Self-Help Resources

Self-Help Resources

The following are links to sites which may contain helpful information and resources for personal wellness or academic knowledge and research. The content of these links comes from a variety of sources, and the Counseling Center cannot guarantee the accuracy of all information contained in these links. The information contained in these links does not necessarily reflect the views of the Counseling Center or EOU. We encourage students to explore this information within the context of their personal worldview.

Information conveyed over the Internet should never replace appropriate mental health care or sound judgment. When in doubt, contact a qualified professional. Contact Marianne Weaver, Director of the Counseling Center, at mweaver@eou.edu to let us know what you think of these links, or if you have others you think we should consider adding.

This page contains Resources on:

  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse

  • Addictions

  • Eating Disorders

  • Sexual Assault

  • General and Mental Health (Anger, Anxiety, Time Management, Depression, Stress, Suicide, and Mental Stability)

  • Wellness or other

 

Alcohol and Substance Abuse

 

 

 

(AA) Alcoholics Anonymous

A website created and maintained by Alcoholics Anonymous world Services, Inc.

 

 

 

(BRAD) Be Responsible About Drinking

Founded by family and friends of Bradley McCue, a Michigan State University Junior who died of alcohol poisoning after celebrating his 21st birthday.

 

 

 

 

(ACA) Adult Children of Alcoholics

This is a twelve step tradition program of women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dis-functional homes. 

 

 

 

 

 

(Al-Anon) A website helpful for families and friends of alcoholics

 

 

 

 

(CollegeBringeDrinking.net) College Bringe Drinking

College Bringe Drinking is a non-profit advocacy website for college students, their parents, and other concerned individuals. Its mission is to inform people about myths, dangers, and issues surrounding college alcohol abuse. College Bringe Drinking features articles that focus on alcohol abuse as well as articles centered on various other topics, concerning college students, such as substance abuse, mental health, and prevention. The site is updated weekly to reflect the latest research and news around these issues.

 

 

 

 

 

Facts on Tap 

A comprehensive alcohol and drug education site.

 

 

 

 

 

Mckinley Health Center.Caffeine

Information on the most commonly used drug in the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(RCx) Recovery Connection

This is a comprehensive addiction treatment resource and drug rehab referral service.

 

 

 

 

 

(NCADI) National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information

Resource, referral, research, surveys, and statistical data.

 

 

 

 

(NA) Narcotics Anonymous 

This is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts.

 

 

Addictions

 

(ARG) Addiction Resource Guide

A comprehensive directory of addiction treatment facilities online

 

 

 

Addiction Search 

Information on substance addictions as well as internet, gambling, and other forms of addiction

 

 

 

Sex Addiction

Dr. Patrick Carnes’ resources for sex addiction recovery

 

 

 

 

(SAA) Sex Addicts Anonymous

 

 

Eating Disorders

 

 

 

 

(EDA) National Eating Disorder Association

Dedicated to eliminating eating disorders and body dissatisfaction

 

 

(ANRED) Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders

A comprehensive page on the range of disordered eating behavior, including under-eating, binge eating, over eating, and compulsive exercise. Includes definitions, descriptions, statistics,warning signs, causes, treatment, and recovery. Includes a special section on athletes with eating disorders.  

 

 

 

 

(Gurze Books) Eating Disorder Resources

 

 

 

 

Mckinley Health Center Nutrition

Healthy diet guidelines

 

 

 

 

 

(CODA) Co- Dependents Anonymous

 

Sexual Assault

 Not Alone – Together Against Sexual Assault

The First Report of the White House Task Force to
Protect Students From Sexual Assault

 

 

 

(Rainn) Rape Abuse & Incest National Network

 

 

(PCAR) Men Against Sexual Violence

“It is necessary that we as males of ages recognize that we need to take part in the struggle to end sexual violence.”

 

 

General and Mental Health (Anger, Anxiety, Time Management, Depression, Stress, Suicide, and Mental Stability)

 

 

Anger

 

 

(APA) Controlling Anger-Before it Controls You

American Psychological Association online pamphlet

 

 

Anxiety

 

 

 

(NIMH) National Institute of Mental Health: Anxiety

Provides a brief overview of the symptoms and treatment of major anxiety disorders: generalized anxiety disorder; panic disorder; specific phobias; social phobias; obsessive-compulsive disorder; and post traumatic stress disorder. Also lists organizations to contact for further information.

 

 

Time Management

Sites to Promote Academic Success 

A sample of web sites that provide tips to help you manage your time, take better notes and study more effectively, work on your money, take tests, and handle the stresses of college life.

 

 

Depression

 

 

(DBSA) Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Mission “To improve the lives of people living with mood disorders.” Great resource for information on mood disorders.

 

 

 

 

 

(NIMH) National Institute for Mental Health: Depression

This brochure gives descriptions of major depression, dysthymia, and bipolar disorder (manic depression.) It lists symptoms, gives possible causes, tells how depression is diagnosed, and discusses available treatments.

 

 

 

 

 

(NIMH ) National Institute for Mental Health: Depression in Men

This site is specifically dedicated to men’s experience of depression.

 

 

 

 

Stress

 

 

 

McKinley Health Center: Stress

Stress management strategies for college students

 

 

 

 

 

 

(APA) Six Myths About Stress

Online Brochure

 

 

 

 

 

Stress Assess

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point provides an educational tool designed to enhance your knowledge about stress.

 

 

Mental Stability

 

 

 

Active Minds

Active minds is the nation’s only peer-to-peer organization dedicated to the mental health of college students.  

 

 

 

 

 

(APA) American Psychological Association Help Center

Information on topics such as psychology at work, the mind/body connection, family and relationships

 

 

 

 

American Psychological Association – Public Site

Resources for the public on a variety of mental health topics

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bacchus Network

This is a university and community based network focusing on comprehensive health and safety initiatives. It is a non-profit organization that promotes student and young-adult, campus and community-wide leadership on health and safety issues.

 

 

Expert Consensus Guideline Series

Informational pamphlets for patients and families on a variety of mental health topics, including bipolar disorder, dementia, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-partum depression, PTSD, and schizophrenia 

 

 

 

Healthy Minds

American Psychiatric Association website devoted to college mental health

 

 

 

(NAMI) National Alliance on Mental Illness

This is dedicated to the eradication of mental illness and to the improvement of the quality of life of all whose lives are affected by these diseases.

 

 

 

 

(NIMH) National Institute of Mental Health

Working to improve mental health through biomedical research on mind, brain, and behavior

 

 

 

 

 

(MHA) National Mental Health Association

This is the county’s oldest and largest non-profit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness.

 

 

 

 

ULifeline

An online resource center for college student mental health and emotional well-being

 

 

 

 

 

University of Chicago Virtual Pamphlet Collection

Psycho-educational pamphlets produced by various counseling centers on a variety of mental health topics, including anger, cults, depression, disabilities, eating disorders, relationships, sexuality, study skills, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

Wright State University Online Brochures

Cover a variety of topics including alcohol, anger, test anxiety, trauma, violence, chronic pain, and others

 

 

 

 

Suicide

 

 

(AAS) American Association of Suicidology

Dedicated to the understanding and prevention of suicide

 

 

 

 

Centre for Suicide Prevention

Resources for information, training, and research

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Jed Foundation

The mission is to reduce the suicide rate among college and university students across the United States.

 

 

 

 

 

(SAMHSA) National Strategy for Suicide Prevention

Resources and information; maintained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

 

 

 

 

Suicide hotline #1-800-273-8255 FREE 

 1-800-SUICIDE  (1-800-784 -2433)

 

Wellness (other)

 

Lifescan Health Risk Appraisal 

University of Wisconsin-Steven Point online quiz to assess health risks you might be taking each day

 

 

LiveWell Assessment 

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point online quiz to assess positive health behaviors

 

 

Wright State University Self-Help Checklists

Online questionnaires to help you to evaluate whether you might have significant concerns in such areas as depression, test anxiety, social anxiety, overspending, etc.

 

 

 

 

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