PLEASE REACH OUT
If you begin to feel overwhelmed, off balance, or not-yourself, and you can't seem to pull out of it...
If the results of a mental health screening concern you or you feel at risk...
Come to the Office of Student Counseling in Scheide Hall
Contact the Director of Student Counseling for Support
If you are having thoughts of suicide of any type of self-harm, Call 1-800 TALK NOW
(see Psychological Crisis for more hotlines)
You can also find assistance through these organizations:
Reach Out - us.reachout.com/reachouthere
ULifeline - www.ulifeline.org/
The Jed Foundation - www.jedfoundation.org/
The Trevor Project - www.thetrevorproject.org/helpline.aspx - 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (488-7386)
National Suicide Prevention Line - www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ - 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Mental Health Screenings
Visit either of the links below to Learn about mental health and take an FREE anonymous screening to understand more about how you are feeling.
www.ulifeline.org/ptsem (click on "self evaluator" on the left-hand navigation)
www.halfofus.com (click on "check yourself" in the top right)
Generic Mental Health Resources
Psychology Today -therapists.psychologytoday.com/pto/home.php
National Institute of Mental Health - LOTS of wonderful information!! - www.nimh.nih.gov
National Mental Health Association -www.nmha.org
A great collection of different resources from Lehigh Valley Health Network- www.lvhn.org
Mental Health Net - www.mentalhelp.net
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) - www.nami.org
National Mental Illness Screening Project - www.nmisp.org
Psych Central - www.psychcentral.com
More online self-help resources will be added in the weeks and months ahead. In the meantime, check out the printed resources available through the Lending Library and read selected articles from the e-magazine Student Health 101!
National Resource Center on ADHD - www.help4adhd.org
Testing for Attention Deficit Disorder, Reading or Learning Disorders, and Developmental Dyslexia:
Students enrolled in the Student Health Benefit Plan have a lifetime benefit of up to $300 toward the cost of testing for Attention Deficit Disorder, Reading or Learning Disorders, and Developmental Dyslexia. Counseling and most medications for treatment of ADD are covered under this plan. A referral for ADD testing with a therapist in the Specialty Counseling Provider Network must be obtained through the Director of Student Counseling.
Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation, Inc. - www.ocfoundation.org
Local Twelve-Step Groups
Classes and 12-Step meetings also offered by City of Angels, helping children of addictions in Central New Jersey
Anxiety Disorders Association of America - www.adaa.org
The Role of Psychotherapy in Affective Treatment of Anxiety Disorders (download PDF)
Asperger Syndrome and Other Disabilities
National Organization on Disability - www.nod.org
General Facts - www.depression.com
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) -Click here for SAD
symptoms and treatment information
National Foundation for Depressive Illness - www.depression.org
National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association - www.ndmda.org
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance - www.dbsalliance.org
How Depression Effects Learning Disabilities - www.ezinearticles.com
American Association of Suicidology (AAS) - www.suicidology.org
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) - www.afsp.org
JED Foundation (for suicide prevention and reducing emotional distress) - www.JEDfoundation.org
If you are having suicidal thoughts, visit www.metanoia.org
Overeaters Anonymous - www.oa.org
Contact your Bursar or Financial Aid office for help managing your tuition responsibilities.
Getting Finances Done - www.gettingfinancesdone.com
Money Under 30 - www.moneyunder30.com
Free From Broke - www.freefrombroke.com
Mint.com - www.mint.com
Quicken® - quicken.intuit.com
Bereavement Support Group: Professionally run. Mutual support for individuals whose loss has occurred at least 2 or more months ago. Meets 2nd and 4th Thursday, 5-6:30pm. Cancer Institute of NJ at Hamilton, 2475 Klockner Rd, Hamilton. Before attending call Chaplain Ted Taylor 609-631-6980 (day).
Bereavement Support Group: Mutual support for those suffering a loss of a loved one. Various meeting locations and times. Call Office of Family Life, Trenton. 609-406-7400 ext 5557.
Caring and Sharing: Professionally run. Mutual support for anyone suffering the loss of a loved one. Meets 1st Wed 7-8:30pm, Saul Colonial Home, 3795 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square. Call Mary Lou Pizzullo at 609-587-7072. web site: www.saulfuneralhomes.com email: email@example.com
Coping with Bereavement: Professionally run. Support for those who have lost a family member or friend. Meets 3rd Monday, 1-2:30pm. Princeton Senior Resource Center, Suzanne Patterson Building, 45 Stockton St, Princeton, Call Joann Lavemen, LCSW or Anne Schoonover 609-497-4900 day. Web site: www.princetonsenior.org
Life in Princeton
Tips compiled for and by spouses and students in the PTS community (download PDF)
To discuss concerns about relationship or sexual violence, contact your health care provider, local Women’s Center, or one of the resources below.
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) - www.rainn.org
National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s Bystander Intervention Resources
University of Arizona’s Step UP! Program - www.stepupprogram.org/
Bystander Intervention at Vassar College's Sexual Assault Violence Prevention Program
Virginia Polytechnic Institute’s Bystander Intervention Playbook
One Student - www.onestudent.org
Read Up on Stress - The American Institute of Stress is a non-profit clearinghouse for all types of information on stress. Visit www.stress.org.
Manage Your Stress - Healthfinder.gov provides information on how to prevent health problems by controlling your stress.