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Mental Health Resources

Crisis Phone Numbers

BHR (Behavioral Health response) - 1-800-811-4760

Pathways Crisis Line -  1-800-833-3915

National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 1-800-273-TALK

Missouri Mental Health Crisis Line - 1-888-279-8188

Dial 911, or go to the nearest emergency room

 

Resources

Counseling Resources

Learning Styles 1

Learning Styles 2

Learning Styles Resource

Deep Relaxation Techniques

Resilience Building Characteristics

Teachers' Expectations

Stress Tips

How to Get Your Professor to give You an A

Test Anxiety and Test Taking Skills

Dealing with Angry Thoughts and Feelings

Signs That Your Friend May Need Help

 

Conquering Anxiety

http://www.conqueranxiety.com/anxiety-info.asp

 

All about Depression

http://www.allaboutdepression.com/

 

Major Depression Information

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/depression/DS00175

 

Suicide Prevention

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

 

Handbook for Survivors of Suicide

http://www.suicidology.org/c/document_library/get_file?folderId=229&name=DLFE-73.pdf

 

General Info on Anxiety Disorders

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/anxiety-disorders/index.shtml

 

Understanding Stress

http://helpguide.org/mental/stress_signs.htm

 

Veterans Info

https://www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov/homeless_assistance

http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/

 

Study Skills Video

http://www.samford.edu/how-to-study/ 



School / Work Balance

http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/balance/index.shtml

 

College Student Money Challenges

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2011/08/01/the-new-freshman-15-financial-tips-for-college-students/

http://education-portal.com/articles/Money_Saving_Tips_for_College_Students_on_a_Budget.html   

Success Tips for Non-traditional College Students 

http://education-portal.com/articles/Money_Saving_Tips_for_College_Students_on_a_Budget.html

http://www.cceldercollege.com/college-survival-the-nontraditional-students-guide-to-surviving-college#axzz24l7QOakD  



 

 

Relaxation/Meditation Resources

The Meditation Podcast

 

Learning Meditation - Simple, easy to navigate site.  Offers over 15 different FREE guided audio meditations, ranging in length from about 3 minutes to 10 minutes. Offers interesting different types of sessions, one 4-minute relaxation is called 'Quick Getaway', one 5-minute session is about body image and weight management. 

 

Wild Mind - This site has an excellent written guide to beginning a mindfulness/relaxation routine. Has a Buddhist orientation, but not an overbearing focus on Buddhist philosophy. Extremely thorough but very easy to digest  - this site will appeal to those of you who want to read all about things like posture and breathing during conscious relaxation. You don't have to read it all at once! Instructions are given for 4 types of relaxation: 

  • Simple Breathing Meditation (helps calm down mind and it's endless chatter)
  • Walking Meditation (great way to bring meditation into busy life can be done anywhere even busy city street. A calming practice which helps us become more aware of our thought and emotional patterns)
  • Mantra Meditation (a repeated phrase as a way of occupying the mind, calming it and preventing it from getting up to the usual mischief that causes us pain) 
  • Loving Kindness Meditation (learn how to be more kinder, patient, and understanding with yourself and others)
Fragrant Heart - **Site which centers on the idea that meditation can help quiet the mind so that you can better hear your own heart --the idea that it is the heart which knows how to lead us to live fuller, more balanced lives. Extensive free audio guided meditations -- ranging from just a few minutes up to 25 minutes long. Many different kinds focusing on relaxation & stress, healing, love, self-esteem, spiritual awareness, etc. Huge library of interesting articles on well being, dealing with stress, emotions, benefits of meditation, etc. 
 
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