Some of the links contained here are external links to other websites. These external links, as well as others found throughout our page, may provide useful information about topics related to counseling and mental health. Their listing here, however, does not indicate endorsement by the Counseling Center or Central Georgia Technical College.
Depression & Suicidal Ideation
Overview of Depression - Brochure about depression by the National Institute of Mental Health.
Depression and College Students - FAQ regarding depression.
5 Tips to Avoid Depression in College - Advice from college mental health professionals.
Tackle Depression - Strategies for tackling depression and moving forward.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - Information about a 24-hour free and confidential support line.
Surviving Suicidal Thoughts - Concrete tips for resisting suicidal thoughts and finding relief.
How to Help in an Emotional Crisis - How to make a difference for someone experiencing a crisis.
U LifeLine - Online resource for college mental health.
Half of Us - Creating a public dialogue to raise awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues and connect students to the appropriate resources to get help.
Anxiety and Depression Association of America - Tips to manage anxiety and stress.
Anxiety Resource Center, Inc. - Information and helpful links for a variety of anxiety-related concerns.
Living with Anxiety - Recourse for college students from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.
Anxiety Disorders - Back to Campus resource, a mental health America project from the Anxiety Disorders Association of America.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Resources and information about PTSD developed by Mental Health America.
CollegeBingeDrinking.net - Resource on alcohol abuse and binge drinking among college students.
National Institutes on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - Rethinking Drinking: Information about drinking habits and how they may affect your health.
Alcohol and the college experience - Resource from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
Al-Anon - Resource network for children, families, and partners of people with alcohol or drug problems.
How to Reduce Binge Drinking: Strategies for Big parties or a Night In - Resources to assist in making responsible choices around alcohol use.
Attention Deficit Disorder – An introduction to ADHD in adults.
Attention Deficit Disorder Association – Recommend resources for college students with ADHD.
National Center on AD/HD – The nation’s clearinghouse for the latest evidence-based info on ADHD.
Party Survival Guide for Introverts - Five-step method for getting through and enjoying large parties.
How to Break the Ice - Tips for getting more confident and getting more out of everyday conversations.
Conquering Your Fear - Five tricks for overcoming fear.
Social Anxiety Disorder - A guide to learn about the symptoms, treatment, and self-help for social phobia.
Social Anxiety Disorder vs Shyness (Video) - Explains the difference between social anxiety disorder and being shy and treatments for social anxiety disorder.
Stress Management Strategies: Ways to Unwind - A short video with advice on the best ways to sit back and relax.
American Psychological Association - Listening to the warning signs of stress.
ULifeline - Online resource for college mental health.
Psychology Help Center - American Psychological Association page on health and emotional wellness.
Let’s Talk About It: MentalHealth.gov - Mental health resource from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
National Eating Disorders Association - Support for individuals and families affected by eating disorders.
10 Steps to Positive Body Image - Healthier ways of looking at yourself and your body.
10 “Will Powers” for Improving Body Image - Steps for developing and maintaining positive body image.
Self-Esteem Tips: Dealing with Body Image - Five tips for quieting troubling thoughts about your body.
How to Sleep Better - Five easy ways to help get all the sleep you need.
Twelve Simple Steps to Improve Your Sleep - Resource from the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School.
Getting a Good Night’s Sleep - Dealing with sleep disturbance from the American Psychological Association.
Real Warriors - Initiative to promote resilience, recovery, and support reintegration of returning service members, veterans, and their families.
Veteran’s Administration Campus Toolkit - Online resources for managing distress, getting help, and understanding PTSD while on campus.
Veteran’s Crisis Line - Connects veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders.
National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Resource developed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Life and Relationships While at College
Balance Your Future and Present Self - Brief video to help maintain a healthy balance in life.
How to Stop Procrastinating - A three-step program to tackle procrastination.
How to Manage Your Time Better - Three easy steps to time management.
Guide to Maintaining Friendships - Brief video about 4 strategies for fostering your relationships in difficult situations.
Homesickness Isn’t Really About “Home” - Considerations for students and parents.
Tips to Fight Homesickness in College Students - A short conversation about ways to manage homesickness.
Winter Break Survival Tips for College Students - Common issues and ways to address them to help make the most of the break.
SetToGo.org - Guide to transition from high school to college and adulthood.
Healthy Grieving– Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. Though we often expect to grieve the death of a family member or friend, many other significant losses can also trigger grief.
Actively Moving Forward - Information on grief in general and specifically for college students, virtual support groups, and more.
Understanding Grief and Loss - Grieving is not forgetting. Nor is it drowning in tears. Healthy grieving results in an ability to remember the importance of our loss—but with a newfound sense of peace, rather than searing pain.
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Apps for Relaxation
Breathe2Relax: Stress management tool to learn about the effect of stress and how to use diaphragmatic breathing.
Calm: Meditation tool to improve sleep and stress.
Breethe: Teaches you to slow down and take deep breaths.
Stop Breathe and Think: Teaches meditation and mindfulness practice.
Simple Yoga: Daily yoga workouts.
Bloom: Promotes mindfulness and meditation
What’s up? Identify thinking patterns and the sources of your anxiety.
Headspace: Meditation program that gives you a taste of meditation practice in 10 minutes/day.
MindShift: Designed to provide you with tools for managing various types of anxiety
Apps for Sleep
Fluid-Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic: Promotes sleep-inducing meditation.
Relax Melodies: Promotes sleep with soothing sounds.
Apps for Time Management
A Tracker Time Tracker: Helps to organize the day.
Productive Habit Tracker: Promote routine building, setting reminders, tracking progress.
Apps for Self Care
Gratitude Happiness Journal: Focuses on positive affirmations and self-image.
Virtual Hope Box: Teaches basic coping, relaxation, positive thinking, and distraction.
Stress Check: Awareness of stress levels and specific areas being affected