Online Self-Help Library

Students seek counseling to talk about many different issues and life circumstances. The following links represent commonly addressed topics at Brown Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Please feel free to discuss any of these topics with a CAPS clinician.

Academic Issues

Managing Test Anxiety

Motivation: Lost or Just Misplaced?

Overcoming Procrastination


Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety Disorders Association of America's College Website

Anxiety Disorders Defined

Depression: Define it. Defeat it.

Treatment of Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Patients and Families

Culture Shock

Culture Shock


Disabilities and Discrimination

Eating and Body Image

Body Acceptance

When a Friend Has an Eating Disorder


          Youtube -RSA Shorts-The Power of Empathy, Brene Brown,  PhD

First Generation College Students

Brown Resources for First Generation College Students

First Generation College Students

General Mental Health Information

American Psychiatric Association

NIMH Mental Health Topics

The Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection

Grief and Loss

College Suicide

Dealing with Death and Grief

Losing a Parent to Suicide: Reflections of a Brown University Alum

RI Samaritan Suicide Prevention Hotline

Normal Reactions to Tragic Events

Supporting Yourself and Others

LGBTQ+ Mental Health

ACE Mental Health Brochure

LGBQ Mental Health Brochure

Trans Mental Health Brochure

Race-Related Stress

Coping with Race-Related Stress

Hispanic-Latino Mental Health

African American Mental Health

Native Americans and Suicide


Dysfunctional Family Relationships

Healthy Relationships

Off to college: How to say goodbye

Relationship Bill of Rights

Seasonal Affective Disorder

SAD: The Basics of Seasonal Affective Disorder


Sleep Foundation Website

Sleep Hygiene

Stress Reduction and Relaxation Techniques

Breathing to Reduce Anxiety


Managing Stress: A Guide for College Students

Relaxation Exercises

Relaxation Exercises (Dartmouth link)

Relaxation Techniques for Stress Relief

Substance Abuse and Addiction

Alcohol and Other Substances

Internet Addiction

Rethinking Drinking


Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Sexual Abuse and Interpersonal Violence

Support for Student Veterans

Tips for Brown Students Coping During A Time of Tragedy

Tips for Parents after a Tragedy