Behavioral health and wellness involves making choices which impact the well-being of the body, mind, and spirit. Counseling Services strives to equip students in making choices which positively impact their welfare. Please browse this website for information on programs and resources that will positively impact your wellness. Or make an appointment today with a counselor to discuss ways for choosing wellness.
Time for your wellness check-up! Please see the following websites to evaluate your personal wellness. If you find that your life lacks balance or if you have other mental health concerns, you can find help today.
TestWell is an innovative group of free online assessments that help individuals assess health, wellness, and at-risk behaviors in these dimensions: physical, nutrition, sexuality, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and more.
This free screening is made available to all Louisiana Tech students and is completely anonymous. The screening is provided so that you may find out in a few minutes whether or not professional consultation might be helpful to you.
Take some time and evaluate how well you are sleeping. Doing so will indicate if there are sleep problems with which you need help.
MyPyramid Tracker is an online dietary and physical activity assessment tool that provides information on your diet quality and physical activity status, as well as links to nutrient and physical activity information.
The U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine website offers a Life Purpose and Satisfaction Resiliency Self-Test.
There are many ways to improve your health and wellness, and we've highlighted some of these below. Check out how Counseling Services can help you reach your wellness goals. Or guide yourself toward improved health using the resources listed below.
Check out this wellness magazine just for college students!
Tension Tamers Group: A small group aimed at reducing stress in the lives of college students. This fun, four-week group allows group members to participate in a new stress reduction method each week including massage, art, meditation, journaling, or others. The group is offered each quarter. Please contact Kristy Stokes, 257-2488 or firstname.lastname@example.org, to enroll in the group. During the Spring 2010 quarter the group will be offered on Tuesdays, March 30, April 6, 13, and 20 from 3:00-3:45 p.m. in Keeny Hall 310.
Hope for Eating Disorders: A small group aimed at helping group members cope with their eating disorder and heal from unhealthy thoughts and behaviors resulting from their disorders. Interested persons should contact Kristy Stokes, 257-2488 or email@example.com, for more information.
Online Mental Health Screenings: This free screening is made available to all Louisiana Tech students and is completely anonymous. The screening is provided so that you may find out in a few minutes whether or not professional consultation might be helpful to you.
Virtual Workshops: Click below to view presentations related to various wellness topics of interest. Check back periodically for updates and new presentations.
Wellness Topics & Self-Care for Students
Go Ask Alice: Q & A database that houses numerous relationship and health-related questions and answers. Alice is produced by Columbia University's Health Education Program. You can submit a question or search the extensive archives for more information on sexuality and sexual health.
American Social Health Association: This is where you will find the facts, the support, and the resources to answer your questions about sexually transmitted infections.
National Sleep Foundation: Find helpful information about sleep hygiene, sleep myths, and sleep disorders. Even follow the foundation on Facebook!
Insomnia: How to Get a Good Night's Sleep: The American Academy of Family Physicians provides information aimed at helping you understand and overcome insomnia.
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders: This website offers hotline counseling, a national network of free support groups, chat rooms, and educational programs to promote self-acceptance and healthy lifestyles.
Fight the Freshman 15: Foodfit.com offers not only this article on avoiding weight gain in college, but many other food-related resources including a food plan, healthy cooking, and fitness information.
Awareness and Support for Those with Eating Disorders: This is the purpose of the Something Fishy website for Eating Disorders. Find signs and symptoms, help for loved ones, prevention information, a forum, and much more.
Stress Relief Techniques: This article by Susan M. Lark, MD provides 14 different relaxation techniques for relief of anxiety and stress. Check them out!
Holistic Stress Relief: Take a look at this discussion of stress, common signs of excess stress, and some specific ways of relieving stress based on a holistic perspective.
Depression and Suicide
ULifeline: Learn more about protecting your emotional health and what to do if you or a friend is struggling with mental health issues.
Half of Us: In a recent survey, half of all college students said they had been so stressed that they couldn't get their work doen or enjoy social activities during the last semester. Check out the Half of Us campaign, a project with mtvU that includes videos of your favorite artists and other students sharing how they've coped with mental health issues. Also find information on depression, bipolar, eating disorders, anxiety, stress, alcohol & drugs, and cutting.
Campus Wellness Resources
Please visit the Student Affairs Wellness website which includes more information on defining wellness, improving wellness in various dimensions of life, and finding resources on campus for addressing various wellness needs.