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 LAPU 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 your Success Coach.

Anxiety

HelpGuide

Provides insight for a number of different types of anxiety and includes helpful techniques and thoughts for combatting anxiety, including deep breathing and muscle relaxation.

Centre for Clinical Interventions

Provides helpful and tangible interventions for coping with anxiety, such as worksheets that guide the process of breathing techniques and muscle relaxation.

Bullying

Stopbullying.gov

Federal site that provides plenty of information on bullying and what can be done about it, as well as a helpful “Get Help Now” section.

Edutopia

A comprehensive list of resources that pulls from a number of the most helpful sites. Includes prevention curriculum, resources for parents, cyberbullying, cultivating empathy, diversity and inclusion, and more.

Counseling Resources

American Psychological Association

Provides a comprehensive list of different specialties within psychology and how a client might seek to find the best type of care.

Psychology Today

You can search for therapists in your area from this site and filter your search (male/female, Christian, specialty, etc).

Depression

HelpGuide

Helpful overview of understanding, coping with, and treating depression.

National Child and Maternal Health Education Program

Federal site that provides resources to new mothers who might be struggling with post-partum depression. Seeks to answer a number of common questions surrounding post-partum depression and includes a help section, including Postpartum Support International , which includes a hotline to speak with someone.

Divorce

Office of Human Capital Services

This form provides some helpful tips, but also resources of counseling associations.

Divorce and Children

This site provides many articles/books for helping all ages deal with divorce. Also, they have a free 30 minute consultation if you need more help.

Domestic & Child Abuse

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)

Toll-free number or live chat that provides support, local resources, and referrals.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

Toll-free number or live chat to help provide victims with immediate emotional support; additional resources and information about domestic violence found on site.

The National Child Abuse Hotline

24/7 hotline that through crisis counselors, provides crisis intervention, information, and referrals.

General

Crisis Text Line

Provides 24/7 crisis support in the U.S. Trained volunteers who are trained to help de-escalate someone who is in a crisis situation.

HelpGuide

Provides helpful information on various difficulties pertaining to mental health.

Grief

Wendt Center for Loss and Healing

Specialized counseling does cost money per session, however this website contains multiple resources for all ages that are free to use.

The Dougy Center

National Center for Grieving Children and Families. Has tons of free resources and you can join an online support group.

HelpGuide

Provides helpful strategies for coping with various kinds of grief and loss.

Homelessness

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Federal site with homeless resources, including affordable housing, food, and employment and job training.

National Alliance to End Homelessness

Helpful 4-step process for combatting homelessness, including links and contacts for support.

Post Traumatic Stress

HelpGuide

Provides general information on PTSD, as well as specifics on PTSD for veterans, those coping with psychological trauma, and how to help both adults and children coping with PTSD.

PTSD United

Free resource that provides an online community group so that you can get connected with people who have been there.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs PTSD

Information on understanding PTSD, as well as connecting veterans with VA support resources

Seniors

Eldercare Directory

Essential resources for senior citizen and their caregivers, including care locators, government programs, and healthcare options.

AgingInPlace

Article that provides 10 resources for living independently as a senior, including organizations such as National Council on Aging, AARP (American Association of Retired Peoples), and more.

Spectrum Disorders

Autism Support Network

Connects to help in specific areas of autism, and also provides free resources.

Autism Society

Provides in-depth information for learning about autism and also helpful resources for guidance

Stress

McKinley Health Center: Stress

Stress management strategies for the college student

Six Myths About Stress

An APA online brochure

StressAssess

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

Substance Use

Addiction Center

24/7 hotline that provides guidance and access to treatment centers. The website also provides plenty of information and resources.

Addiction Help Today

Call for guidance from specialists, including nearby rehab facility information. This site also has plenty of information about addiction, various substances, and treatment.

HelpGuide

Differentiates between alcohol and drug use and provides pragmatic suggestions on how to overcome them.

Suicide

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The preeminent site for suicide prevention, with a 24/7 hotline, as well as helpful information pertaining to specific areas of depression.

Trauma

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Houses a number of helpful resources for those who are searching for more information on trauma.

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline

24/7 crisis counseling and support to those who have experienced emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

Veterans

Veterans Crisis Line

24/7 contact for veterans in crisis (call, chat, and text options).

Homeless Veterans

Federal national call center for homeless veterans.

Foundation for Women Warriors

Provides programs for women veterans such as connections for affordable housing, employment, professional development, childcare assistance, grants, and workshops on transitioning from active duty.