Substance Abuse and/or Addiction
For help with substance abuse and or addiction please contact:
- Mercer Counsel
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- Recovery Village
- American Addiction Centers
- Hampton House
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7. If you would rather speak to someone online, refer them to one of these great online chat resources. They can talk about mental health conditions, suicide or just how their day is going.
Online Crisis Chat Services
LGBT: Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
Ulifeline, a Web-based resource that will provide students with a nonthreatening and supportive link to their respective college's mental health center as well as important mental health information.
The JED Foundation is the nation’s leading organization working to reduce emotional distress and prevent suicide among college students. Check out this website for more information and resources related to ways to promote mental health and prevent suicide.
Half of Us
Through Half of Us, mtvU, and The Jed Foundation want to initiate a public dialogue to raise awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues and connect students to the appropriate resources to get help.
Love is Louder
Love is Louder invites anyone who has felt mistreated, misunderstood or isolated to connect through social networking via this site. The message of the site is that love and support is more powerful than the external and internal voices that bring us down, cause us pain and make us feel hopeless.
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline at rainn.org, educates the public about sexual violence; improve services to victims; and ensures that rapists are brought to justice.
Go Ask Alice
Go Ask Alice! is the health question and answer Internet resource produced by the Alice! Health Promotion Program at Columbia University The site gives you the chance to ask and submit a question to Alice regarding physical (i.e. sexual concerns, etc.) and emotional health (i.e. mental health, relationships, etc.) issues that you may have. It allows you to find health information by subject and provides you with the most recently published inquiries and responses.
University of Chicago’s link to Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection
Robert Hsiung, MD through the University of Chicago, offers a site designed to easily link to other university counseling centers' web pages and their virtual pamphlets covering topics such as alcohol, stress and anxiety, depression, and lots of others! Check it out this Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection.
National Eating Disorders (NEDA)
NEDA’s mission is to support individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Check out their website to find more about different eating disorders. You can also find referral and other information through their helpline at 1800-931-2237. This website allows you to take the EAT-26 which is the most widely used screening measure that may be able to help you determine if you have an eating disorder that needs professional attention. The EAT-26 is not designed to make a diagnosis of an eating disorder or to take the place of a professional diagnosis or consultation: www.eat-26.com
Navigating Mental Health Issues in College
The Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA)
ADAA is a National organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety disorders. You can find a wealth of information at www.adaa.org related to anxiety disorders (i.e. Panic Disorder, PTSD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Phobias, OCD, and more!)
StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying.
Anxiety.org is committed to making mental health information accessible, inclusive, easy-to-find, and easy-to-understand. Anyone suffering from an anxiety disorder can access all the resources they need to understand and overcome their condition. This website provides the latest and most relevant information by working directly with distinguished doctors, therapists, scientists, and specialists to keep you on the cutting-edge of research and advancements in the field, while keeping their content approachable for the average reader.