Online Self Help Resources

These resources are not designed as a substitute for personal counseling. The Counseling Center recommends them as sources of information but does not necessarily endorse the information contained in these materials. This information is not intended to replace the advice of a health care professional.


4 College Women was developed by Brandeis University college students for college students everywhere. It provides a wealth of information on health services and includes such topics as minority women’s health, emotional and mental health, safety and violence-related issues, and reproductive health. It additionally contains a very useful health library that covers information on a host of health-related topics.

911 Rape

This service is provided by the Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica–UCLA Medical Center. It gives victims a safe and confidential place to find information and support and learn how to get help after a sexual assault. This helpful site contains a special section for college students regarding sexual assault concerns.

Academic Success

If you’re searching for ways to study more effectively and improve academically, you’ll appreciate this site. It provides a number of helpful tips and strategies to become more productive and successful in your academics.


Is a nonprofit organization that provides educational information about anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and other less-well-known food and weight problems. It contains self-help suggestions for people at risk, a confidential self-test, advice for friends or loved ones who want to help, and a section devoted to recovery stories and personal experiences. If you or someone you care about is struggling with eating concerns, this is a valuable site.


Birthright offers caring, non-judgmental and confidential support to women who are distressed by an unplanned pregnancy. Services include free pregnancy testing, medical, legal, educational, and housing referrals, maternity and baby clothes, and emotional support. The site contains a 24-hour hotline for women in need.

Body Positive

BodyPositive looks at ways we can feel good in the bodies we have. Learn about the “body disparagement free zone”; resources for larger women; and cultural issues related to body image. This site also contains a message board for the exchange of ideas related to positive body image. If body acceptance is a difficulty for you, check out this helpful site.

Bradley University’s Center for Wellness and Counseling

This website is a fabulous internet-based self-help library and resource directory that offers wellness information on a broad range of topics from anger control and arthritis to vegetarianism and violence. As well as offering an outstanding array of topics to explore, it provides on-line screenings for depression and manic depression, alcohol, eating disorders, and anxiety/post-traumatic stress disorder. Please note that certain counseling referrals only apply to students enrolled at Bradley. A definite “must-see.”

A website designed specifically to meet the needs of college students, it addresses such matters as academic problems, feeling bummed out, dealing with loneliness, substance abuse, and a variety of other interesting topics. Worth checking out. Also provides an on-line depression screening.

Career Planning and Development

There is no better time to gain employment experience and work towards your career goals then during the college years. Link onto the Experiential Learning Office’s website to learn about great Co-op and internship opportunities, the annual job fair, and resume and interviewing workshops which are offered at Caldwell University.

Central Michigan University Counseling Center

If you are seeking useful information regarding trauma and crisis responses and our country’s recent terror alerts, it is worth checking out Central Michigan University Counseling Center’s website. It also contains a link to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other related sites.

Freedom From Fear

Were you aware that Donny Osmond struggles with social anxiety? To find out more about anxiety and depression, click on to this website. Recent articles include “Holiday Stress,” “Male Depression: The Silent Epidemic,” and “Sometimes Laughter Can be the Best Medicine.” This site will also help you locate free mental health programs and screenings.

Half of Us

Half of Us was launched by mtvU and the Jed Foundation to raise awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues on college campuses and to connect students to the appropriate resources to get help. It includes a self-evaluator screening tool, an “Action Center,” so students can get involved in mental health awareness on their campus, “Faces,” a collection of user-generated student photos, “Music video gifting,” and real time polls of college student perceptions about their feelings, behaviors and moods.

MPOWER- Musicians for Mental Health

Artists, music industry executives, mental health advocates, and youth leaders come together to provide you with relevant mental health information on this helpful site. Get “the 411″ on your mental health by reading about the experiences of other young people who have struggled with mental health issues. Also check out the “pop tops” to learn more about popular mental health topics, and see where you can turn to for help for you or a close friend. The site even contains a “listening booth” where you can hear the tracks of artists who promote mental health awareness.

Texas Woman’s University Counseling Center

Offers interactive workshops on topics such as stress and test anxiety as well as getting along with your professor, reducing procrastination, and time management skills. If you’re interested in improving your academic performance, this is a useful site for you.

Something Fishy

Something Fishy was mentioned as one of “the best sites with constructive support,” for those dealing with eating disorders. The site contains a comprehensive eating disorders treatment finder which contains listings from over 1,800 therapists, dieticians, treatment centers and other professionals worldwide, working to help those with Anorexia, Bulimia, Compulsive Overeating, and Binge Eating Disorder recover.

You can make a difference in the life of someone who might be considering suicide. This helpful site provides information on recognizing the warning signs of suicide, describes how to help a friend who might be suicidal, and provides referral information for an individual who might be suicidal or struggling with a mental illness.

Substance Awareness

Were you aware that we have a Substance Awareness Office on Caldwell’s campus? If you are worried about a friend or family member’s alcohol or drug use, or have concerns about your own use, link onto this helpful site. Familiarize yourself with the helpful services and educational materials that the Substance Awareness Office offers. You can also view the College’s Alcohol and Drug Policy.


If you’re looking for answers to your mental health questions, “Go Ask Alice!” is available 24 hours a day to respond to your questions. This site also includes a mental health and drug information library which contains up-to-date and accurate information about prescription drugs and mental health matters. If you’re struggling with troubling thoughts, you can also take a self-evaluation test through the site’s “Self e-Valuator” and get some helpful insights on your state of mind. This is a fabulous site utilized By hundreds of colleges throughout the United States.

University of Northern Iowa : Sites to Promote Academic Success

Do you want to promote your academic success? This website will link you to a host of 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. You can also explore your learning style and find out about some excellent general academic sites.

University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Counseling Services

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has produced an excellent website complete with an online alcohol screening and a self-help page that provides educational information on a variety of counseling topics. Please note that counseling referrals listed on the site only apply to students living in the state of Wisconsin.

University of Chicago Student Counseling and Resources Service

College counseling centers across the country offer “virtual pamphlets” on a variety of mental health topics. A great site if you are looking for quick and accessible information regarding a number of counseling issues.

The purpose of this site is for people with bipolar disorder to learn, share information, and heal. This helpful site provides on-line resources, the lastest news pertaining to bipolar disorder, and personal blogs for those who would like to share their experiences.