A Variety of Resources:
Chattahoochee Technical College is now a member of ULifeline.
ULifeline is an anonymous, confidential, online resource center, where college students can search for information regarding mental health and suicide prevention. ULifeline includes mental health and wellness topics, suicide prevention, and tips on how to help a friend. You can access a self-screening tool. There are links that discuss anxiety, depression, eating disorders and other topics. ULifeline is a program of The Jed Foundation and is overseen by an expert board of mental health professionals.
About Go Ask Alice!
Connect with Go Ask Alice.
Go Ask Alice! is an online resource provided by Columbia University, geared toward students who may have questions or curiosity about health topics. The website makes health information more accessible to students. The latest research findings and breakthroughs in the health field are presented. The website answers questions about alcohol and other drugs; emotional health; fitness and nutrition; general health; relationships; and sexual and reproductive health. Information provided by Go Ask Alice! is not medical advice and is not meant to replace consultation with a health care professional.
Coping Effectively with Anxiety
Do you suffer from anxiety? Most people do. You just need to find ways to treat it. Anxiety is simply the body’s reaction to stressful, dangerous, or unfamiliar situations. It’s the sense of uneasiness, distress, or dread you feel before a significant event. Worrying about a job interview or stressing out over a test is healthy and normal anxiety.
For those suffering from an anxiety disorder, anxiety can be completely debilitating. It is often irrational, overwhelming, and disproportionate to the situation. Sufferers may feel as though they have no control of their feelings; it can involve physical symptoms like headaches, nausea, or trembling. When normal anxiety becomes irrational and begins to recur and interfere with daily life, it is classified as a disorder.
Learn more about dealing with the effects of anxiety.
Here are some of the issues discussed on that site:
- How to Overcome Test Anxiety
- Exam Week Causes a Surge of Insomnia and Stress
- Five Simple Ways to Relieve Stress
Major mental health issues can result from stress, overwork, fatigue, or even the onset of a more serious mental illness. Up to 75 percent of college students with possible mental health issues do not seek help.
This resource is for college students and young people, but it is not meant to take the place of professional advice from a qualified mental health specialist. Anyone who wishes to learn more about their mental health should consider taking this mental health assessment before visiting these resources.
Suicide is a complex public health issue among college-age students and has several potential causes, including psychiatric illnesses. This College Suicide Prevention Guide was designed to offer hope and help for those who are experiencing suicidal thoughts as well as friends and family who want to reach out to help them. The guide also features information on depression, suicide warning signs, and emergency suicide prevention hotlines.
Substance Abuse Help
Sometimes, a college lifestyle includes the use of drugs and alcohol. Stay informed about drugs and alcohol and learn to recognize when they put you at risk.
StartYourRecovery is a tool that helps you take steps toward a more healthy relationship with drugs and alcohol, even if you do not consider this a problem behavior. Read about experiences of people like you, learn how to make responsible choices, and locate support if drugs or alcohol become a problem in your life on the College Students Page.
Students are under a great deal of pressure during their college years. This resource helps you identify the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues and provides information about where and when to seek help. This information is not a substitute for treatment, but it will help you find resources – including the consideration of counseling — that may contribute to a successful and more fulfilling college experience.
College students juggle numerous responsibilities that often result in stress. While stress is common, college students balancing numerous responsibilities can feel overwhelmed. Too much stress can cause a mental disorder. While many college students battle mental illness, few seek help. These resources are available to help students who are experiencing mental health issues such as too much stress, substance abuse, and eating disorders.
Click here for additional comprehensive resources for college student mental health.
National Mental Health Organizations:
There are also many recognized national organizations that sponsor or host mental health support groups. These support groups offer those who struggle with their mental health an opportunity to be heard in a community setting. Below is a list of some of the most respected mental health organizations in the United States:
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
- National Eating Disorder Association
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
- Mental Health America
- Network of Care
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Attention Deficit Disorder Association
- Emotions Anonymous
- Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
- Narcotics Anonymous
- Obsessive Compulsive Foundation
- Self Mutilators Anonymous
- Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
- TARA National Association for Personality Disorder