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Counseling - Care & Concern: Student Online Resources

Crisis Resources

Emotional Wellness

In this box, students can explore resources on distress, grief, loss, stress, anxiety, and depression. You can begin exploring by clicking on tabs to the right.

Students can also explore topics related to psychology and mental wellness in the following library databases. When prompted, your login will be your Atlas username and password.

Do you know the signs of distress? Have you noticed a friend who may have been feeling sad for a long time? A classmate who expressed to you that they cut or hurt their bodies on purpose? Maybe you’ve seen someone on campus that seems overly anxious or stressed. Would you feel comfortable with having a conversation with them about these issues? Engage in a 30-minute demo series of game-based exercises, including a role-play conversation using this online simulation. This simulation may help you help a friend in distress.

Try it now by clicking here Online Simulation At Risk For University and College Students

If you have experienced the loss of a loved one and feel as if you are alone, visit the Shared Grief Project to watch or rea stories of individuals who have experienced a major loss. It’s okay to be a part of the conversation.Click the image below:

Shared grief

Life on Campus can be a bit overwhelming. Balancing school, work, and life can take a toll on one’s emotional state. If we are not careful to balance them well, it could lead to stress and anxiety. Stress can be good or bad. It can keep you focused and doing the best you can. But if you have too much stress, it can have a strong negative effect on your life.

Consider the following questions about stress to determine if there are a few things that you may need to scale back on.

What are some things in your life you find stressful?

Do you think stress and depression can cause college students (people) to drink or use drugs?

How can your friends and family help you when you are under a lot of stress?

How would you prioritize your responsibilities to decide what to cut back on?

A professor approaches you and ask to consider serving on a committee for a semester.You are unsure about what your schedule is going to look like. How do you handle this?

Consider these management tips for stress and anxiety:

10 Quick Strategies

Anxiety and Stress Management

Priority Management

Also, consider breathing techniques, meditation and mindfulness exercises that can help reduce stress and anxiety.

Guided Breathing

Recommend Resources

Below are some recommended e-Books from the Library. When prompted, your login will be your Atlas username and password.

PBSHow students who struggle with mental illness can find help

“These three high-achieving students at one of the world's most prestigious universities have also suffered crippling depression and been through years of therapy and medication. In the second part of his report, Jeffrey Brown hears how they got help with debilitating illness, then learns more about student mental health challenges and solutions from Alfiee Breland-Noble of Georgetown University.”

 

PBS: Portraits of Resilience

“Students at MIT are now part of a project to give a face and voice to a growing crisis across U.S. campuses. When a computer science professor noticed more and more students were coming to discuss their mental health issues, he turned to photography to bring the stigmatized problem of depression into the open. Now that project is a book, “Portraits of Resilience.” Jeffrey Brown reports.”

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

In this box, students can explore e-books about ADHD and review videos by clicking on tabs to the right.

Below you will find a list of suggested e-books from the library. When prompted, your login will be your Atlas username and password.

Watch the following video which includes an explanations of the most common ADHD challenges.

Watch this TEDx Talk from Salif Mahamane, who "shares a current hypothesis about ADHD’s root and an alternative perspective – including several benefits of the condition – regarding how we engage with it in our schools, homes and selves."

You can access the article mentioned in this video's description by clicking on the link below.

Substance Abuse

If you feel that you are in distress and not sure where to get help

  • If you are thinking of harming yourself, please call the Department (911 or 407-582-1000).

You are no longer able to balance academic and personal responsibilities

You have an unexpected health issue and need support

You have an unexpected financial crisis and you may lose housing or financial support

You want to become more involved or connected on campus

LGBTQ

Healthy Relationships

Watch the following video which includes "interracial couples, Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo & Lindsey Vonn and PK Subban, sit down with Emmanuel Acho to have an uncomfortable conversation about interracial dating and the backlash that has come with it."

Domestic Violence

  • Nearly half (43%) of dating college women report experiencing violent and abusive dating behaviors.
  • College students are not equipped to deal with dating abuse – 57% say it is difficult to identify and 58% say they don’t know how to help someone who’s experiencing it.
  • One in three (36%) dating college students has given a dating partner their computer, online access, email or social network passwords and these students are more likely to experience digital dating abuse.
  • One in six (16%) college women has been sexually abused in a dating relationship.

Review more statistics.

Domestic violence can happen to both men and women. But there is a way of escape.

Help is available when you are ready to receive it.

Is this Love? Do you really know what love is? Or Isn’t?

Do Better, Love Better.

#LoveBetter

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