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Topic Index 

Academic Success/Study Skills

Relationships & Interpersonal Violence

Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Mental Health & Mental Illness

BIPOC

Sexual Assault

Body Image/Eating

LGBTQIA+

College Life

Social Skills

Grief

Stress & Anxiety

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College Life

Transition Year is your guide to the transition from high school to college and adulthood.

ULifeline is an anonymous, internet-based resource that provides students with a supportive link to seek information and ask questions.

Go Ask Alice is everything you need to know about general and sexual health, relationships, drugs and alcohol, fitness and nutrition, and emotional well-being.

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Mental Health & Mental Illness

a brain with glasses holding a coffee cupThe Millennial Mental Health Channel provides listeners with the perspectives of a psychiatrist and a therapist as their thoughts relate to the world of mental health while also making the information useful and easy to understand.

Half of Us is a mental health awareness website.

The Jed Foundation is an organization that works to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college and university students.

The National Institute of Mental Health provides a wealth of information about mental health issues and current research findings, in "For the Public" in both English and Spanish. Visit the Mental Health America (MHA) to learn more about Breaking Down the Myths about Depression. If you are concerned you may be suffering from a form of clinical depression, the good news is that there are many ways to help treat these conditions. Read about 7 Drug-Free Ways to Boost Your Mood & Help Depression.

The American Psychological Association is the professional organization of psychologists and the field of psychology. A great resource for the public, their website includes information about the organization as well as a Consumer Help Center. 

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Academic Success/Study Skills

Pacific University's Center for Learning and Student Success (CLASS) offers tutoring and study strategies.

Additional handouts and tips for learning strategies and academic success created by Dartmouth University on topics such as: active reading, notetaking, improving concentration and motivation, studying in math and the sciences, learning a foreign language, and time management. 

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BIPOC

Asian LifeNet hotline provides 24/7 support to the AAPI community (including languages of Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Fujianese) at 877-990-8585.

The Student Counseling Center's Rising from the Margins web series holds space to support students in drawing on the wisdom of their own experiences of living in the margins and shares additional online resources. Check out SCC's BIPOC Let's Talk drop-in times.

Pacific University's Student Multicultural Center (SMC) represents students of all identities, cultures and abilities and strives to promote cultural sensitivity through education and advocacy. Pacific University's Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion provides leadership and partnership to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus for students, faculty, and staff, and coordinates the Bias Response Team. Pacific University's library provides information and guides for anti-racist resources, Black History Month, AAPI, Men of Color, and more. Pacific University's Graduate School of Psychology Sabiduría Outreach provides videos and charlas on mental health topics for the Latinx community.

Organizations promoting the mental health of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) through information, podcasts, discussions, events, and more include the Asian Mental Health Collective, Asian Mental Health Project, Asians Do TherapyBlack Emotional and Mental Health Collective, Black Mental Health Alliance, Black Mental Wellness, Ourselves Black, Therapy for Black GirlsBlack Girls Smile, WeRNative, Oregon Latinx Leadership Network, and LatinXTherapy.

Visit these websites for resources including directories for locating a clinician of color: Avel Gordly Center for Healing at OHSU for the African and African-American community, Melanin and Mental HealthTherapy Den, search at Psychology Today for Black Therapists, Latinx Therapists, Asian Therapists, The Asian, Pacific Islander, and South Asian American (APISAA) Therapist Directory, Conexiones at Western Psychological and Counseling Services, and National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network. With the barriers affecting access to treatment by members of diverse ethnic and racial groups, the Loveland Therapy Fund provides financial assistance to Black women and girls seeking therapy nationally. 

Anti-racism and racial trauma resources can be found at the University of Kentucky's Counseling Center website, California State University San Marcos websitePOC Online Classroom, and the Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit

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Stress & Anxiety

Watch videos created for Pacific University students by The Student Counseling Center: Create Your Own Routine, Progressive Muscle Relaxation, Wise Mind and Mindful Coping.

Learn more about managing stress at The American Institute for Stress (AIS)

Learn about coping strategies at Tips on how to Manage Anxiety and Stress from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). Listen to a relaxation meditation.

MentalHelp.net

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Relationships & Interpersonal Violence

What is a healthy relationship? Read more about teen relationships at Love Is Respect.

The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF) is committed to creating a political, legal and social environment in the US that advances equal rights for consenting adults who engage in alternative sexual and relationship expressions.

More Than Two is the home of Franklin Veaux’s pages about polyamory and ethical non-monogamy.

One Love works to raise awareness about the warning signs of abuse and to activate communities to work towards ending relationship violence.

Our area Domestic Violence Resource Center is located in Beaverton and at 503-469-8620. Bradley Angle, in Portland, provides tailored services for LGBTQ survivors and Black survivors and at 503-235-5333. Oregon Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Violence. National Domestic Violence Hotline and at 1-800-787-3224.

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

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Sexual Assault

Support is available here at Pacific University through our Confidential Advocacy Network and through our partnership with SARC (Sexual Assault Resource Center), a local resource center in Washington County. They have a 24 hour crisis line (503-640-5311) and additional information on their website.

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the largest anti-sexual assault organization in the United States. They provide support for survivors of sexual assault, information about sexual assault to educate community members, and ways to get involved to end sexual violence. They have both a 24 hour crisis phone line (800-656-HOPE) and online hotline.

NSVRC (National Sexual Violence Resource Center) focuses on ending all types of sexual violence through education, prevention, collaboration, and distribution of resources on virtually all aspects of sexual violence.

Know Your IX is a survivor- and youth-led organization that aims to empower students to end gender based violence in their schools.

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LGBTQIA+

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth (up to 23 years old). Need a safe and judgment-free place to talk? Call the TrevorLifeline now at 866-488-7386 or text START to 678 678.

Pacific University LGBTQIA+ Resources

Medical and Mental Health LGBTQIA+ Resources

  • Prism Health is a clinic focused on providing care to the LGBTQ+ community including primary care, gender affirming care, mental health care, and PrEP. Free HIV/STI testing for the LGBTQ+ community through their Pivot program.

  • Trans health programs in the local area:

  • GALAP project is a group of mental health clinicians who provide free or low cost letters for individuals seeking gender affirming medical care. You can click on “pledge signers” at the top of the website to see who to contact in your state. 

  • Inclusive therapists allows you to search for counselors by various identities including race/ethnicity and LGBTQ+ identity.

  • Brave Space is dedicated to serving Trans/non-binary individuals and families by providing grants and listing affirming providers for physical health, mental health, legal aid, hair/voice, and other resources. Search their database for affirming providers. 

Coming Out, Family, and Chosen Family LGBTQIA+ Resources

  • Human Rights Campaign provides resources for the ongoing process of coming out.
  • The Family Acceptance Project works withn the contet of families, cultures, and faith communities to prevent health and mental health risks for LGBT children and youth.
  • It Gets Better project uplifts, empowers, and connects LGBTQ+ youth around the globe through video stories by LGBTQ+ individuals and celebrities, including stories about finding chosen family (check out Ryan Jamaal Swain from Pose on this). 

Support & Advocacy LGBTQIA+ Resources

  • Q Center creates “safe spaces, community building and empowerment for the positive transformation of LGBTQ2SIA+ communities and allies in the Pacific Northwest" through affinity groups (peer based support for coming out, recovery, resource sharing, social connections, and organizing for change), information & referral, and scholarships. Current groups include bi/pansexual discussion group, gender queery, Trans support groups, and many others. 

  • Sexual & Gender Minority Youth Resource Center (SMYRC) in Portland provides events, support groups, and services for sexual and gender minority youth ages 13-23. 

  • SAGE Metro Portland at Friendly House serves older LBGT community members.

  • Westside Queer Resource Center serves Washington County, OR, by fostering a welcoming, supportive and safe environment for the LGBTQAI+ community, their families and allies through programs, education, advocacy and resources. 

  • Basic Rights Oregon works to ensure that all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Oregonians experience equality by building a broad and inclusive politically powerful movement, shifting public opinion, and achieving policy victories. They have frequent events including “Queer Town Hall."

  • Bradley-Angle House is a domestic violence agency with a program tailored to meet the needs of LGBTQ+ survivors. Services are free and confidential including support groups, healthy relationship classes, individual advocacy, resource referrals, safety planning, basic needs assistance, and shelter/housing assistance. 

  • Safe Rides PDX, at (503) 455-7077, is a local organization dedicated to providing safe transportation for people who are at high risk of harassment, including BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ people, women, femmes, etc. Services before 9:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m. are dependent on volunteer availability; scheduling rides ahead of time is encouraged.
  • Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) provides resources and opportunities to get connected to local volunteering and advocacy in their mission to respect, value, and affirm LGBTQ people.

  • Campus Pride represents student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBTQ students by developing necessary resources, programs and services.

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Body Image/Eating

The Body Positive

Health at Every Size, the Association for Size Diversity and Health, and Be Nourished 

National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance

BEDA (Binge Eating Disorder Association) is an advocacy organization for individuals with binge eating disorder.

NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association) supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders and provides an online Eating Disorder Screening Tool plus a helpline at1.800.931.2237

EATING DISORDER HOPE Offers education, support, and inspiration to eating disorder sufferers, their loved ones, and eating disorders treatment providers.

PROUD 2B ME Promotes positive body image and encourages healthy attitudes about food and weight.

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Social Skills

Improve Your Social Skills is a comprehensive online guide to social skills, such as conversation and body language, in practical, easy-to-apply lessons.

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Grief

The Dougy Center provides support for those in the Portland area grieving a death.

What's Your Grief is a website dedicated to grief education, exploration, and expression in both practical and creative ways.

Heal Grief provides community, support, and connections to those who are grieving, including Actively Moving Forward virtual support groups for young adults. 

After Talk is a grief support site that offers grief blogs, inspirational quotes, and interactive writing tools to help you manage your grief.

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Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Not sure if your substance use is harmful or if you should cut back on it? Take an anonymous survey at AlcoholScreening or at DrugScreeningRethinking Drinking is a webpage provided by the NIAAA (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism) to give user-friendly information about alcohol, its effects, and how to reduce drinking. Alcohol Addiction Center has a list of resources and information.

Quitnet is a free online tobacco cessation website that provides customized support, information and guidance for its members who are quitting tobacco.

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