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ADDITIONAL MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

**courtesy of Fordham University Counseling and Psychological Services

GENERAL WEBSITES AND BROCHURES:
 1.  
Go Ask Alice!
2.  Planet Psych
3.  Psych Central
4.  
Cyber Psych
5.  Virtual Pamphlet Collection
6.  Cross Cultural Health Care Program (CCHP)
7.  American College Health Association
8.  American Psychological Association
9.  National Institute of Mental Health
10. Psychology Help Center
11. ULifeline: Confidential Online Resource Center
12. Discovery Health: Mental Health Center

 ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS:
1.  Alcoholics Anonymous 
2.  
Children of Alcoholics Foundation
3.  Alcohol and your college experience
4.  College Drinking Prevention
5.  Addiction Resource Guide
6.  
National Clearinghouse on Alcohol and Drug Information
7.  Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Other Drug and Violence Prevention
8.  Rational Recovery-A self-help alternative to Alcoholics/Narcotics Anonymous
9.  
Inter-Association Task Force on Alcohol and other Substance Abuse Issues

10. AlcoholScreening.org | How Much is Too Much?

ANXIETY/STRESS:
1.  
Anxiety Disorders Association of America
2.  The Anxiety Panic Internet Resource
3.  Test Anxiety
4.  National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
5.  Selfhelp Articles
6.  
Panic Disorder
7.  Stress Reduction
8.  National Panic/Anxiety Disorder Newsletter
9.  Stress and Psychology
10. Panic and Anxiety
11. Managing common college anxieties

ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD):
 1.  
Children & Adults with ADD
2.  Socially ADDept 
3.  ADHD News
4.  National Institute of Mental Health
5.  ADD & ADHD Information

BODY IMAGE:
1.   Body Image and Self Esteem
2.   Body Image and Eating Disorders
3.   Body Image at a Glance
4.  Body Image: Your Body, Your Self
5.   Body Positive
6.   Positive Self Esteem Building Resources
7.   Positive Body Image Development
8.   Eat Right: Developing Healthy Habits 
 
COLLEGE/COUNTRY ADJUSTMENT:
1.   First in The Family
2.   College Preparation
3.   College Board Information
4.   College Exploration Tools
5.   Career Exploration Tools
6.   Pathways to Career Success 
 
DEPRESSION/SUICIDE:
1.  
National Foundation for Depressive Illness
2.  Young adult search engine
3.  
SuicidePreventionResourceCenter

EATING DISORDERS:
1.  Body Positive
2.  
Brochures
3.  About Face
4.  Overeaters Anonymous
5.  Eating Disorders Online
6.  National Eating Disorder Association
7.  Mirror-Mirror.org

MONEY MANAGEMENT:
1.   Managing your Money
2.   Financial Management Resources
3.   How to Improve Your Credit Score
4.   Taking Control of Your Finances
5.   Money for College
6.   Personal Finance 101
7.   Funding Education Beyond High School
8.   Scholarships and Grants
9.   Money Smart for Young Adults 

RELAXATION TECHNIQUES:
1.   Relaxation Techniques
2.   Integrating Relaxation Into Our Routines
3.   How to relax and manage Stress 
4.   Relaxation Techniques
 

SEXUAL ASSAULT:
1.  National Sexual Violence Resource Center
2.  For Woman Organization 
3.  
Sexual Assault Resources
4.  Love is Respect Organization

SEXUALITY & GENDER:
1.  Gender Issues
2.  Sexual Orientation
3.  Gender Identity Issues
4.  Sexual Orientation Issues 
5.  It Gets Better Project
6.  Born Like This

 
Information on the Mental Health Professions
  1. Mental Health Counselor (MHC, LMHC):  Mental health counseling is a distinct profession with national standards for education, training and clinical practice. Mental health counselors are highly-skilled professionals who provide flexible, consumer-oriented therapy. They combine traditional psychotherapy with a practical, problem-solving approach that creates a dynamic and efficient path for change and problem resolution.

    Website(s)
    American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA):   http://www.amhca.org/ 
    New York State Office of Professions (Licensing Requirements): http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof  

  2. Psychologist (MA, PhD, Psy.D):  some psychologists have a master's degree (M.A. or M.S.) in psychology while others have a doctoral degree (Ph.D., Psy.D., or Ed.D.) in clinical, educational, counseling, or research psychology. Most states licensed psychologists practice psychology. They can provide psychological testing, evaluations, treat emotional and behavioral problems and mental disorders, and provide psychotherapy

    Website(s)
    American Psychological Association (APA):  http://www.apa.org/
    American Counseling Association (ACA):  http://www.counseling.org/
    New York State Office of Professions (Licensing Requirements): http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof 

  3. Psychiatrist:  a psychiatrist is a physician with a doctor of medicine (M.D.) degree or osteopathic (D.O.) degree, with at least four more years of specialized study and training in psychiatry. Psychiatrists are licensed as physicians to practice medicine by individual states. "Board certified" psychiatrists have passed the national examination administered by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Psychiatrists provide medical and psychiatric evaluations, treat psychiatric disorders, provide psychotherapy, and prescribe and monitor medications

    Website(s)
    American Psychiatric Association:  http://www.psych.org/ 

  4. Psychiatric Nurse:  Psychiatric/mental health nurses may have various degrees ranging from associate's to bachelor's (B.S.N.) to master's (M.S.N. or A.P.R.N) to doctoral (D.N.Sc., Ph.D.). Depending on their level of education and licensing, they provide a broad range of psychiatric and medical services, including the assessment and treatment of psychiatric illnesses, case management, and psychotherapy. In some states, some psychiatric nurses may prescribe and monitor medication.

    Website(s)
    American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA):  http://www.apna.org 

  5. Social Worker (MSW, LMSW, LCSW. PhD.):  Social workers have either a bachelor's degree (B.A., B.S., or B.S.W.), a master's degree (M.A., M.S., M.S.W., or M.S.S.W), or doctoral degree (D.S.W. or Ph.D.). In most states, social workers take an examination to be licensed to practice social work (L.M.S.W.,L.C.S.W. or L.I.C.S.W.), and the type of license depends on their level of education and practice experience. Social workers provide various services including assessment and treatment of psychiatric illnesses, case management, hospital discharge planning, and psychotherapy

    Website(s):
    National Association of Social Workers (NASW):  http://www.socialworkers.org/
    Be a Social Worker:  http://www.beasocialworker.org/
    New York State Office of Professions (Licensing Requirements): http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof
 
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