Coping with Traumatic Events
Intimate Partner Violence
The USI UChapter of To Write Love on Her Arms is"dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for those struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide...By building community, (they) believe UChapters can organize gatherings, cultivate awareness, and create a network that actively raises funds and reaches people with a message of hope and help for those who are hurting." This group meets weekly on Sundays at 7:00 p.m. in UC 2205.
"ULifeline is an anonymous, confidential, online resource center, where college students can be comfortable searching for the information they need and want regarding emotional health.
ULifeline is a project of The Jed Foundation, the nation’s leading organization working to protect the emotional health of America’s college students, and was developed with input from leading experts in mental health and higher education."
Here you will find excellent information on such things as Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Suicide, Eating Disorders, Stress, Alcohol & Drugs, Cutting, Schizophrenia, and Borderline Personality Disorder. In addition to learning more about these, you will also find information about supporting and improving emotional health. You can read people's stories, read various articles, ask an anonymous question of an expert, and read expert responses to the questions of other students.
This is truly an excellent resource!
Half of us is a collaboration between mtvU and The Jed Foundation based on research, which shows that half of all college students report that within any given year they at some point can't function because of stress. Here you will find mental health information, wellness information, and hear the stories of college students and famous people struggling with mental illness.
Virtual Pahmphlets is a collection of pamphlets created by university counseling center's across the nation. Topics range from dealing with depression to successful test taking strategies. This is a useful collection, but links are not always active.
The National Institute of Mental Health provides information, statistics, and treatment information for a wide variety of mental health conditions.
The National Alliance of Mental Illness in addition to providing good mental health information, this large grassroots organization is committed to raising awareness of mental health issues and advocates for better access to treatment and mental health research.
While these sites are often geared toward professionals, they often include information for the general public about mental health concerns and treatment.
Indiana Psychological Association
Kentucky Psychological Association
American Psychological Association
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
American Counseling Association
American College Counseling Association
American Psychiatric Association
National Association of Social Workers
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
We recommend the following books for any number of difficulties:
Location: OC 1051
Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm
10/1: USI Wonderful World of Wellness Fair, @ Carter Hall, 8:30 am – 3 pm
10/10: National Coming Out Day Celebration, Information table @ University Center (note location change), 11 am – 1 pm
10/15: The Power Hour, @ the Multicultural Center (UC East), 12 pm – 1 pm
10/16: Flowers on the Lake, @ Liberal Arts front plaza, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
10/22: Alcohol use screenings, @ the RFWC, 4 pm – 6 pm
10/28: Avoiding On-the-Job Drama: How to Communicate Assertively at Work, @ UC 2220, 4 pm – 5 pm
11/3: Eating disorder screenings, @ Rice Library 4th floor reading room, 4 pm – 6 pm
11/12: The Power Hour, @ the Multicultural Center (UC East), 12 pm – 1 pm
11/20: Transgender Day of Remembrance, Information table @ Rice Library, 11 am – 1 pm
12/2: Managing Stress through the Practice of Mindfulness, @ Rice Library 3015, 3 pm – 4:30 pm