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
Connect with Critical Mental Health Resources for College Students
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.