Self-Help Resources

On 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

Mental Health
Anxiety Disorders
Bipolar Disorder
Eating Disorders
Suicide Prevention
National Sucide Prevention Hotline

Substance 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
SAMHSA   Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Tobacco Smoking Cessation – Smoke Free

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

Domestic Violence
National Domestic Violence Hotline
DC Domestic Violence Intake Center
Internet Safety
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Civil Protection Order, Metropolitan Police Department brochure 
My Sister’s Place
National Center for Victims of Crime

Grief and Loss
Coping with Grief and Loss
On Grief and Grieving (Book)
After a Loved One Dies

Marriage and Relationships
How to be an Adult in Relationships
Principles to Making a Marriage Work
Hold Me Tight
Getting the Love You Want
Stop Walking on Eggshells

Sexual Assault
DC Rape Crisis Center Hotline: 202.333.RAPE
Montgomery County Crisis Hotline 301.738.9697
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
Men Can Stop Rape 
National Sexual Violence Resource Center 
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network 

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Coming Out Resources 
GLBT National Help Center 
Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
Transgender Education Association, DC
Whitman Walker Health

Sexual Health
Healthy relationships, Sex, Contraception, and STIs
UDC Student Health Services
Planned Parenthood
Women’s Collective

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