Mental Health Resources for Students of Color
- The Philadelphia Inquirer: How Black Americans Can Practice Self-Care and how everyone else can help them
- Self.com: 44 Mental Health Resources for Black People Trying to Survive in This Country
- Black Mental Health: 7 Self-Care Tips If You’re Feeling Overwhelmed (VOGUE)
- Anguish and Action: Mental Health and Wellness in a Racism Pandemic (a Town Hall Meeting with President Barack Obama and Representative John Lewis on Obama.org
- Practicing Self Care and Survival of Racial Trauma (University of Colorado at Denver)
- Upworthy: 101 Ways to Take Care of Yourself When the World Feels Overwhelming
- Building Your Resilience (American Psychological Association)
Mental Health Resources for the LGBTQ Community
Mental Health Screenings
ULifeline.org/gcsu - self screenings for depression, anxiety eating disorders and substance abuse
Alcohol eCheckUp to go - alcohol self screening for GC students
Cannabis eCheckup to go - cannabis (marijuana) self screening for GC students
HelpYourselfHelpOthers.org - self screenings for general mental health or many specific concerns (gambling, post traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, psychosis, depression, anxiety, eating disorder and more).
- Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) - 24 hour help for mental health concerns 1-800-715-4225; In addition, the My GCAL app enables users to receive immediate support by communicating with caring GCAL professionals via text message, chat, or phone. Download for Android and Apple
- National Suicide Hotline 24 hours per day 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- The Jed Foundation A national organization working to prevent suicide and promote mental health among college students.
- Cry For Help Video and resources for suicide prevention
- National Suicide Hotline Guide for responding to threats of self-harm in Social Media
- Crisis Text Line: Text to 741741
- The Trevor Project A national organization with resources for LGBTQ youth and their allies. Includes 27/7/365 support through text, messaging, and telephone.
Drugs and Alcohol
Students often find it difficult to adjust to the rigors of the college curriculum. Many report that they did not find it necessary to apply themselves in high school to perform adequately. Additionally they recognize that parents and teachers often played a large role in helping them stay organized and managing their time. Consequently, they may have never developed effective study habits and their academic performance is college suffers. Students without effective strategies for studying and time management often feel overwhelmed and anxious about tests and other demands.
For students who want or need assistance developing academic skills, we offer guidance in
- Time Management
- Controlling Test Anxiety
- Efficient Study Techniques
Academic Skills Resources
The links below are text versions of resources offered to enhance study skills. In addition to these titles, we have several other pamphlets and books available in the Counseling Services office.
- Preparing for Examinations
- Objective Examinations
- Essay Examinations
- Reading for Comprehension
- Learning Math
- Successful Note Taking
- Test Anxiety Quiz
- Coping With Finals
- Calculating GPA PDF or Word page
- Weekly Schedule PDF or Word Page
Tutoring for specific subjects is offered through the Learning Center.
Academic accommodations for students with disabilities are addressed through Disability Services.
- Counseling Center Village Provides Links to College Counseling Center Resources around the country including "virtual pamphlets" on a wide range of topics pertinent to students.
- ULifeline - ULifeline is an online resource center for college student mental health and emotional well being.
- Go Ask Alice A question and answer forum for health and mental health issues offered by Columbia University.
- Half of Us The site focuses on mental health awareness by using the stories of both celebrities and average students who have dealt with mental health issues.
- Promoting Student Mental Health