IWS Winter Break 2023-24 Resources

IWS in-office services end for the semester on 12/18/23 and will resume on 1/2/24.  During this Winter Break period, all enrolled students continue to have access to a variety of mental health services.


If you are experiencing what feels like a psychological emergency or are struggling in some way during this winter break, students can reach our on-call service via the IWS phone number (413-597-2353, Option 2) or by calling Campus Safety and Security (413-597-4444) and asking to speak to the therapist on call. You will be assisted by a trained clinician with expertise in student crisis counseling and assessment.  This option is available 24 hours per day every day during the 12/19/23-1/2/24 period.


All enrolled students continue to have access to Talkspace, which provides 4, 30 minute live video-sessions/month, plus unlimited asynchronous texting, voice or video messages, at no cost to students. To register, visit www.talkspace.com/williamscollege, enter your Williams email address and follow the prompts.

It may be used year-round, on or off campus.  Even if students intend to continue work with an IWS therapist in the Winter Study or Spring semesters, this is a good option for additional support throughout the Winter Break period.


TalkSpace also offers access to psychiatric medication management and treatment services at no cost to students.  All enrolled students can schedule live telehealth appointments with a psychiatric provider for medication consults, ongoing medication management and psychiatric treatment. These appointments are at no cost to students and the wait time to first appointment is generally 1 week or less.  Students can access Talkspace psychiatry by clicking Register and using their Williams email address and key word: TSPlus.


Our Choose Well Resource Hub, which Integrative Wellbeing Services has created to assist students, is also a good resource for students throughout the Winter Break period 12/19/23-1/2/2024 and is updated regularly with additional resources.


In case of a life-threatening emergency, please call 911.  For psychological crises you can contact IWS on-call emergency services, day or night, by calling IWS at (413) 597-2353 and selecting option 2 or contacting Campus Safety at 413-597-4444 and asking to be connected to the therapist on-call service.

IWS will resume regular services on Tuesday, January 2, 2024.  For inquiries regarding any of the above or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at [email protected]

We wish all a safe, supported and renewing Winter Break.