- The Unabridged Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection offered through the University of Chicago offers a wide range of "virtual pamphlets" related to college mental health issues. This is a site made up of many homepages and other resources created by college and university counseling centers around the world.
- Columbia University's Go ask Alice The Go Ask Alice Web site offers searchable, archived answers to many questions. Internet-based question-and-answer health service covers a wide range of health concerns, including psychological ones.
- Healthline Healthline provides a very comprehensive overview of bipolar disorder as a critical starting point for individuals and/or their loved ones.
- PsychCentral The Internet's largest and oldest independent mental health social network created and run by mental health professionals.
- College Success- Making the Transition Brief article for LSSU freshman and transfer students on transition to college.
- Web Tribes Web Tribes is a network of online community support sites for people who suffer from life consuming ailments such as Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, and HIV/AIDS.
- 4collegewomen 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.
- Am I Gay? A guide for people who question their sexual orientation.
Non Traditional Students
- AdultStudent.com Offers a variety of information regarding strategies and resources for success in college. It also offers support, is not just for non-traditional students and is a great resource for all students.
Health and Mental Health Resources
- Children & Adults with Attention Deficit /Hyperactivity Disorder: CHADD is the nation's leading leading non-profit organization serving individuals with ADHD and their families. CHADD has over 16,000 members in 200 local chapters throughout the U.S.
- Healthfinder: Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Education, this is a great starting place for finding health-related information. Provides links to useful websites on every health related topic you can imagine (including alternative medicine, mental health, etc.).
- Mental Health Information Sponsored by the National Institution of Mental Health, offers information about a variety of mental disorders, including information on treatment for mental disorders.
- The American Counseling Association offers archived, virtual versions of their popular weekly counseling column.
- The American Psychological Association offers a section especially for students; it includes information about careers in psychology, applying to graduate school in psychology, and much more.
- Trichotillomania Learning Center: national non-profit devoted to ending the suffering caused by hair pulling & skin picking. Guided by a Scientific Advisory Board of leading researchers & clinicians, TLC is the best source for treatment referrals, support groups educational events and much more.
- The Diane Peppler Resource Center: Offers shelter, a 24-hour crisis hotline (1.800.882.1515), crisis support counseling, emergency medical service, legal and financial referrals, and advocacy for victims of violence in Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinac counties.
- Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN): RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. It created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE) and carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): SAMHSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Smoking & Tobacco Use provides tools and resources for quitting smoking.
- Drug Rehab Locator helps identify local treatment centers that specialize in substance abuse and addictions. The website enables specialized searches for Dual Diagnosis Centers, Drug Detox Clinics, and Teen Drug Rehab.
- ULifeline Network is developed by college students, for college students, about the health of college students, focused on mental health and suicide prevention. Includes the Self e-Valuator for a confidential online assessment and links to a variety of educational information.
- ULifeline is a program of The Jed Foundation, the nation’s leading organization working to prevent suicide and improve the mental health of college students, and is overseen by an expert board of mental health professionals.
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. If you need help, please dial and 1-800-273-TALK (8255). You will be routed to the closest possible crisis center in your area.
- Student Veterans of America maintain the mission to provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation.
- Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center maintains the mission to serve active duty military, their beneficiaries, and veterans with traumatic brain injuries.
- National Center for PTSD aims to help U.S. Veterans and others through research, education, and training on trauma and PTSD.
Other Topics and Sites:
- Common Mental Health Issues
If you happen to know of any websites that may be of interest and should be linked on this page, please take a moment to call or email Counseling Services so we may update these pages. Thank you.
The Kenneth J. Shouldice Library has a subscription to Films On-Demand, an online collection of over 6,000 videos. It is free to view these films by following the link "Films On-Demand" located near the bottom of the library website: http://www.lssu.edu/library/
LSSU Counseling Services offers these links as a resource to inform and educate. We believe these sites may be helpful, however this does not imply that we endorse all information provided at each of these sites. Readers are encouraged to evaluate the materials and to use what they find to be helpful. Information provided on our web pages and at other internet sites is not intended as a substitute for assistance from a qualified mental health professional. For personal assistance, LSSU students should contact Counseling Services at (906) 635-2752