Issues like stress, depression, anxiety, and relationship problems significantly impact a student’s academic functioning not to mention his/her general well-being. Learn how to improve your own mental health. Call our office or come by to get information. We have:
Books and Pamphlets
The Counseling Center maintains a small library of self-help books on a variety of subjects (e.g. overcoming depression, stress management, improving relationships, recovery from substance abuse). ETSU students, faculty and staff are welcome to come by our office to pick up free copies of pamphlets or to check out a self-help book.
There is a tremendous amount of information about mental health issues available on the Internet. The following sites are excellent resources:
General Mental Health
The Virtual Pamphlet Collection: Hundreds of downloadable pamphlets on a variety of mental health topics including: Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Childhood Abuse, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Sexual Assault, Stress, Sexual Orientation, Healthy Relationships, Study Skills.
ULifeline: An online behavioral health support for young adults (resources, information, and mental health screening)
The American Psychological Association: mental health information, ways therapy can help, assistance in finding a local psychologist.
National Institute of Mental Health: general information and updates on the latest research and initiatives.
Mental Health America: The leading advocacy organization addressing the full spectrum of mental and substance use conditions and their effects nationwide.
National Organization of Women: The largest organization of feminist activists in the US.
Southern Poverty Law Center: The Southern Poverty Law Center is a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning students face tremendous intolerance, bigotry, discrimination, and oppression in our society. These problems are fueled by misinformation. The following web sites are useful resources in understanding LGBTQ issues, finding support, and promoting social justice.
GLBT National Help Center: Free and confidential phone and internet peer-counseling, information and local resources for gay, lesbian, transgender and questioning callers
Gay Student Center: Web community and resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual and questioning students.
PFLAG: PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, education, and advocacy.
GLAAD: Web site for LGBTQ advocacy and anti-defamation.
Human Rights Campaign: news and information about LGBTQ advocacy, information on coming out