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 for Mental Health
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
Simple alcohol screening tool that provides straight forward feedback on your current alcohol consumption.

American Psychological Association
Public information page: information on general psychological issues.

APA Help Center
Interactive Web site that demonstrates the various ways stress affects our body (i.e. the mind-body connection).

Half of Us
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

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
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
Dozens of self-help brochures from colleges around the country on topics ranging from alcohol and anger to wellness and writing.

Alcoholics Anonymous

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)

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 Disorders Association of America
Web site devoted to understanding and getting help for anxiety concerns.

Considering Medication for Depression
Information to help you make an informed decision about whether or not to take antidepressants.

Freedom from Fear
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
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.

National Eating Disorders Association
Information about eating disorders with links to other excellent self help sites.

Emily Program
888-EMILY-77 (888-364-5977)

Melrose Center/Park Nicollet

Children’s Hospital Center for Eating Disorders (all ages)

Obsessive Compulsive Foundation
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

Couples Therapy
Information on finding a couples therapist.

Relationship Surveys
Two quizzes that allow you to assess the health of your romantic relationships.

Veteran's Affairs Seamless Transition
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
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.

University of St. Thomas
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.

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!

Additional Links
More about the QPR program: 
National Suicide Prevention 
Statistics on Suicide from the National Institute of Mental Health 
Crisis Connection Minnesota