Online Resources

General Health & Well Being

Go Ask Alice 
Excellent and up to date comprehensive health site provided by the University of Columbia. Covers topics such as general health, fitness and nutrition, emotional health, relationships, sexuality/sexual health, alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs. You can even Ask Alice your own health-related questions!

Center for Disease Control 
Comprehensive searchable disease with information written for patients. Up to date descriptions of current health issues or disease outbreaks. Extensive travel medicine database.

Medline Plus 
Non-technical descriptions of medications: supplements, prescription and nonprescription drugs including what drug does, how to use it, and what side effects to be aware of.
It is a service of the National Library of Medicine of the National Institute of Health, dictionaries, directories, and other resources.

Better Sleep 
Information on the importance of sleep and how to deal with sleep problems.

Sleep & Nap Tips - Get the Rest You Need 

Food and Nutrition

National Agricultural Library
Information on fitness, food dictionary and encyclopedia, links to more nutrition sites, eating disorders, aging, and surveys.

Substance Information

College Drinking
Information about college drinking and changing the drinking culture on college campuses. Sponsored by the National Institute on Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Rethinking Drinking
Understanding more about alcohol and your own drinking habits.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Explains AA and what it is all about, answers commonly asked questions, and gives general messages and facts to people of all ages regarding alcohol abuse. Locator for local resources and meetings.

Information and support for people trying to deal with and help those with an alcohol addiction. This web page is geared more toward the teen and younger people in this situation.

Smoking Cessation

American Lung Association - Quitting Now

E-cigs & Vaping 

National Institute on Drug Abuse
Information on many different drugs of abuse.


Samaritans of Cape Cod
Extensive resources and information for mental health issues and self-harm concerns.   24-hour hot line support contact: (508) 548-8900 or 1-800-893-9900

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:   1-800-273-TALK (8255)

TED Talk on Stress Management    -  "How to Make Stress Your Friend"

Help Guide - excellent resource for mental health and wellness including: stress management, sleep help, healthy eating, exercise/fitness, anxiety, depression, addiction, loss support, self harm thoughts, mental illness, etc...

Head Space  -"Your Guide to Health & Happiness"  -  Learning to meditate and live mindfully


Sexual Assault Support

National Sexual Assault Hotline 
Crisis Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

The Hotline provides live, secure, anonymous crisis support for victims of sexual assault, their friends, and families. They will help to connect you to your local rape crisis center, which provides free individual and group support sessions and other services.


The Trevor Project
Leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth and adults.

CDC LGBT Health Pages

National Institute of Health
GLBT research-based health information & articles plus numerous links to other organizations and information sources.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Health Services, 101 Academy Drive, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532  .  Phone: 508-830-5048  .  Fax: 508-830-6468