For over 100 years, Massachusetts Maritime Academy has been preparing women and men for exciting and rewarding careers on land and sea. As the nation's finest co-ed maritime college, MMA challenges students to succeed by balancing a unique regimented lifestyle with a typical four-year college environment. As a member of the cadet corps you will live, study, sail, work and play in an atmosphere that encourages you to be your best.
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.
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.
Information on the importance of sleep and how to deal with sleep problems.
Food and Nutrition
National Agricultural Library
Information on fitness, food dictionary and encyclopedia, links to more nutrition sites, eating disorders, aging, and surveys.
Information about college drinking and changing the drinking culture on college campuses. Sponsored by the National Institute on Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Understanding more about alcohol and your own drinking habits.
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.
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.
National Institute of Health
GLBT research-based health information & articles plus numerous links to other organizations and information sources.