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Mental Health Resources

Active Minds on Campus
A peer-to-peer organization dedicated to raising awareness about mental health among college students.
Excellent self-help website for anxiety and panic disorders.

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
A website for mental health professionals that also provides information on typical family problems.

American College Health Association
Provides information and resources related to college health issues.

American Psychiatric Association
This site has information on topics that range from mental illness to how to find the right psychiatrist.

Counseling Center Village
A collection of resources from college and university counseling centers around the world.

Discovery Health

Dr. Bob
A list of helpful web resources compiled by University of Chicago Student Counseling and Resource Service.

Go Ask Alice
Columbia University's Health, Wellness and Mental Health website. Great information in Q&A format.

National Alliance on Mental Illness
The nation's largest grass-roots health organization for persons living with serious mental illness and their families. (State of CT) (Fairfield University NAMI contact)

National Institute of Mental Health
This site provides information on various mental health topics researched by the NIMH.

On Meditation
Choose from a variety of meditations to reduce stress and increase feelings of well-being and relaxation.

Psych Central
The Internet's largest and oldest mental health social network.

Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
Fact sheets on various mental illnesses and other mental health resources
Online behavioral health support, including online screening questionnaires and links to many helpful sites.

Half of Us
Excellent self-help resource for college students.

Suggested Reading

Suggested Reading for Students


Bipolar survival guide: What you and your family need to know

Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook 5th ed. Martha Davis et. al.

Depression Workbook 2nded. Mary Ellen Copeland

Anxiety and Phobia Workbook 3rd ed. Edwin Bourne

Self Esteem Workbook Glenn Schiraldi


Beating the College Blues Paul A. Grayson

No More Sleepless Nights Peter Hauri & Shirley Linde

The Dance of Connection: How to Talk to Someone When You're Mad, Hurt, Scared, Frustrated, Insulted, Betrayed or Desperate Harriet Lerner

Keeping the Love You Find Harville Henricks

One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps  Kevin Griffin

The Chemistry of Joy Henry Emmons, MD with Rachel Kranz


Books for Parents

When Your Kid Goes to College: A Parents' Survival Guide. Barkin, Carol. (1999).( Avon Press).

Letting Go: A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years, 4th Edition. Coburn, Karen Levin & Treeger, Madge Lawrence. (2003). (Quill/Harper Collins Publishers).

Cohen, Harlan. (2005). The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College. (Sourcebook Publishing).

The Easy Part Was Getting In: A College Handbook. (iUniverse). Available online at Crystal, Jennifer L. (2005).

Don't Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years. (Universal Press). Johnson, Helen E. & Schelhas-Miller, Christine. (2000).

College of the Overwhelmed: The Campus Mental Health Crisis and What to Do About It. (Jossey-Bass). Kadison, Richard & DiGeronimo, Theresa Foy. (2004).

How to Survive and Thrive in an Empty Nest: Reclaiming Your Life When Your Children Have Grown. Lauer, Jeanette C. & Lauer, Robert H. (1999). (New Harbinger Publications, Inc.).

Making the Most of College: Students Speak Their Minds. Light, Richard J. (2001). (Harvard University Press).

You're On Your Own (but I'm here if you need me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years. Savage, Marjorie. (2003). (Simon & Shuster/A Fireside Book).

Empty Nest, Full Heart: The Journey from Home to College. Van Steenhouse, Andrea. (1998). (Simpler Life Press).

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