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.
Mental Health & Mental Illness
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.
Academic Success/Study Skills
Dartmouth University has created a collection of handouts and tips specifically designed for learning strategies and academic success on topics such as: active reading, notetaking, improving concentration and motivation, studying in math and the sciences, learning a foreign language, and time management.
Study Guides is another website focusing on study skills and strategies. It also provides study guides in 39 different languages.
Stress & Anxiety
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.
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.
Sexuality & Gender
The Trevor Project is a national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention to the LGBTQ community. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline now at 866-488-7386.
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.
The Family Acceptance Project is a research, intervention, education and policy initiative that works to prevent health and mental health risks for LGBT children and youth in the context of their families, cultures and faith communities.
Visit local centers that build public awareness and support and celebrate LGBTQ diversity through art, culture, and programming: Q Center, Sexual & Gender Minority Youth Resource Center (SMYRC), and SAGE Metro Portland at Friendly House (for older LBGT community members).
BEDA (Binge Eating Disorder Association) is an advocacy organization for individuals with binge eating disorder.
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.
Improve Your Social Skills is a comprehensive online guide to social skills, such as conversation and body language, in practical, easy-to-apply lessons.
SARC (Sexual Assault Resource Center) is a local resource center in Washington County. They have a 24 hour crisis line (503-640-5311) and offer other 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.
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.
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 DrugScreening. Rethinking 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.