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HRC
Counseling and Consultation Services

Resources

Helpful Websites

  • Mindwise: Anonymous, online mental health questionnaires to help students identify concerns and find assistance
  • ULifeline: Your online resource for college mental health
  • Half of Us Emotional health resources and interviews from MTV and the JED Foundation
  • National Institute for Mental Health 
  • To search for affordable therapy nationwide:  https://www.opencounseling.com/

  • Healthy Minds - The American Psychiatric Association's source for mental health information including warning signs, treatment and prevention measures

  • Jed Foundation A resource to prevent suicide and reduce emotional stress for college students

Helpful Handouts

IPhone Apps

Meditation/Relaxation/Mindfulness

  • Bloom - Reminders to make healthy choices, stay connected with others, manage stress, strengthen your spirit, save money, advance your career, and enhance your creativity.
  • Breathe2Relax - Breathe2Relax is a portable stress management tool which provides detailed information on the effects of stress on the body and instructions and practice exercises to help users learn the stress management skill called diaphragmatic breathing
  • Daily Body Scan - This is a stand-alone iPod ready audio track featuring expert contributor Stephen Cope from Wild Divine the makers of Relaxing Rhythms
  • https://www.headspace.com/ - Meditation and sleep assistance; may have a student discount
  • Relax Melodies - white noise ambience for sleep, meditation & yoga
  • Simply Being Guided Meditation - Voice guided step-by-step instructions for meditation and relaxation; $1.99
  • Simply Yoga - Contains 20, 40, or 60 minute yoga routines that step you through each pose. Each pose is demonstrated by a certified personal trainer, simply choose your workout length and follow along in the comfort of your own home
  • Sleep Machine - Ambient noise application; $2.99

Medical

  • Medscape - Geared towards healthcare professionals, allows for organization of information.
  • Psych Drug - Information about psychotropic drugs
  • WebMD - Information to help you make health care choices

Recovery

Self-Help

  • Daily Tracker - Use it to track your time, workouts, expenses, calories, food, weight, sleep, mood or anything else. It's a complete all-in-one life organizer, which also lets you take notes, make lists, record voice memos, take pictures, attach maps and more.
  • Gratitude & Happiness - Self-help Journal, Todo, Thoughts & Mood Tracker
  • PTSD Coach - This app provides users with education about PTSD, information about professional care, a self-assessment for PTSD, opportunities to find support, and tools that can help users manage the stresses of daily life with PTSD.
  • Stress Check - This research-based assessment tool provides users with an overall stress score that illuminates their current level of stress
  • T2 Mood Tracker - a mobile application that allows users to self-monitor, track and reference their emotional experience over a period of days, weeks and months using a visual analogue rating scale
  • Thought Diary Pro - Use to record dysfunctional thoughts in a diary with option to e-mail therapist report

Android Apps

Meditation/Relaxation/Mindfulness

  • Breathe2Relax - Diaphragmatic breathing application
  • Daily Body Scan - This is a stand-alone iPod ready audio track featuring expert contributor Stephen Cope from Wild Divine the makers of Relaxing Rhythms
  • Easy Relax - Ambient noise application (i.e. white noise, waves crashing, rainforest, etc.)
  • https://www.headspace.com/ - Meditation and sleep assistance
  • iQuarium - Chill out while watching your Parrot Cichlid fish swimming in its tank, feed it, play with it, interact with it
  • Lightening-Bug Sleep Clock - Ambient noise sleep app
  • Relax and Sleep - Choose and mix from over 35+ ambient sounds which incl. thunder and white noise
  • Relax Completely - free hypnosis session for deep relaxation
  • Simply Being Guided Meditation - Voice guided step-by-step instructions for meditation and relaxation
  • Stop Panic and Anxiety - Used as a dysfunctional thought record diary; contains relaxation audio (guided imagery and PMR) and psychoeducation on panic and anxiety
  • Stress Reduction - Contains relaxation and PMR audio
  • White Noise - White Noise Lite provides ambient sounds of the environment to help you relax or sleep.
  • Yoga Workout Planner - A comprehensive yoga app embedded with animated yoga classes. Positions are shown in animations.
  •  https://www.yogapedia.com/- provides nearly 100 unique yoga positions, tips and information

Medical

  • Medscape - Geared towards healthcare professionals, allows for organization of information.
  • Psych Drug - Information about psychotropic drugs
  • WebMD - Information to help you make health care choices

Recovery

  • Quit Drinking - Designed to help listeners relax and overcome the emotional and physical cravings for Alcohol
  • Recovery Record - For disordered eating, food and mood log app that prompts entries.

Self-Help

  • Cognitive Diary - Use to record dysfunctional thoughts
  • Cognitive Diary CBT Self-Help - This app can teach you how to recognize thinking that interferes with achieving your goals in life and how to change that thinking
  • DBT Self-Help - DBT Self-help is a tool that helps you manage overwhelming emotions, break destructive impulsive behaviors, navigate relationships and cultivate mindfulness. It contains skill descriptions complete with rationale and practice tips that will enable you to develop and practice the needed skills.
  • PTSD Coach - This app provides users with education about PTSD, information about professional care, a self-assessment for PTSD, opportunities to find support, and tools that can help users manage the stresses of daily life with PTSD.
  • Stop Panic and Anxiety Attacks - Use Panic Assistance audio to coach you when you experience a panic attack and to help you learn to tolerate and control the anxiety symptoms. It can also be used to assist with exposure therapy for Agoraphobia.
  • T2 Mood Tracker - A mobile application that allows users to self-monitor, track and reference their emotional experience over a period of days, weeks and months using a visual analogue rating scale

Any Phone

  • Mood 24/7 - Not actually an app but instead a cell phone, text-message based program developed by Johns Hopkins to help track mood.
  • Mental health apps such as Calm, Headspace, Talkspace, Sanvello, Happify, DBT Self-Help

Downloads

  • Combination Relaxation Exercise - blends several relaxation techniques, which used together can have a synergistic effect in creating a deep relaxation experience
  • Daily Body Scan - Guided meditation from Relaxing Rhythms - 15 Step Guided Meditation Program featuring Stephen Cope
  • On-line Stress Management Workshop - Learn about what stress is, what it can do to you if it is left unchecked, and how you can manage it more effectively in your life
  • Progressive Relaxation Exercise - This exercise will direct you to systematically relax your major muscle groups by briefly flexing your muscles and then slowly releasing the tension
  • Relaxation Exercises - A variety of relaxation and breathing exercises can be found on this page