Copies of self-help brochures on a number of important topics for students can be found in the lobby of Adams Center where the counseling staff offices are located. During business hours, anyone can stop by to browse through these materials. In addition, there is a self-help library, also located in Adams Center, that contains a variety of resources available to students, faculty, and staff.
There are many convenient websites that may be very helpful to all members of the Austin College community looking for information on mental health issues. Listed below are links to some of these sites. Please remember that Austin College is not endorsing any particular link and that the information contained at any of the following sites should not be seen as a replacement for consultation with a competent mental health professional. Call 903.813.2247 or come by Adams Center to book an appointment with the counseling staff.
Go Ask Alice!
On-line advice column at Columbia University that addresses a wide variety of topics.
The American Psychological Association’s Help Center
This site answers questions about psychological health relating to three areas: work, family, and the mind and body.
The American Psychological Association’s Monitor Online
The APA’s publication online deals with current issues in psychology.
Publications from the National Institute of Mental Health
The public information site of the National Institute of Mental Health.
Information on Learning Disabilities
The interactive guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and children.
Internet Mental Health
This site is a free encyclopedia of Mental Health Information. Its goal is to improve understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of mental illness throughout the world.
Self Administered Screening Tools
A web-based resource to students, their friends and faculty; who may be concerned about student behaviors. The site offers information on a variety of mental illnesses, as well as a self-administered assessment tool to screen for mental health issues that may or may not require follow-up with a mental-health professional.
The MyStudentBody® Comprehensive College Health Suite provides reliable college health information in a customizable format. Working together with college students and nationally renowned experts, the myStudentBody® suite tackles the most relevant health-related issues on college campuses today: stress, tobacco, alcohol, sexual health, drugs, and nutrition. Additional information can be found under Student Wellness.