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This website is designed to provide accurate information regarding self help resources for mental health. If expert assistance is needed, the services of a competent professional should be sought.

This website is not psychotherapy treatment.

If you experience significant changes in mood or feel as though may require further assistance, please contact Counseling Services at 978-934-6800. In case of an emergency, please contact Campus Police at 978-934-4911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Anger

What is it? Please read the American Psychological Association webpage on Anger
PDFs: Worksheets on anger can be found on the Therapist Aid webpage
Books: "Anger: Taming a Powerful Emotion", "The Cow in the Parking Lot: A Zen Approach to Overcoming Anger"
Videos:What is Anger?
Apps: "Headspace" (Free), "Calm" (Free), "Anger Management Tips" (Free)

Anxiety
What is it? Please read the The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) webpage on Anxiety Disorders
PDFs: an Anxiety Workbook can be found on the: Centre for Clinical Interventions Anxiety website
Books: “The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook”; “Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy”;
Video: Things People With Anxiety Want Their Friends to Know
Apps: “Headspace (Free for beginners)”; “Worry Watch” ($2.99), “What’s Up?” (Free)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
What is it? Please read the The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) webpage on ADHD
PDFs: a Managing ADHD Worksheet can be found on the Therapist Aid website
Books: “Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder”; “The Disorganized Mind”
Video: Things People With ADHD Want You to Know
Apps: “Remember the Milk” (Free); “Priority Matrix” (Free); “30/30” (Free)

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
What is it? Please read the National Institute of Mental Health webpage on ASD
PDFs: Additional information on ASD can be found on the Autism Society webpage
Books: "Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's", "Thinking in Pictures"
Videos:What It Feels Like to be Autistic
Apps: "Asperger Syndrome Guide ("$2.99), "My Autistic World" (Free)

Bipolar Disorder
What is it? Please read the The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) webpage on Bipolar Disorder
PDFs: a Bipolar Disorder Workbook can be found on the Centre for Clinical Interventions Bipolar Disorder website
Books: “An Unquiet Mind”; “The Bipolar Survival Guide”
Videos: Things About Bipolar Disorder No One Talks About
Apps: “iMoodJournal” ($2.99 on iPhone, $1.99 on Android); “DBT Diary Card and Skills Coach” ($4.99); “Breathe2Relax” (Free)

Borderline Personality Disorder
What is it? Please read the The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) webpage on Borderline Personality Disorder
PDFs: a workbook on Distress Tolerance can be found on the Centre for Clinical Interventions Distress Tolerance website
Books: “The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotional Regulation & Distress Tolerance”; “Walking on Eggshells”
Videos: Hidden Signs of Borderline Personality Disorder
Apps: “DBT Diary” (Free); “Headspace: Meditation” (Free)

Depression
What is it? Please read the The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) webpage on Depression
PDFs: Information sheets, worksheets and more can be found on the Centre for Clinical Interventions Back From the Blues Workbook(pdf)
Books: "The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression," "The Feeling Good Handbook," "The Noonday Demon," "The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Depression"
Video: What People With Depression Want You To Know
Apps: CBT Self-Help Guide (Free), MoodKit ($6.99), Happify (Free), iCBT ($5.99), MoodTools (Free)

Distress Tolerance
What is it? Please read the Sunrise webpage on Distress Tolerance
PDFs: Worksheets on Distress Tolerance can be found on the Centre for Clinical Interventions webpage
Books: "The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook", "The Miracle of Mindfuless"
Videos: Distress Tolerance
Apps: "DBT Distress Tolerance Tools" ($5.99), "DBT Daily" (Free)

Eating Disorders
What is it? Please read the National Institute of Mental Health webpage on eating disorders
PDFs: Worksheets on eating disorders can be found on the Centre for Clinical Interventions webpage
Books: "Befriending Your Body", "Eating in the Light of the Moon", 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder: Workbook"
Videos:6 Types of Eating Disorders
Apps: "Recovery Record" (Free), "Rise Up & Recover" (Free)

Grief
What is it? Please read the Mayo Clinic webpage on grief
PDFs: Worksheets on grief can be found on the Lifeline webpage
Books: "A Grief Observed", "The Body Keeps the Score"
Videos:We don't "move on" from grief. We move forward with it
Apps: "Headspace" (Free)

Major Depressive Disorder with Seasonal Pattern (Formerly Seasonal Affective Disorder)
What is it? Please read the National Institute of Mental Health webpage on Major Depressive Disorder with Seasonal pattern
PDFs: Worksheets on MDD with Seasonal Pattern can be found on the McGill University webpage
Books: "Positive Options for Seasonal Affective Disorder", "Winter Blues Survival Guide"
Videos:Learn About Seasonal Affective Disorder
Apps: "Calm" (Free), "Moodnotes" ($3.99)

Meditation
What is it? Please see the Psychology Today webpage on Meditation
PDFs: Worksheets can be found in the Therapist Aid website
Books: "8 Minute Meditation", "The Miracle of Mindfulness"
Videos:The Meditating Brain
Apps: "Headspace" (Free), "Calm" (Free)

Mindfulness
What is it? Please read the Psychology Today webpage on Mindfulness
PDFs: Worksheets can be found on the Therapist Aid webpage
Books: "The Miracle of Mindfulness", "10% Happier"
Video:Mindfulness Animated in 3 Minutes
Apps: "Headspace" (Free), "Calm" (Free)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
What is it? Please read the National Institute of Mental Health webpage on OCD
PDFs: Worksheets on OCD can be found on the Get Self Help webpage
Books: "Getting Over OCD: A 10-Step Workbook for Taking Back Your Life", "Exiting the Maze", "The Habit Change Workbook: How to Break Bad Habits and Form Good Ones"
Videos:I Have OCD. This is What It's Like to Be in My Mind for 3 Minutes.
Apps: "GGOC" (Free), "The Anxiety Coach" (Free)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
What is it? Please read the National Institute of Mental Health webpage on PTSD
PDFs: Worksheets on grounding techniques can be found on the In Care Survivors webpage
Books: "The Body Keeps the Score", "The PTSD Workbook"
Videos:Truths People with PTSD Wish Others Understood
Apps: "Headspace" (Free), "Happify" (Free), "Calm" (Free)

Procrastination
What is it? Please read the Psychology Today webpage on Procrastination
PDFs: Worksheets on procrastination can be found on the Centre for Clinical Interventions webpage
Books: "Solving the Procrastination Puzzle", "Follow Through: A Revolutionary New Model for Finishing Whatever You Start", "The Power of Habit"
Videos:Why Do We Procrastinate?
Apps: "Procraster" ($1.99), "Self-Control to Focus - Lite" (Free)

Schizophrenia
What is it? Please read the National Institute of Mental Health webpage on Schizophrenia
PDFs: Worksheets on schizophrenia can be found on the National Alliance on Mental Illness webpage
Books: "Surviving Schizophrenia", "Mind Without a Home"
Videos:11 Things People with Schizophrenia Wish You Knew
Apps: "MyMeds: Med Tracking Made Easy" (Free)

Sleep
What is it? Please read the Sleep Foundation webpage on Sleep
PDFs: Worksheets can be found on the Centre for Clinical Interventions webpage
Books: "The Sleep Solution", "Sleep Smarter"
Videos:What Happens to Your Brain and Body When You Don't Get Sleep
Apps: "Awoken" (Free), "Relax Melodies" (Free)

Suicide
What is it? Please read the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) webpage on Suicide
PDFs: A worksheet can be found at the Suicide Prevention Lifeline webpage
Books: "Cracked, Not Broken", "After Suicide Loss: Coping With Your Grief"
Videos:I Jumped Off Of the Golden Gate Bridge
Apps: "Suicide Safety Plan" (Free), "A Friend Asks" (Free)

Test Anxiety
What is it? Please see the ADAA webpage on test anxiety
PDFs: A worksheet on managing test anxiety can be found on the Winona webpage
Books: "The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook", "Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy", "Rewire Your Anxious Brain"
Videos:Exam Stress Releasing Tips and Techniques
Apps: "10% Happier" (Free), "Headspace" (Free)

Time Management
What is it? Please read the Psychology Today webpage on Time Management
PDFs: Worksheets on time management can be found on the University of the Pacific webpage
Books: "Essentialism: The Disciplines Pursuit of Lies", "The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich"
Videos:Time Management TEDTalk
Apps: "Todoist" (Free), "Remember the Milk" (Free)