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The Office of Counseling Services: Helpful Links

The following resources are available for students, faculty and staff to view online materials related to counseling issues.

Addiction
Many people associate substance abuse and dependency with addiction but there are other forms of addictive behavior that the following resources highlight.

1. The Center for Internet Addiction Recovery: A resource for assessment and treatment for Internet addiction disorders http://www.netaddiction.com/

2. Office of Problem Gambling (California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs): The office is in charge of developing statewide programs to address problem and pathological gambling issues  http://dmh.mo.gov/ada/progs/gambling.htm.  

3. Sexual Addiction: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnoses and Treatment
http://www.medicinenet.com/sexual_addiction/index.htm


Anxiety
According to the 2012 Missouri College Health Behavioral Survey, anxiety is the number one mental health concern experienced by college students. The following resources will help you determine if you need to seek professional help.

1. Anxieties.com: for sufferers of anxiety attacks, OCD, panic attacks, fear of flying, phobias and anxieties http://www.anxieties.com/

2. NIMH Anxiety Info: Information, publications and news about Anxiety Disorders http://www.nimh.nih.gov/healthinformation/anxietymenu.cfm

3. The Anxiety Network: provides information and help for Social Anxiety, Panic and Generalized Anxiety http://www.anxietynetwork.com/

4. Anxiety: APA Online provides both internal and external resources related to Anxiety http://www.apa.org/topics/topicanxiety.html


Mental Health
The following is a website that serves as a good general reference for mental health resources by state.
http://www.onlinecolleges.net/for-students/mental-health-resources


Depression
According to the 2012 Missouri College Health Behavioral Survey depression is the second leading mental health concern of Missouri college students. The following resources will assist you in recognizing the signs and symptoms of depression.

1. Depression Info from the National Institute of Mental Health: NIMH aims to reduce the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on mind, brain and behavior http://www.nimh.nih.gov/healthinformation/depressionmenu.cfm

2. NMHA Depression Screening: A screening tool that may help identify any depressive symptoms and determine whether a further evaluation by a medical or mental health professional is necessary http://www.depression-screening.org/

3. Depression Info: From the American Psychological
Association http://www.apa.org/topics/topicdepress.html

4. Depression and Biopolar Support Alliance: For people living with mood disorders
http://www.dbsalliance.org/

 

Eating Disorders
The following sites offer educational resources regarding  anorexia, bulimia, eating disorders that require professional attention.

1. ANAD-National Association of Anorexia and Associated Disorders. ANAD works to prevent eating disorders through education, referrals, hot lines, national and local training, free support groups and research http://www.anad.org

2. ANRED Inc.-Anorexic Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders. ANRED provides information related to recovery and prevention http://www.anred.com

3. OA-Overeaters Anonymous. OA is a 12-Step self-help organization with support groups for individuals with eating disorders http://www.overeatersanonymous.org


Grief, Loss, Bereavement
Death is an inevitable part of life and losing a loved one is difficult. The following resources provide information on the stages of grief and when to seek professional help.

1. Half of Us: Dealing with Tragedy (Links to information, common reactions to traumatic situations, coping techniques and advice on when to reach out for help)
http://www.halfofus.com/update.aspx

2. Grief Recovery: Information on how to help yourself and others grieve. Articles, Workshops and Publications http://www.grief-recovery.com/

3. APA Help Center: Tips for Recovering from Disasters and Other Traumatic Events
http://www.apahelpcenter.org/articles/article.php?id=22

4. American Hospice Foundation: Information about death and dying, grief and grieving http://www.americanhospice.org

 

Rape and Sexual Assault
Experiencing relationship violence or sexual assault can be an overwhelming experience. The following resources will help you understand sexual assault.  Counseling Services encourages you to seek counseling if you have experiences sexual assault.

1. RAINN - The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network: The nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization http://www.rainn.org/

2. Teens Health: Facts about rape and advice on what to do if you are a victim of rape
http://www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/problems/rape_what_to_do.html 

3. National Sexual Violence Resource Center: comprehensive collection and distribution center for information, research and emerging policy on sexual violence intervention and prevention http://www.nsvrc.org/

Anonymous Sexual Assault Report Form

4. St. Louis Regional Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)
(314) 726-6665 or 24 hour hotline: (314) 531-7273
Provides advocacy, immediate crisis support, counseling and education.

5. Safe Connections: 24 hour number: (314) 531-2003
Provides advocacy, crisis intervention, counseling, education and referrals.

6. Legal Advocates for Abused Women (LAAW): (314) 535-5229 or 1-800-527-1460
Provides advocacy, immediate crisis support, representation, assistance with protection orders and referrals.

7. Life Sources Consultants, Inc.: (314) 524-4130 or 24 hour number: (314) 524-0686
Provides advocacy, crisis intervention, counseling, support and information.

8. St. Martha’s Hall: (314) 533-1313
Provides emergency shelter for abused women and their children.

9. Women’s Safe House: (314) 772-4535
Provides emergency shelter for abused women and their children.

10. Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence: (573) 634-4161
State coalition providing education, assistance, alliance and research in the field of domestic and sexual violence.


HIV/Aids Information
CDC published a vital signs report in November 2012 on HIV among youth in the US. The report noted that about one in four (26 percent) of all new HIV infections are among youth ages 13-24. Nearly 60 percent of new HIV infections in youth occur in African Americans with another 20 percent occurring in Hispanics/Latinos. The following sites offer resources and information regarding HIV/AIDS.


http://www.stlefa.org/

http://www.projectark.wustl.edu/

http://www.stdtestingstlouis.com/st.+louis-hiv-testing

 

Substance Abuse
Underage drinking remains a major concern for college aged students as well as responsible drinking for those over 21. The following resources offer helpful information regarding alcohol abuse, marijuana abuse and other drug abuse. http://pip.missouri.edu/

1. eCHECKUP TO GO (aka: e-TOKE): This site provides feedback on your personal marijuana use http://interwork.sdsu.edu/etoke/index.php?id=HSSU 

2. eCHECKUP TO GO (aka e-CHUG): This site provides feedback on your personal alcohol consumption https://interwork.sdsu.edu/echug2/?id=HSSU

3. National Institute on Drug Abuse: Information on specific types of drugs, drug abuse and drug testing http://www.nida.nih.gov/NIDAHome.html

4. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA): Offers research, publications and other resources on Alcohol as well as answering some FAQs http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/

5. College Drinking: Facts and myths about Alcohol, specifically for college students http://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/CollegeStudents/


6. Facts on Tap: Facts on Alcohol and Drugs; college students are asked to draw their own conclusions http://www.factsontap.org/factsontap/students.htm

Suicide Prevention
Did you know that suicide is the third leading cause of death for young African-Americans? The following resources will open your eyes to rising statistic and provide resources for who may be thinking about suicide or know someone who may be suicidal.

http://www.nopcas.com 

http://www.blackmentalhealth.com 

1. A suicide prevention training program designed specifically for Harris-Stowe State University and provided by the Missouri Foundation for Health http://www.asklistenrefer.org/hssu

2. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255): A 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

3. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) http://www.afsp.org/

4. NIMH Suicide Info: Facts and Statistics, FAQs, related resources http://www.nimh.nih.gov/suicideprevention/index.cfm

5. Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) http://www.save.org/prevention/

 

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