Behavioral Health & Wellness
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.
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.
Choose Wellness… We Can Help
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.
Tension Tamers Group: A small group aimed at reducing stress in the lives of college students. This fun 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 Karen Colvin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 257.2488 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.
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!
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.
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!
Depression and Suicide
: 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.