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Self Help

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Although each student's experience is unique there are common issues and concerns college students report. Below you will find information, tips, resources, and much more! 

If you're concerned about your mental well-being but unsure where to start, consider taking a mental well-being screening test. 

Self-Care & Stress Management 

Nurturing and prioritizing your mental well-being and psychological health can pave the way to a smoother experience in college. Self-care practices and stress management techniques are key strategies for college students to effectively maintain their mental well-being. Self-care and stress management are related concepts, but they involve different approaches and focus on distinct aspects of well-being.


Self-care refers to intentional actions and practices that individuals engage in to prioritize and enhance their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Self-care is not solely reactive to stress; rather it is a proactive approach and ongoing commitment to taking care of one's self. 

Self-Care Tips & Ideas 


Stress management, on the other hand, specifically addresses the techniques and strategies individuals use to cope with and reduce stress. Stress is a natural response to challenges or changes, and effective stress management involves developing skills to handle stressors in a healthy way.  These strategies are often employed reactively, in response to stressors, with the goal of mitigating the negative impact of stress on mental and physical well-being.

Stress Management Techniques 

Coping with Current Events 

Consider the resources below: 

Tips for Coping with Emotional Distress

Ways to Provide Help for Victims of War

How to Cope with Safety Threats in Your Community or the World

Resources for First-Year Students 

Transition Your Mental Health Care

Caring For Your Mental Health In College

Mental Wellness Library 

Check out the Mental Wellness Library for worksheets, videos, and self-help tips. 

Helpful Mental Health Websites 

Below are a list of websites that offers up-to-date, relevant, and accurate mental health information. 

Half of Us (college & mental health)

Jed Foundation (college & mental health)

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

National Eating Disorder Association

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Alcoholics Anonymous

Attention Deficit Disorder Association

Narcotics Anonymous

Obsessive Compulsive Foundation

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

Trevor Project  (LGBTQ support)

Give an Hour (military community support)