Resources and Self-Help
In Office Resources
Self-help information on a variety of topics is available in our office. We have books on anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, sleep issues, sexuality, trauma, and many others. These books can be checked out for two weeks by leaving a $5 deposit.
In the event that your mental health provider has suggested light therapy might be beneficial, you may try our lightbox with a $25 deposit to help you decide whether to purchase one of your own.
Brown University Resources
Health Education Patient Education Page
Health Education Services (make an appointment with the nutritionist, talk with a Health Educator about alcohol or sexual health, and get information about sexual assault)
Health Education Mindfulness Page
Third World Center
Student and Employee Accessibility Services
Office of Student Life
There are many websites devoted to mental health. Many are useful, but be forewarned that some of what you may find may be inaccurate or misleading. Feel free to discuss any of these topics with a Psychological Services clinician.
Anxiety, Depression, and Stress Reduction
Depression: Define it. Defeat it.
Treatment of Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Patients and Families
Anxiety Disorders Defined
Anxiety Disorders Association of America's College Website
Breathing to Reduce Anxiety
Hobart and William Smith Colleges relaxation techniques
Managing Stress: A Guide for College Students
Relaxation Techniques for Stress Relief
Motivation: Lost or Just Misplaced?
General Mental Health Information
The Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection
American Psychiatric Association
NIMH Mental Health Topics
Grief and Loss
Dealing with Death and Grief
RI Samaritan Suicide Prevention Hotline
Losing a Parent to Suicide: Reflections of a Brown University Alum
Off to college: How to say goodbye
Sleep Foundation Website (tips and quizzes on sleep related topics)
Substance Abuse and Disordered Eating
Alcohol and other Substances
When a Friend Has an Eating Disorder
Sexual Abuse and Interpersonal Violence
Tips for Brown Students Coping During A Time of War or Natural Disaster
Tips for Parents after a Tragedy
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Guide for Patients and Families