you are off campus

Grief is a Direct Impact of Racism: Eight Ways to Support Yourself

Grief is a direct result of racism and intersectional violence and it affects us physically, emotionally, financially, spiritually, transnationally and transgenerationally. 

SAMHSA’s National Helpline:

1-800-662-HELP (4357)

SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

PAATHS: Find your Path to Recovery. Boston Public Health Commission 

PAATHS (Providing Access to Addictions Treatment, Hope and Support) is a one-stop shop for anyone (individuals, families, community partners, other treatment providers) looking for information about, or access to, substance use treatment services.

National Suicide Prevention 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.


is an open group of caring people who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. SafePlace is not a professional therapy group; rather it is peer support. SafePlace provides an atmosphere of acceptance for exploring feelings that are often not understood by others. Serving greater Boston.

Depressed While Black

Imadé (ee-MAH-day) is a writer and mental health advocate who founded Depressed While Black®. She is a suicide attempt survivor who lives with clinical depression and borderline personality disorder. 

Substance Use & Addiction