University of Southern Indiana

Mental Health Information


Information  USI Counseling Center Fact Sheets

Coping with Traumatic Events

Eating Disorders

Healthy Relationships

Intimate Partner Violence

Sexual Assault

Information USI Counseling Center Videos

How to Thrive in Difficult Situations
(Director: Thomas Longwell, PsyD)

       pdf icon Coping With Difficult Situations Guide

Challenging Success Through the Art of Mindfulness
(Academic Counselor in Student Support Services: Aaron Pryor, MSW, LSW)

Making a Prioritized Schedule
(Staff Therapist: Ashley Evearitt, PsyD)

Sleep Hygiene
(Former Staff Counselor: Daniel Sommer, LCSW).

USI Student Groups

TWLOHAThe 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. 


Online Resources


Logo Ulifeline"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

Half of usHalf 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 Pamphlets

Virtual Pamphlets 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. 


National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

The National Institute of Mental Health provides information, statistics, and treatment information for a wide variety of mental health conditions.


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

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.


Professional Organizations

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


Recommended Readings

We recommend the following books for any number of difficulties:

Mind Over Mood The Relaxation Stress Reduction Workbook
 Feeling Good  Feeling Good Handbook



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