This online mental health tool is available for the well-being of the USM student community. SilverCloud is an online platform that is available to all University of Maine System students at no cost. It offers self-guided programs for anxiety, depression, stress, and resilience. Based on cognitive behavioral therapy principles, the self-guided program is available anytime, on any device.

 Aimed at providing treatment for mild or moderate issues like anxiety and depression, SilverCloud allows individuals to confidentially manage symptoms using the program’s interactive content and skill-building tools. 

 SilverCloud offers self-guided exercises to help users change beliefs and behaviors so they are thinking and feeling better. SilverCloud’s evidence-based learning modules address:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Resilience
  • COVID-19
  • Insomnia & Sleep Issues
  • The website provides an overview of options and a brief quiz to help you find the right program for you to get started. 
  • You Choose the program you are interested in and then you can sign up.

        To get started: SilverCloud-Get Help To Think and Feel Better

Studies have shown that online cognitive behavioral programs can provide an effective form of care for those who are highly motivated and experiencing mild to moderate symptoms. The program can supplement traditional therapy or visits to the USM Counseling Services while some individuals may use it without seeing a counselor at all.

 SilverCloud includes:

 Interactive learning modules

  • Informational quizzes
  • Facts and quizzes about mental health
  • Secure online journaling
  • Tools such as mood monitoring, mindfulness, and a Worry Tool to build skills for managing mood 

SilverCloud is a flexible option that may be effective for students who experience mild to moderate symptoms. Each module takes an average of 40 minutes and automatically saves progress, so the modules can be completed at the students’ convenience. A referral from a mental health or medical professional is not required to use this free online service.

Most SilverCloud modules are interactive and consist of seven parts:

  1. Introduction: This introductory video helps clients decide if the module they selected is a good fit. After the first module, they’ll set expectations about what’s coming up. 
  2. Quizzes: These help gauge clients’ knowledge and deliver new information.  
  3. Main Content: These pages display the most important information and activities about the topic.
  4. Personal Stories: Personal stories based on real-life people, clinical knowledge, and experiences.
  5. Tools: Activities to help reinforce the information clients learned throughout the module.
  6. “Staying in the Present”: Many of the module topics discuss living in the past or thinking about the future. This activity uses the principles of mindfulness to help bring the user back to the present moment.
  7. Review: Clients are encouraged to reflect, set goals, and transition the information and skills they learned in the module to their day-to-day life.

The University of Maine System has made this tool available to all students at no cost, to help you take good care of you!  

Visit the site to see if this tool is right for you:

SilverCloud Space for Healthy Minds

 Directions for downloading the APP on your phone:

  • Steps – Apple
  • Download the SilverCloud app from the Apple store.
  • Open device Settings.
  • Select SilverCloud.
  • Select Service.
  • Select your service name.
  • Close settings, open SilverCloud and log in with your ID.
  • Steps – Android
  • Download the SilverCloud app from the Google Play store.
  • Open SilverCloud.
  • Open SilverCloud settings. 
  • Select “General”.
  • Select “Service”.
  • Select your service name.
  • Close settings, open SilverCloud and log in with your ID.