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Self-Help Resources

What Can I Do Now?
While you are in the process of scheduling ongoing individual counseling, here are some things you can do to alleviate stress.

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Stick to a routine.  
Get dressed, go to class, keep a normal daily structure. 

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Eat healthy food regularly.
 Skipping meals robs you of the energy you need to cope.

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Talk to supportive people.  
Isolating yourself can make things worse.

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Keep a journal. 
  Note any patterns or questions you’d like to discuss in counseling. 

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Get some sleep.  
Go to bed and get up at the same and sleep 7 to 9 hours.

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Physical activity
This can be swimming, working out, or walks around the campus.

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Avoid using alcohol or drugs as a way to “self-medicate.” 
This includes caffeine.

Find activities that relax you.
Practice taking deep breaths throughout the day and meditate.

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Find humor and distractions.
Spend time with those who make you laugh. Watch TV or go outside.

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Recall what has helped you before in similar situations.
Make a list and try to do them.

This list is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any conditions – it cannot substitute a consultation with a medical or mental health professional

Help Guide
While you are in the process of scheduling ongoing individual counseling, here are some Self-Help Guides.

 - Abuse
 - ADHD
 - Addictions and Substance Use
 - Anger Management
 - Anxiety
 - Autism and Learning Disabilities      

 - Bipolar Disorder
 - Depression
 - Diets
 - Eating Disorders
 - Grief
 - Healthy Eating                         

 - Healthy Living
 - LGBTQ (UNT Pride Alliance)
 - Meditation/Mindfullness
 - Mental Disorders
 - Mental Health
 - (OCD) Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

 - Parenting and Family
 - PTSD and Veterans
 - Relationships
 - Sleep
 - Stress
 - Suicide Prevention              

This web-page is designed to provide information about resources for mental health. It is not a replacement for psychotherapy treatment.If you would like to participate in individual, group, or couples counseling please contact the Counseling and Testing Center at 940-565-2741.
Self-help: Your Online-Screening Tools! 
The self-assessment links below are intended for those students who are concerned that a problem exists. If your assessment results indicate a possible problem, please consider seeking a consultation about this at the Student Counseling Center. 

If you or someone you know might be suicidal, get help now!
(Remember our QPR training for students, faculty and staff at UNT!)

Half of Us, wants to initiate a public dialogue to raise awareness about mental health issues and connect students to resources.

Love is Louder was started to raise the volume around the message that love and support are louder than anything that brings us down.

A Thin Line was developed to empower you! To identify, respond to, and stop the spread of digital abuse in your life and amongst your peers. 

Suicide: The Forever Decision, is a free electronic format to anyone in the world who wishes to read it or share it with others. 

Please remember that screening tools or on-line educational data cannot accurately diagnose a person or take the place of an in-person professional consultation or counseling. These assessments are anonymous. If you like, print or record your results and bring them to your first session with a counselor. All Free For UNT Students!
Compliments of the QPR Institute