Student Resource Websites
When searching for information on the internet, please be critical of the information you find. Here are some questions you might ask yourself:
- Who sponsors this website? ("Joe Blow" from Timbuktu, a drug company, a certified organization)
- Does the information fit with most of your core beliefs?
- Does the information seem to coincide with your basic understanding of the issue?
- Mayfield Publishing Web Tutorial
- This website will help you use the internet more efficiently and with proper criticism. They even suggest how to use the internet for doing research for homework and how to properly cite the information you use
- Use the information that is out there. There is a lot of good mixed in with the not so good, but even the best site can't help you if you don't put the information to practice.
- You may not always be able to help your self, but this information should at least help you to know if you are in need of help and how you can go about receiving that help.
- If you haven't found the information you are looking for contact your Health and Counseling Center, they may be able to help you.
- Study Skills
Study tips, everyone can use a little help now and then. Here you will find tips on taking notes in class, how to study, and essay writing.
- Adjusting to College
Tips for the freshman, transfer student, commuter, and returning student on how to adjust to being at college.
- Preparing for Tests
Here are some practical study tips to help you be successful in your academic pursuits.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
A large source of resources for substance abuse, treatment, and ways to get help.
- Adult Children of Alchoholics
Resources geared towards learning about how substance use affects families.
Links to all you need to and should know about how to protect and take care of yourself.
- Anger Control
APA defines and clarifies the mystery of anger management issues. Anger is a natural emotional state, but it is important that you be in control of it rather than it being in control of you.
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
"Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is a widespread and disabling condition that is associated with chronic, uncontrollable worry" and more about specific phobias, social anxiety, and it's connection to depression.
What is anxiety? Learn more about anxiety and steps you can take to deal with your anxiety as well as panic attacks.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Professionals who address Adult ADD issues
NIMH: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Find facts about ADHD, local support groups, and a self-screening tool.
- CHADD Live
CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is the nation's leading non-profit organization serving individuals with AD/HD and their families. You will find information, resources, and the opportunity to connect with others.
- Birth Control/Contraception
Links to help you learn more about contraceptives, planned parenthood, and birth control.
- NIMH: Bipolar Disorder
Read personal stories, learn about symptoms, treatment, and current research.
- The Unabridged Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection (Counseling)
Are you seeking professional help through counseling? Do you think you might benefit from counseling? Here you will find information about counseling, how counseling can be beneficial, who it's for, and what to expect.
- The Unabridged Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection (Cults)
Are you concerned that your group of friends may not be developing a healthy bond? Find out more about cults and the dangers of involvement.
- The Unabridged Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection (Cultural Issues)
International students face a different set of challenges than many of those in their cohort. Here you will find information for making a healthy transition.
Information about depression, treatment, and links to a variety of related issues: causes of, types of, medications for, etc.
- Americans with Disabilities
Know your rights with the American with Disabilities Act, Cerebral Palsy Network, and what you should know about disabilities and those who have them.
Mid-Valley Women's Crisis Service: Statistics, answers to frequently asked questions, resources, recommended books, etc.
- Eating Disorders
Information you need to know about eating disorders: symptoms, medical and psychological complications, treatment, and more
- Eating Disorders
Watch "Dying to Be Thin" a program on-line and learn how an eating disorder is a disease that can take your life.
- Eating Disorders
What's normal and what's not? In today's media influenced world it's hard to know. Take the "Eating Attitudes Quiz" to determine if you have some unhealthy attitudes regarding eating which may lead to an eating disorder.
- NIMH: Eating Disorders: Facts About Eating Disorders and the Search for Solutions
Read about various eating disorders, symptoms, statistics, treatments, research, and other resources.
Family and Childhood Issues
- The Unabridged Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection (Family and Childhood Issues)
Find information to help you better understand and heal from family issues and other events of your childhood.
- Self.com: Fitness, Health, Excercise, Nutrition, Diet from SELF Magazine
Self Magazine offers tips, recipes, support, and the tools to be the healthiest you can be, join the self challenge and track your goals towards a more fit you.
- WebMD Health
Health calculators to help you determine your levels of health, if you should be concerned, and what you can do about it.
- ChooseMyPlate.gov - United States Department of Agriculture
What will you do with your peas and carrots now? You don't have someone to force you to eat them, but this will link may convince you that there are benefits to plugging your nose and gulping them down anyway. Find guidance and support for developing a nutritional diet and more.
Grief and Bereavement
- Mental Health America - Coping With Loss: Bereavement and Grief
The loss of a loved one is life's most stressful event and can cause a major emotional crisis. Here you will find information about the normal process of grief, what to expect, some helpful tips to cope, and when to get more support.
It seems that everyone has something to say about their own experiences with grief, but every one is different and is allowed to experience grief in their own way. "The Mourner's Bill of Rights," may help you to clarify that for yourself so that you can grieve properly.
- Gambler's Anonymous: Q & A
What is considered gambling? When does it become a problem? What to do when it is a problem? and more..
Harvard Medical School's consumer health page provides information on a variety of diseases and conditions as well as fitness, weight management, and a medical dictionary.
- Go Ask Alice!
Sponsored by Columbia University, Go Ask Alice is a health question and answer Internet service. They will e-mail you new Q&A titles each week, you will also find news you can use to meet your personal and work health goals.
- The Brochure Rack
"The Brochure Rack" offers information about general health concerns like how to take care of your cold. It also provides information regarding nutrition and sexual health.
- College guide to overcoming homesickness
Never thought you could miss home this much? You are not alone, even if others don't admit it. Just like getting a cold, there are several things you can do to deal with this common phenomenon.
- Tips for Adjusting to University Life and Resources, Counseling Services
More Tips for Adjusting to University Life.
- HS/HSL - Human Sexuality Resources
This University of Maryland page offers human sexuality resources covering various relevant issues: Gender issues, sexual abuse, STDs, adolescent sexuality, and references to many other organizations and associations.
- Sex and Sexuality Resource Center: Headlines
The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals website focuses on human sexuality issues, including sexual health. Research indicates that sex and sexuality issues are very important to the wellbeing and health of individuals, yet many are unaware of the facts surrounding these issues. This resource center covers sexual identity and orientation, sexual behavior, sex therapies, sexual violence and harassment, and related issues.
Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbian and Gays (PFLAG) has been an organization providing support to help both family and friends of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) people, and GLBT people themselves.
- Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Trans-Gendered Issues (GLBT)
A multi-denominational website tackles the debate of tolerance within and among religions.
- Gender Identity Disorder (GID)
Gender identity disorder, what is it? Who has it? How to identify it? What to do about it?
- Messiah College: The Engle Center
This site provides an index of almost every medical concern you could possibly think of and provides a description of the condition, symptoms of, self care for, treatment of, and frequently asked questions and answers.
- The Unabridged Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection (Medication)
Considering medication to help you manage your life? Look here to find helpful information in making that decision.
- Mental Health America
Get the facts regarding a variety of mental illnesses. This page offers general information regarding a wide variety of mental illness: symptoms, causes, treatments, more specific resources, etc.
- Crisis Pregnancy
This website provides lots of information regarding pregnancy: how to go about finding out if you are pregnant, information for expecting mothers, support for mothers and fathers, and many other tools and resources.
Here you will find links to local Oregon pregnancy counseling centers.
Almost perfect? Is getting you there killing you? Seriously, find out more about the added stress of doing your best.
Did you know that you could have a fear of phobias? It's called Phobophobia. Who knew there were so many things to be afraid of?
- Tips for Building Relationships that Last
Relationship tips for building a healthly relationships with links to resources with related help
- Signs of Abuse or Symptoms of Emotional Abuse
You love them, but the relationship may not be a healthy one. Is your partner physically or emotionally abusive? Learn more about how to identify the signs of abuse, what to do, and how to get out before it is too late. Both of these sites are helpful.
In today's stressful world relaxation is not as easy as for some people. Here you will find tips to help you relax, exercises for relaxation (it may take practice), and information about how you can distress your life.
- Building Self Esteem
This link will provide more than enough information and tools to help you develop a more positive self -esteem, but like most things, it will take some work. You will find self-esteem quizzes, simple tips to build confidence, and other resources. Go for it, commit to it, you are worth it.
Resources for men who have been sexually abused
- Sexual Abuse/Assault
Survivors of Incest Anonymous is an organized self-help group of women and men, 18 years or older, who are guided by a set of 12 Suggested Steps and 12 Traditions, along with some slogans and the Serenity Prayer. They offer support and guidance on the road to recovery and healing from the trauma of sexual abuse.
- Sleeping Disorder Information
Having trouble sleeping? Drinking 4 cups of coffee, 2 cans of Mt. Dew, blasting Metallica at 2 A.M. and your still not able to sleep? You may want to learn about healthy sleep habits to help aid in falling asleep, staying asleep, and feeling rested the next day. This web side will provide that information and more about sleep disorders which may be to blame.
- National Mental Health Association Fact Sheet
Recognize the symptoms of stress, how it effects you and practical ideas about how to cope with it on a daily basis
- Facts about alcohol at College Drinking
What you don't know can hurt you. Learn more about the effects of substance use, even play with an interactive body, and many resources.
- SAMHSA: Substance Abuse Treatment page for the Public
Take online quizzes to find out if your substance use is a problem. Find information regarding a variety of substances, treatment options, related issues, and many more resources.
- The Jed Foundation
In 1998, suicide was the eighth leading cause of death for all Americans, the third leading cause of death for those aged 15-24, and the second leading killer in the college population. Suicide is a real problem. Know the facts, know if you or a friend are in danger, and know how and where to get help.
- Reasons to Stay: A video done by our friends down at the University of Oregon
- NAMI Champaign | Discussion Groups
This site offers online discussion groups where you can be in contact with other students dealing with some of the same issues you may be confronted with.
*You will need to register to become a member, but there is no fee! After registering go to myhomepage, and click the link to "Discussion Groups."
- FAQ's - How do I find a support group in my community?
Find a support group near you. National registry of support groups, by state.
- Time Management
A guide to time management for college students
- Time Management
Time management problems are a dime a dozen, find links to a variety of different aspects of time management and find help where you need it.
- Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault - Information & Services
What exactly are rape and sexual assault, how can you protect yourself, and what do you do if you have been a victim. Resources, support groups, etc.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. You will be routed to the closest possible crisis center in your area.
A 24-hour Women's Crisis Service hotline
National Domestic Violence Hotline