Social Emotional Wellness
Social / Emotional Wellness
• HelpGuide Relaxation Techniques for Stress Relief: This page has information on a wide variety of ways to relax and reduce stress. It includes links to other articles, as well as 6 and 20 minute deep relaxation exercises you can listen to online. The rest of the site covers many other wellness and health issues.
• UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center’s Mindful Meditations: This page has free mp3s that you can download with meditation and relaxation exercises ranging in length from 3 minutes on up.
• Stress Management: Information on stress, its effects, and ways to get relief from the Mayo
• Test Anxiety: This page contains a number of good tips for lessening test-taking anxiety. The rest of the site teaches study skills, with a special section geared for college students.
• Anxiety Disorders Association of America: This website offers information, resources, and support for those experiencing anxiety and/or anxiety disorders. Under “Living with Anxiety” is a section devoted to particular needs of college and university students.
• Half of Us: College-oriented mental health site with information, assessment, referral, and advocacy for depression, bipolar disorder, suicide, eating disorders, anxiety, stress, cutting, etc. Includes videos of musicians like Mary J. Blige and Pete Wentz talking about their own struggles.
• Jed Foundation: This website is dedicated to preventing suicide and reducing emotional distress.
• National Eating Disorders Association: Provides information and resources for those dealing
with a variety of eating disorders including bulimia, anorexia nervosa, and binge eating.
• To Write Love on Her Arms: Self-injury and depression support.
• National Alliance for Mental Health: This website has information and resources for a wide variety of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, etc.
• National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-TALK (8255)
• National Institute on Drug Abuse: Information and resources on all types of substance abuse and addiction.
• Facts on Tap: Information on alcohol and other drugs, family alcoholism, how to get help.
• National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: Website with information and resources on violence against women and children.
• Obsessive Compulsive Foundation: Information and resources on OCD.
• National Bullying Prevent Center: The Center “unites, engages and educates communities nationwide to address bullying through creative, relevant and interactive resources.” Offers videos, stories advice and access to additional resources. Check out their Bullying Info and Facts page.
• Cyberbullying Research Center: The U.S.’s leading research center on causes, solutions and statistics on cyberbullying.
• StopBullying: A well curated list of resources from the government on bullying and cyberbullying. It not only defines bullying but has resources on how to prevent bullying, how to respond to it and how to “be more than a bystander.” Be sure to see their resources on how to respond to bullying.