Useful Websites

The Georgia Tech Counseling Center maintains this internet site as a service to the Institute community. It is intended as a resource to inform clients and to educate students on issues related to mental health and wellness. Included are direct links to other internet sites that may be helpful. However, this does not imply that the Georgia Tech Counseling Center endorses all of the information provided at each of these sites. Moreover, while we try to monitor and update our listings regularly we cannot guarantee the reliability of the internet addresses provided or the information contained on these sites.

You are encouraged to be an informed consumer and evaluate the materials. Information provided on our web page and at other internet sites is not intended to be a substitute for help from a qualified mental health professional. Georgia Tech students should visit the Counseling Center to be seen by a mental health professional for help as needed. By clicking on the links below, you are indicating your acceptance of these terms.

Depression and Suicidal Ideation

Overview of Depression - Brochure of Depression by the National Institute of Mental Health

Depression Warning Signs – Identifying signs of depression

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

 

Anxiety
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 Fact - Resource developed by Mental Health America

 

Alcohol Use

CollegeDrinkingPrevention.gov – Resource on alcohol abuse and binge drinking among college students.

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence – Facts and prevention tips for college and underage drinking

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

 

ADHD

ADDitude – Strategies and support for ADHD and learning disabilities

Attention Deficit Disorder – An introduction to ADHD in adults

Attention Deficit Disorder Association – Recommend resources for college students with ADHD

Help for Adult ADD/ADHD – Tips for managing symptoms and getting focused.

National Center on AD/HD – The nation's clearinghouse for the latest evidence-based info on ADHD

 

Social Anxiety

Overview of Social Anxiety Disorder and Social Phobia – Symptoms, self-help, and treatment

Party Survival Guide for Introverts – 5-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 – 5 tricks for overcoming fear

 

Stress

You Matter: Self-Care Tips for Stressed-Out Students – 7 tips for decreasing your stress

Stress Management Strategies: Ways to Unwind – A short video with advice on the best ways to sit back and relax

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Coping with stress

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
 

Body Image

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 – 5 tips for quieting troubling thoughts about your body

Enhancing Male Body Image - Resources for coping with body image issues among male-identified individuals

The Renfrew Center - Eating disorder information and education resources

 

Sleep

How to Sleep Better – 5 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 God Night's Sleep - Dealing with sleep disturbance from the American Psychological Association

 

Veterans

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, 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

10 Tips for Finding Life Balance in College – Advice for coping and finding balance

Balance Your Future and Present Self – Brief video to help maintain a healthy balance in life

How to Stop Procrastinating – A 3-step program to tackle procrastination

How to Manage Your Time Better – 3 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

Communicate Better - Tips for Better Communication

Coping with a Relationship Break Up - Resource on how to grieve and move on when a relationship ends

How to Create Healthy Boundaries - Maintaining healthy boundaries while in college

 

Transitions Around Holidays

Holiday Survival Guide for College Students and Parents – Tips for adjusting to life back at home

How to Handle the Stress of Returning Home from College – 4 ideas to consider before heading home for the break

Winter Break Survival Tips for College Students – Common issues and ways to address them to help make the most of the break