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Counseling and Student Development Center

“Supporting a Healthy Learning Environment”

Main Office
Building 39, Suite 120
phone 202.274.6000

Regular Hours
Monday, Thursday, Friday: 9am - 5pm | Tuesday: 9am - 6pm |
Wednesday: 9am - 7pm

Call or walk-in to schedule an initial consultation today!  If you are currently experiencing a mental health emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room for immediate help.

Self-Help Resources

At this page, you will find links to a variety of educational and self-help resources on a variety of mental health topics.  The links will direct you to information, tools, books, support groups, chatrooms, and much more.

The Counseling and Student Development Center does not monitor or endorse the web sites listed below. If you have questions or concerns about your own unique situation, make an appointment to talk with a counselor by calling the Counseling Center at 202.274.6000.

Dial 911 or Go to the Emergency Room of Your Nearest Hospital
Suicide Hotline 1.800.273.8255
Montgomery County Crisis Hotline 301.738.2255
DC Crisis Hotline 1.888.7wehelp

Addiction and Recovery
AA Find a Meeting in DC Area
Adult Children of Alcoholics - ACOA

Anxiety Disorders
Answers to Your Questions About Panic Disorder
Anxiety (APA) - Anxiety & Phobia WorkBook
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Social Anxiety (NIMH)
Social Phobia:  Always Embarrassed (NIMH booklet)
The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety

Associations & Government Agencies
American Psychological Association
National Institute of Mental Health
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Attention Deficit Disorder
ADDA - Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Attention Deficit Disorder, NIH
Driven to Distraction (book)
Totally ADD - Practical Videos

Crisis and Trauma
Disaster Distress Helpline  1.800.985.5990  This is the nation's first permanent hotline dedicated to providing disaster crisis counseling. This free, confidential, and multilingual crisis support service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via telephone
APA Tips for Recovering from Disasters and other Traumatic Events
Children and Violence
Coping with Traumatic Events
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (NIMH)
PTSD, NIMH booklet

Depression and Mood Swings
Bipolar Disorder, Pendulum
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Depression and How Therapy Can Help
I Don't Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression (Book) 
NIMH Depression Information
Sometimes I Act Crazy (Book)
An Unquiet Mind (Book)

Domestic Violence
National Domestic Violence Hotline at  1.800.799.SAFE/1.800.799.7233 and TTY 1.800.787.3224  Call the hotline to speak with a domestic violence counselor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Break the Cycle - Youth and Dating Violence
Civil Protection Order, Metropolitan Police Department brochure
DC Domestic Violence Intake Center
House of Ruth: Housing, Counseling, and Case Management
How Do I File a Protection Order in DC (brochure) 
Internet Safety
Local Resources including Legal Services, Shelter, and Support, provided by My Sister's Place
My Sister's Place:  Confidential Shelter, Counseling, & Case Management
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Eating Disorders
The Secret Language of Eating Disorders (Book)
National Eating Disorders Association

Grief and Loss
After a Loved One Dies - How Children Grieve
On Grief and Grieving (Book)
No Time for Goodbyes (Book)
University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Center

Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment (Book)
Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill (Book)

Marriage and Romance
Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work (Book)
Getting the Love You Want (Book)
Gottman Couples Weekend Workshop (DVD)

Medications, WebMD

Mental Health General Links
Mental Health Topics, American Psychological Association
Mental Health Topics, American Psychiatric Association
Mental Health Topics, National Institute of Mental Health

DC Rape Crisis Center Hotline: 202.333.RAPE
Montgomery County Crisis Hotline (Youth)  301.738.9697
Montgomery County Crisis Hotline (General)  301.738.2255  
UASK DC - is a tool which provides immediate access to the information needed most in the event of a sexual assault on one of DC's eight college campuses — quickly, confidentially and free.  Visit the website to download the app on your mobile phone.
1 in 6 – Resources and Support for Men who have been Sexually Abused
Support for Survivors of Sexual Violence
Book List
Helping Someone who has been sexually assaulted
Men Can Stop Rape
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Pandora Project: Support and Resources for Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Survivors
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network
The Courage to Heal Workbook

Relationship Problems
Stop Walking on Eggshells (Book) 
Why Is It Always About You? (Book)
The Dance of Anger (Book)

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Coming Out Resources
GLBT National Help Center
Human Rights Campaign: Working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equal Rights
Local GLBT resources
Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
Transgender Education Association, DC
Valuing a Gay or Lesbian Self-Identity
Whitman Walker Health

Sexual Health
Living with HIV/AIDS
Planned Parenthood
Student Sex Life: Healthy relationships, Sex, Contraception, and STIs
UDC Student Health Services
Women's Collective

Civil Protection Order, Metropolitan Police Department brochure
Crime Victim Assistance Directory
Safety Planning, Stalking Resource Center
Safety Tips, Ending Stalking in America
Stalking Resource Center
Office of Violence Against Women

Stress Reduction & Relaxation
Please visit the Stress Relief section of our website for additional resources and exercises.
American Heart Association Stress Management Tools
Diaphragmatic Breathing
Managing Stress
Mind/Body Health:  Stress
Mind Tools:  Stress Management Techniques
Positive Side of Stress
Tips for Stress Management

Substance Use and Abuse
AA Find a Meeting in the DC Area
Adult Children of Alcoholics - ACOA
Al-Anon, A Network for Family and Friends of Problem Drinkers
Gamblers Anonymous
Marijuana Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous
National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)
SAMHSA   Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Tobacco Smoking Cessation – Smoke Free
Web of Addictions
Women for Sobriety
30 Day Day Quit Guide

Healthy Mind and Body
Road to Resilience, APA brochure
Student Health 101 e-zine
UDC Health Services

If you are currently experiencing a mental health emergency or are concerned about your own safety or the safety of someone else, please do not delay.  Call 911 for immediate help.

Every student's sense of privacy is important to us.  For adult students (over 18), we do not release personal information without written consent, except in emergency situations where information is needed to protect health and safety.