Mental Health Resources

Please Note | Lending Library | Journal Writing | Mental Health Screening Tools
Military Veterans, Friends, and Family | Anxiety | Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Depression
| Eating Disorders | Rape/Sexual Assault | Self Injury | Sexual Addiction 
Sleep | Spirituality | Test Taking and Test Anxiety | Other Self Help Links

Please Note

The information contained on this page is not meant to replace face-to-face consultation with a trained counselor, nor does this page provide online counseling. In addition to utilizing this page, students are encouraged to stop by our office and make an appointment with one of our counselors.

The links below may make references to services and offices located at other universities. Please contact Student Counseling Services (SCS) at 716-673-3424 if you have questions about the availability of similar resources on our Fredonia Campus.

http://www.studentsofamf.org/grief-support-resources/college-grief-statistics/

Lending Library 

SCS has an extensive self help lending library available in our office. Please feel free to stop by and browse through our selections. We have books on many different topics such as alcohol, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, grief, rape, sexual abuse, relationships, AIDS, and study skills, just to name a few. We also have many audio and video tapes, pamphlets, brochures, flyers, handouts, and other materials available for student use. Some of the resources are available in our waiting room, but if you can't find what you're looking for, just ask. It is not necessary to be a current SCS client in order to borrow a resource; just be sure to sign out one of the selections with our receptionist.

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Journal Writing 

Journal writing can be a valuable means of self-exploration. Unlike keeping a diary, writing in a journal may be sporadic; many people find it helpful to write only when they are upset. In addition, your writing can take the form of lists or just a series of thoughts jotted down rather than a more narrative format. Another useful journal technique is to write "never to be sent" letters to those who have made you feel angry or otherwise upset. If you are interested in giving journal writing a try, the following web sites may be helpful:

  • www.writingthejourney.com - Offers an online journal writing workshop, a free monthly newsletter, and exercises to help get you started.
  • www.journal-writing.com - Gives advice on how to select and set up a journal, provides tools for practice, and offers examples. Also contains a bookstore with journal-related resources.

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Mental Health Screening Assessments 

Have you ever wondered if your mood swings might be a sign of depression? Do you have issues with food that might be related to an eating disorder? Have you thought that a friend might have a drinking problem? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, but still are not sure if counseling is for you, you may benefit from participating in one of the following online screening programs. These free, anonymous screenings take only a few minutes to complete, and you will receive immediate feedback about your results. (Please note that it is important to print out the results of any screenings which you take, especially if you wish to discuss these results with a counselor, as we have no way to access this confidential information.)

The following links provide brief self-assessments for several complaints common to college students. They are not designed to replace face-to-face counseling services, but may assist an individual to determine whether or not they should seek out such services.

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Military Veterans, Friends and Family

Anxiety Links 

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Alcohol and Substance Abuse 

SCS provides a number of support services for those students dealing with alcohol and other substance abuse issues. For more information on any of these services please visit the  Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention [SAVP] website or contact SCS at 716-673-3424.

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Depression 

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Eating Disorders 

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Rape/Sexual Assault 

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Self Injury 

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Sexual Addiction 

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Sleep Resources

PDF Icon  PDF -college students and sleep

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Spirituality 

Beliefnet is helpful for students struggling with spiritual/religious issues.

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Test Taking and Test Anxiety


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Other Self Help Resources 

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