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.

Academic Difficulties

  • 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.

Addictions

AIDS/HIV

  • AIDS/HIV
    Links to all you need to and should know about how to protect and take care of yourself.

Anger

  • 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.

Anxiety

  • 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.
  • Anxiety
    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

Birth Control

Bipolar Disorder

Counseling

Cults

Cultural Issues

Depression

  • Depression
    Information about depression, treatment, and links to a variety of related issues: causes of, types of, medications for, etc.

Disabilities

  • 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.

Domestic Violence

  • Abuse
    Mid-Valley Women's Crisis Service: Statistics, answers to frequently asked questions, resources, recommended books, etc.

Eating Disorders

  • 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

Fitness

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.
  • Death/Loss/Grief/Bereavement
    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.

Gambling

  • 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..

Health

  • InteliHealth
    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.

Homesickness

Human Sexuality

  • 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.
  • PFLAG
    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?

Medical

  • 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.

Medication

Mental Illness

  • 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.

Pregnancy

Perfectionism

  • Perfectionism
    Almost perfect? Is getting you there killing you? Seriously, find out more about the added stress of doing your best.

Phobias

  • Phobias
    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?

Relationships

  • 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.

Relaxation

  • Relaxation
    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.

Self -Esteem

  • 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.

Sexual Assault

  • Abuse
    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.

Sleep Problems

  • 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.

Stress

Substance Use

Suicide

  • 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

Support Groups

  • 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

  • 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.

Women's Issues

Phone numbers

1-800-273-TALK (8255)
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.

503-399-7722
A 24-hour Women's Crisis Service hotline

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
National Domestic Violence Hotline

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