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Self-Help

As a New Mexico State University member, you may experience feelings of stress as you work to manage the different facets of your life related to school, work, and relationships. If you are feeling overwhelmed by all you have to do, your ability to take proper care of yourself may decrease. Counseling Services may be a resource for you as you work to get back into balance and manage your life in a way that feels healthy to you emotionally, physically, academically, relationally, and spiritually. We offer a variety of resources and services to assist in learning ways to deal with stress in a healthy manner.

College Tips

Stress Management & Relaxation

Mental Health

  • Anxiety Disorders: This brochure provides the information and treatment options for the following anxiety disorders: panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social phobia (or social anxiety disorder), specific phobias, and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) – http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/anxiety-disorders/index.shtml
  • Depression Screener: Provides a confidential depression screening test, as well as links to related resources – http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/mental-health-screen
  • Eating Disorders: The UC-Davis Website “Eating Disorders in a Disordered Culture” provides a visual expression of the experience of eating disorders. This site combines textual narratives with powerful visual imagery to convey both the personal experience and the cultural pervasiveness of eating disorders – https://shcs.ucdavis.edu/topics/eating-disorders.html
  • Internet Addiction: Outlines the signs and symptoms of online addictions, including compulsive shopping, gambling, and internet surfing, as well as cyberporn – http://netaddiction.com/
  • Medication for Mental Health: The National Institute of Mental Health lists common medications used in the treatment of mental health issues, and provides users with important patient information, including side effects and contraindications – http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/mental-health-medications/index.shtml
  • Suicide Prevention: The JED Foundation is a leading organization that provides information about preventing suicide and reducing emotional distress among college students. Information provided for parents, students, campus professionals, and supporters – http://www.jedfoundation.org/

Substance Use

LGBTQ+ Resources

  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Support: This website is devoted to working towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equal rights – http://www.hrc.org

Sexual Assault and Stalking

  • Sexual Assault: The Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) provides information on sexual assault, as well as resources for those seeking help and support – http://www.rainn.org
  • Stalking: Describes what stalking is, laws related to it, warning signs, its effects, and other helpful information. Information available in both English and Spanish – http://aware.org/crimes/stalking

Veteran’s Mental Health

  • Veteran’s Mental Health: This link provides Veteran’s with information on PTSD, substance use issues, depression, reintegrating back into civilian life, and recovering from mental health challenges – http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/index.asp
  • Veteran Students & their Families: This link provides valuable information for veteran students and their families – www.mentalhealth.va.gov/studentveteran
  • War Stress: Resilience in a Time of War: This article deals with “homecoming.” It discusses how many veterans coming home from war may experience stress and how they can deal with it – http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/