Counseling Resources

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    Uwill

    Uwill offers students free access to teletherapy services 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the year and tailors the experience based on an individual's unique needs and preferences.

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    WellTrack Boost

    WellTrack Boost allows users to track their mood over time, identify stressors, intentionally schedule self-care activities and learn about strategies to manage feelings of depression, anxiety and stress.

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    You at Western

    Whether you're looking for straight A's, trying to land that internship, hoping to make new friends or work through some mental or physical struggles, YOU at Western can help with that.

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Online resources

  • Coronavirus resources

    COVID-19 Relaxation Techniques, Mindfulness, & Meditation
    Why relaxation techniques, mindfulness and meditation can be help in times of stress, as well as links to resources to practice some of these skills.

  • Disordered eating

    National Eating Disorders Association 
    Provides programs and services to give families the support they need to find answers for these life-threatening illnesses.

    Kalamazoo, Michigan (269) 873-9108
  • Find a therapist in the community

    Psychology Today
    Offers detailed listing information for mental health professionals.

    Michigan Mental Health Networker

  • General mental health

    National Institute of Mental Health brochures

    Offers expert-reviewed information on mental disorders, a range of related topics and the latest mental health research. Use this A to Z list to find basic information on signs and symptoms, risk factors, treatment and current clinical trials. This information should not be used as a guide for making medication decisions or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medication condition.

    National Alliance on Mental Illness
    The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

    Resources for college athletes from the NCAA
    There are nearly half a million NCAA student-athletes. The NCAA is committed to helping them have a fulfilling college experience by keeping them healthy and safe, providing fair and inclusive environments and encouraging them to learn and grow in all aspects.

  • Health and wellness

    University Recreation
    Students using the Rec Center note growth and improvement in self-confidence, interpersonal skills, and academic performance. Students indicate that their use of the Rec Center assists them with healthy choices/habits, communication skills, appreciation of diversity, and time management.

    Virtual Fitness Classes
    Virtual classes hosted by the Student Rec Center are free to students.

    Club Sports
     Registered student organizations formed by students motivated by a common interest and desire to participate in a favorite sport activity.

  • Homesickness

    Homesickness is universal. Psychologists call it “separation anxiety” and few people are immune. It is experienced by the kindergartner going off to school, as well as the businessperson starting a new job. Here are a few tips to help you through it now or in the future. Source: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Counseling Services

    1. Admit that you have it. Much of what you know and can rely on is back home. Homesickness is a natural response to this sense of loss.
    2. Talk about it with an older sibling or friend who has gone away from home. It takes strength to accept the fact that something is bothering you and to confront it.
    3. Bring familiar items from home to your new location. Photos, plants and even stuffed animals help to give one a sense of continuity and ease the shock of a new environment.
    4. Familiarize yourself with your new surroundings. Walk around. You will feel more in control if you know where buildings, classes and services are.
    5. Invite people along to explore. Making friends is a big step to alleviating homesickness.
    6. Keep in touch with the people back home, but put a limit on telephoning. Write them reports of your activities and new experiences. Let them know you'd like to hear from them, too.
    7. Plan a date to go home and make arrangements. This often helps curtail impulsive returns and keeps you focused on your goals in staying.
    8. Examine your expectations. We'd all like to be popular, well-dressed, well-organized and well-adjusted. Well, we're not. Setting a goal of perfection is the most predictable way of creating trouble for yourself. Laugh at your mistakes. You're learning.
    9. Seek new opportunities. As scary as it is to see all those people, classes, buildings and choices, they will provide opportunities to meet people who like what you like. Take classes that you're interested in and get involved in your favorite activity or try new ones.
    10. Do something. Don't wait for it to go away by itself. Buried problems often emerge later disguised as headaches, fatigue, illness or lack of motivation.
  • Online self-assessment

    ULifeline Self Evaluator
    This screening isn’t a diagnosis, but just identifies some common mental health conditions that may be impacting your thoughts, feelings or behaviors. All of these conditions are treatable, so it’s important to speak to a counselor or other mental health professional so you can get help if needed and feel better.

  • Self-care and resiliency

    Calm 
    An app for meditation and sleep.

    Headspace
    An app for mindfulness and meditation.

    Six relaxation techniques to reduce stress
    Practicing even a few minutes per day can provide a reserve of inner calm.

    The Road to Resilience
    The American Psychological Association defines resilience, offers strategies and gives tips on how to build resilience.

  • Substance abuse resources