Resources

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.

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. The “For the Public” section offers information from NIMH about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of mental illnesses. Included are brochures and information sheets, reports, press releases, fact sheets, and other educational materials. Information is available in Spanish and English.

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. Information about profession ethical guidelines is also available on this site.

Academic Success/Study Skills

Dartmouth University has created a collection of handouts specifically designed for study skills and academic success. The handouts cover the following topics:

Active Reading: Comprehension and Rate

Classes: Notetaking, Listening, Participation

Improving Concentration, Memory, and Motivation

Studying in Math and the Sciences

Learning a Foreign Language

Managing Your Time

Preparing and Taking Tests and Exams

Study Guides is another website focusing on study skills and strategies. It also provides study guides in 39 different languages.

Sexuality

The Trevor Project is a national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention to the LGBTQ community.

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.

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.

Eating

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. 

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.

Social Skills

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

Sexual Assault

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) is a clearinghouse of information on the national and state levels. NSVRC focuses on ending all types of sexual violence through education, prevention, collaboration, and distribution of resources. They have a very large collection of information, articles, and resources on virtually all aspects of sexual violence.

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.

Grief

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

Alcohol and Substance Abuse

The NIAAA (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism) is a clearinghouse of information related to alcohol abuse and alcoholism, including FAQ, research, and publications. They also have information on responsible drinking in college.

Rethinking Drinking is a webpage provided by the NIAAA 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. It provides customized support, information and guidance for its members who are quitting tobacco.