Mental Health Information

College students today are facing pressures from every direction; school, family, work, money, friends, you name it! Concerns and issues may arise that have a negative impact on your academic performance and may even impact your ability to participate in daily activities. Considering that approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.8 million, or 18.5%—experiences mental illness in a given year it is essential that you take your mental health seriously!

Through the links below, you can learn more about many common mental health issues and concerns.

This is not an exhaustive list of all resources available and it is not meant to take the place of professional advice from a qualified mental health specialist.  CWI is not responsible for the content, claims or representations of the listed sites.

General Mental Health Information

On these websites you can find information on a wide range of mental health issues as well as treatment information and tips on how to help yourself, a friend, or a family member.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Help Guide is an online resource that promotes mental, emotional and social health. Information is provided on a wide range of topics.

Mental Health Screening Tools

You can use these confidential websites to get feedback and information about your mental health. Please keep in mind that these screening tools are meant to be educational are not diagnostic.  After taking a screening you may want to reach out to your doctor or a mental health professional.

Mental Health America - Screening tools for: Depression Anxiety, Bipolar, PTSD, Work Health, Alcohol or substance screen, Psychosis, Parents (regarding children).

Mental Health Screening – Screening tools for: Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, Eating Disorder, Substance Use, Alcohol Use, Bipolar Disorder.

Anxiety

Depression

Suicide

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among youth attending colleges and universities in the U.S.

18% of college and university undergraduate students reported having seriously considered attempting suicide across their lifetime.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – if you or someone you know is thinking about suicide please call the lifeline 1-800-273-8255. For an emergency call 911.

The Suicide Prevention Action Network of Idaho is a statewide organization dedicated to all aspects of suicide prevention.

The Jed Foundation is a national organization dedicated to promoting emotional health and suicide prevention among college students.

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Drug Screening.org – Confidential website to get feedback about your (or someone else’s) current drug use. After taking a screening you may want to reach out to your doctor or a mental health professional.

Alcohol Screening.org – Confidential website to get feedback about your (or someone else’s) current alcohol use. After taking a screening you may want to reach out to your doctor or a mental health professional.

Eating Disorders

What is an Eating Disorder?

National Eating Disorders Association

Eating Disorder Hope – is an organization that offers education, support and inspiration to eating disorder sufferers and their loved ones. 

Self-Harming

What is Self-Harming/Self-Injury?

S.A.F.E. Alternatives is a nationally recognized treatment approach for self-injurious behavior. This site also has information and resources for self-injurers and their friends and family.

Healthy Relationships

Grief & Loss

At some point everyone experiences the loss of someone or something that is important to them. It’s important to allow yourself time to grieve in a healthy way and to get help when you need it.

Coping with Grief and Loss

           Grief Watch

College Students

ULifeline is an online resource for college mental health and wellness.

Active Minds is an organization that works to change the perception of mental health on college campuses.

Student Guide to Surviving Stress and Anxiety in College and Beyond

LGBTQ

The Trevor Project is a national organization that provides crisis intervention, education, and support resources for the LGBTQ community, their family, friends and allies.

It Gets Better Project is a worldwide movement to inspire hope for LGBT youth to see how love and happiness can be a reality in their future. 

PFLAG is a national organization that provides support for families, allies and people who are LGBTQ.

The Community Center is a local organization committed to uniting the LGBTQA community through educational and developmental programs. As well as, providing resources for individuals new and old to the LGBTQA community for education and much needed support.

Veterans

The US Department of Veterans Affairs offers mental health information and resources to Veterans and their families.

The Veterans Crisis Line offers support for Veterans and their families for a wide variety of issues.

Military OneSource is a free resource provided by the Department of Defense for Service Members and their families with information and support on topics ranging from relationships to education to deployment.