Self-Help Resources

Counselors in Quarantine

The following are videos from the Counseling Center staff that contain helpful suggestions and “nuggets of wisdom” you can use to help take care of yourself!

Season 1, Episode 1 – “Being Curious Without Judgment”
Season 1, Episode 2 – “3 Ways To Think About And Manage Anxiety”
Season 1, Episode 3 – “Relationship Drains And Gains”
Season 1, Episode 4 – “Value Driven Goals”
Season 1, Episode 5 – “Boundaries And Self-Care”
Season 1, Episode 6 – “Ways to Improve Your Boundaries”
Season 1, Episode 7 – “Healthy Separation that Leads to Adulthood”








Additional 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.

This page contains resources on:

  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse
  • Addictions
  • Eating Disorders
  • Sexual Assault
  • Anger
  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Time Management
  • Depression
  • Suicide
  • LGBTQ+
  • Veterans
  • General Mental Health

Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Alcoholics Anonymous

(AA) Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Adult Children of Alcoholics

(ACA) Adult Children of Alcoholics

This is a twelve step tradition program of women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes.
AI-Anon
This is a twelve step tradition program of women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes. 
Narcotics Anonymous

(NA) Narcotics Anonymous 

This is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts.
RCx Recovery Connection
This is a comprehensive addiction treatment resource and drug rehab referral service.

(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 Binge 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.

Addictions

Addiction Search
Information on substance addictions as well as internet, gambling, and other forms of addiction
CODA Co- Dependents Anonymous

(CODA) Co- Dependents Anonymous

Features valuable information to help you and your loved ones determine your needs when it comes to seeking treatment for an eating disorder.
IITAP Sex Addiction Resources
Dr. Patrick Carnes’ resources for sex addiction recovery

Sex Addicts Anonymous

(SAA) Sex Addicts Anonymous

A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so they may overcome their sexual addiction and help others recover from sexual addiction or dependency.

Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorder Association

(NEDA) National Eating Disorder Association

Dedicated to eliminating eating disorders and body dissatisfaction.
Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders

(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.  

Sexual Assault

Rainn Rape Abuse & Incest National Network

(Rainn) Rape Abuse & Incest National Network

The nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.
PCAR Men Against Sexual Violence

(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.”

Anger

APA Controlling Anger-Before it Controls you pamphlet

(APA) Controlling Anger-Before it Controls You

American Psychological Association online pamphlet

Stress & Anxiety

National Institute of Mental Health Anxiety resources

(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.
APA Stress Management resources

(APA) Managing Stress

Information and coping strategies to help manage stress from the American Psychological Association.

Time Management

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

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

(DBSA) Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Mission “to improve the lives of people living with mood disorders.” Great resource for information on mood disorders.
National Institute for Mental Health Depression resources

(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.
National Institute for Mental Health depression in men resources

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

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

Suicide

American Association of Suicidology

(AAS) American Association of Suicidology

Dedicated to the understanding and prevention of suicide.
Center 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.
List of Suicide Hotlines

Suicide Hotlines:
1-800-273-TALK
(1-800-273-8255)

1-800-SUICIDE
(1-800-784 -2433)

Lists phone numbers for both national and local suicide prevention and emotional crisis hotlines.

LGBTQ+

The Trevor Project
The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.
SAMHSA LGBTQ Behavioral Health Equity

(SAMHSA) LGBTQ Behavioral Health Equity

Resources on the LGBT population include national survey reports, agency and federal initiatives, and related behavioral health resources.
LGBT National Help Center
Offers confidential peer support connections for LGBT youth, adults and seniors including phone, text and online chat.
National Center for Transgender Equality
Offers resources for transgender individuals, including information on the right to access health care.

Veterans

Make the Connection

Connects Veterans, their family members, their friends, and other advocates with mental health information, local resources, and inspiring stories of recovery.

General Mental Health

Active Minds
Active minds is the nation’s only peer-to-peer organization dedicated to the mental health of college students.
American Psychology Association Help Center

(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 Resources

(APA) American Psychological Association’s Public Site

Resources for the public on a variety of mental health topics.
American Psychiatric Association Mental Health Topics

(American Psychiatric Association) Mental Health Topics

Learn about common mental disorders, including symptoms, risk factors and treatment options. Find answers to your questions written by leading psychiatrists, stories from people living with mental illness and links to additional resources.
National Alliance on Mental Illness

(NAMI) National Alliance on Mental Illness

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.
National Institute of Mental Health

(NIMH) National Institute of Mental Health

Working to improve mental health through biomedical research on mind, brain, and behavior.
National Mental Health Association

(MHA) National Mental Health Association

This is the country’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

(Psych Guides) 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.