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Self-Help Resources

The following are links to sites which may contain helpful information or resources for personal wellness or academic knowledge and research. The content of these links comes from a variety of sources, and the University Counseling Center cannot guarantee the accuracy of all information contained in these links. The information contained in these links does not necessarily reflect the views of the UCC or the university. We encourage students to explore this information within the context of their Christian worldview. Information conveyed over the Internet should never replace appropriate mental health care or sound judgment. When in doubt, contact a qualified professional. To let us know what you think of these links, or if you have others you think we should consider adding, please contact Kim at kcross@apu.edu.

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Addictions

Addiction Resource Guide
A comprehensive directory of addiction treatment facilities online

Christian Recovery International
A coalition of ministries dedicated to helping the Christian community become a safe and helpful place for people recovering from addiction, abuse, or trauma

Covenant Eyes
Internet accountability website

Sex Addiction
Dr. Patrick Carnes’ resources for sex addiction and recovery

Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Alcoholics Anonymous
A website created and maintained by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.

Adult Children of Alcoholics
ACA is a twelve step, twelve tradition program of women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes.

Celebrate Recovery
The purpose of Saddleback Church's Celebrate Recovery ministry is to fellowship and celebrate God's healing power in our lives through the "8 Recovery Principles."

CollegeBingeDrinking.net
College Binge Drinking is a nonprofit advocacy website for college students, their parents, and other concerned individuals. Its mission is to inform people about the myths, dangers, and issues surrounding college alcohol abuse. College Binge Drinking features articles that focus on alcohol abuse as well as articles centered on various other topics concerning college students, such as substance abuse, mental health, and prevention. The site is updated weekly to reflect the latest research and news around these issues.

McKinley Health Center: Caffeine
Information on the most commonly used drug in the world

Narcotics Anonymous
NA is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts.

Body Image and Eating Disorders

Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders (ANRED)
A comprehensive page on the range of disordered eating behavior, including undereating, binge eating, overeating, and compulsive exercise. Includes definitions, descriptions, statistics, warning signs, causes, treatment, and recovery. Includes a special section on athletes with eating disorders.

McKinley Health Center: Nutrition
Healthy diet guidelines

National Eating Disorders Association
Dedicated to eliminating eating disorders and body dissatisfaction

Remuda Ranch
Remuda Ranch provides intensive inpatient programs for women and girls suffering from anorexia, bulimia, and related issues. Biblically based programs offer hope and healing to patients of all faiths.

Depression

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
“To improve the lives of people living with mood disorders.” Great resource for information on mood disorders.

National Institute of Mental Health: Depression
This brochure gives descriptions of major depression, dysthymia, and bipolar disorder (manic depression). It lists symptoms, gives possible causes, tells how depression is diagnosed, and discusses available treatments.

National Institute of Mental Health: Depression In Men
This site is specifically dedicated to men’s experience of depression.

General Mental Health

Active Minds
Active Minds is the nation's only peer-to-peer organization dedicated to the mental health of college students.

Boundless Webzine
Online Christian magazine devoted to discussion of issues commonly encountered by college students

Controlling Anger – Before It Controls You
American Psychological Association online pamphlet

Expert Consensus Guideline Series
Informational pamphlets for patients and families on a variety of mental health topics, including bipolar disorder, dementia, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-partum depression, PTSD, and schizophrenia

LiveWell Assessment
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point online quiz to assess positive health behaviors

Healthy Minds
American Psychiatric Association website devoted to college mental health

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI is dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life of all whose lives are affected by these diseases.

National Institute of Mental Health: Anxiety
Provides a brief overview of the symptoms and treatment of the major anxiety disorders: generalized anxiety disorder; panic disorder; specific phobias; social phobias; obsessive-compulsive disorder; and post-traumatic stress disorder. Also lists organizations to contact for further information.

National Sleep Foundation
Waking America to the importance of sleep.

Sleepnet.com
Everything you wanted to know about sleep, but were too tired to ask.

Wright State University Self-Help Checklists
Online questionnaires to help you to evaluate whether you might have significant concerns in such areas as depression, test anxiety, social anxiety, overspending, etc.

University of Chicago Virtual Pamphlet Collection
Psychoeducational pamphlets produced by various counseling centers on a variety of mental health topics, including anger, cults, depression, disabilities, eating disorders, relationships, sexuality, study skills, etc.

Pregnancy

LivingWell Medical Clinic
“Founded in 1985, LivingWell Medical Clinic is a non-profit, non-political organization that is committed to serving women, men, teens, parents, and all those involved in a circumstance where a pregnancy is unplanned or unwanted. Our goal is to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of those seeking our help.” (Copyright LivingWell Medical Clinic)

Sexual Assault

911 Rape
An informational service provided by the Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica - UCLA Medical Center.

Project Sister
Local sexual assault crisis and prevention services

Stress

McKinley Health Center: Stress
Stress management strategies for the college student

StressAssess
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point provides an educational tool designed to enhance your knowledge about stress.

Suicide

American Association of Suicidology
Dedicated to the understanding and prevention of suicide

Centre for Suicide Prevention
Resources for information, training, and research

The Jed Foundation
The mission of The Jed Foundation is to reduce the suicide rate among college and university students across the United States.

Time Management

Sites to Promote Academic Success
A sampling of Web sites that provide tips to help you manage your time, take better notes and study more effectively, work on your memory, take tests, and handle the stresses of college life.