Self-Help Resources

We have included links to several self-help sites that the Counseling and Psychological Services staff has reviewed. We encourage you to view the sites yourself. You may find the help and information you need. If you have questions, or would like more information, please make an appointment to see a counselor.

Online Screening

Online Screening for Mental Health

http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/
Are you concerned that you might be struggling with depression, alcohol abuse, anxiety, or an eating disorder? You can take an online screening for any of these issues and gain more information about them (the keyword is Tommie). Or you can call (651) 962-6780 to set up an appointment to talk with a counselor.

Alcohol Screening

www.alcoholscreening.org
Simple alcohol screening tool that provides straight forward feedback on your current alcohol consumption.

General Help

American Psychological Association

www.apa.org/topics
Public information page: information on general psychological issues.

APA Help Center

www.apahelpcenter.org
Interactive Web site that demonstrates the various ways stress affects our body (i.e. the mind-body connection).

Half of Us

www.halfofus.com
Interactive Web site with video clips from celebrities talking about their own struggles with mental health concerns. Information on depression, anxiety, eating disorders, alcohol/drugs, and a lot more.

Self-Help Online PowerPoint Workshops

http://www.twu.edu/counseling/online-workshops.asp

The Counseling Center at Texas Women's University offers online PowerPoint workshops for college students on test anxiety, stress, time management, and other related topics.

University of St. Thomas

http://www.stthomas.edu/publicsafety/prevention/default.html
Visit the UST Public Safety website to watch videos on staying safe at college; covering Protection of Your Possessions and Identity, Sexual Assault, Controlling Behavior, Stalking, Everyday Safety, Common Sense, Defense and Safe Travel.

Virtual Pamphlets Collection

http://counseling.uchicago.edu/page/virtual-pamphlet-collection
Dozens of self-help brochures from colleges around the country on topics ranging from alcohol and anger to wellness and writing.

Alcohol and Other Drugs

Alcoholics Anonymous

www.alcoholics-anonymous.org
A fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. Membership is free, there are no dues or fees. (Also: Saint Paul or Minneapolis)

Hazelden

www.hazelden.org
Information on addiction and recovery both for persons who feel they may have addictions concerns as well as those concerned about a loved-one’s drug/alcohol use.

Anxiety and Depression

4 Therapy.com

www.4therapy.com
4Therapy.com's Web site provides very useful information about what therapy is and how to pick a therapist. The site offers a geographically-based therapist referral source as well as books and other products promoting good mental health.

Anxiety Disorders Association of America

www.adaa.org
Web site devoted to understanding and getting help for anxiety concerns.

Campus Blues

www.campusblues.com
Great general Web site with information on both mental and physical well-being.

Considering Medication for Depression

www.cmhc.utexas.edu/depressionmedications.html
Information to help you make an informed decision about whether or not to take antidepressants.

Freedom from Fear

www.freedomfromfear.org
A national non-profit mental illness advocacy organization providing free screenings and additional self-help resources addressing anxiety and depressive disorders.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

www.nami.org
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorders. The site is easy to understand and provides clear information on numerous mental health concerns.

Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorders Association

www.nationaleatingdisorders.org
Information about eating disorders with links to other excellent self help sites.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorders

Obsessive Compulsive Foundation

www.ocfoundation.org
A Web site managed by the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation (an international, not-for-profit organization composed of people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders, their families, friends, professionals and other concerned individuals) designed to provide assistance to individuals with OCD and related disorders

Relationships

Couples Therapy

www.marriagefriendlytherapists.com
Information on finding a couples therapist.

Relationship Surveys

http://counseling.ua.edu/relationshipMyths.cfm
Two quizzes that allow you to assess the health of your romantic relationships.

Returning Military Personnel

Veteran's Affairs Seamless Transition

www.seamlesstransition.va.gov
The VA’s main Web site for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. You can locate your local VA office or hospital through this Web site.

VA Vet Center

www.va.gov/rcs
These centers, which are often staffed by veterans, are located throughout the country and provide a variety of services, including counseling to veterans and their families.

Stalking/Intrusive Contact

University of St. Thomas

http://www.stthomas.edu/publicsafety/emergencyguide/default.html
Visit the UST Public Safety website to watch videos on staying safe at college; covering Protection of Your Possessions and Identity, Sexual Assault, Controlling Behavior, Stalking, Everyday Safety, Common Sense, Defense and Safe Travel.

Suicide Prevention


Ulifeline
www.ulifeline.org
Sponsored by the Jed Foundation, a suicide prevention program, students are able to download information about mental health, ask questions, and seek help anonymously for themselves or their friends via the Internet.

Public Service Announcements 
In collaboration with Professor Tim Scully's Advanced Video Production class, UST Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is proud to present three excellent Public Service Announcements to promote suicide prevention awareness. Please take a look and feel free to contact UST CAPS at 651-962-6780 for more information.  You can play a part in preventing suicide!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c194Wv1bnVA&feature=youtu.be 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=us8PaZAWNM4 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lrfwtj0pilk

Additional Links
More about the QPR program: http://www.qprinstitute.com/ 
National Suicide Prevention http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ 
Statistics on Suicide from the National Institute of Mental Health http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/suicide-prevention/index.shtml 
Crisis Connection Minnesota http://www.crisis.org/about.html