Resources for Support
Online resources to help support your Wellness efforts. For Virtual Recovery support please visit the Lighthouse Program Tab.
A Student’s Guide to Managing Stress - learn the effects of stress, how to manage stress and get help to lower your stress.
Balancing Student Stress - a guide on balancing student stress that includes identifying stressors, what causes stress among students, the most common effects and where to find help.
College Student Stress Management - the guide explains the different types of stress that college students face, common causes, and how to prevent/treat stress symptoms.
Coping with substances - A great article written about how using substances to cope can lead to mental health issues.
FreshU - Meditation Guide
Gambling Addiction - This website describes some information about what are the symptoms of gambling addition and how someone with a gambling addiction can get help.
Optimal Sleep - Determining how much sleep do you really need?
Sleep Deprivation - Everything you need to know about sleep deprivation.
Sleep Health For College Students - A great article to help college students sleep better despite the issues they face.
Sleep Health Guide - helps college students learn sleep hygiene with great advice, tips and reasons to improve your sleep.
Stress Management - The college students guide to stress management
Student Wellness - A resource for college students who are considering getting help for mental health issues like stress, anxiety or depression.
Suicide Prevention in College - a guide designed to offer hope and help for those experiencing suicidal thoughts.
Technology and Sleep - Is technology interfering with your sleep?
Alcohol and Other Drugs
AA Meeting Finder - When you put your zip code in this link, it only lists the meetings that are happening at the time you enter your zip code. If you have an urgent matter, click here for online help to speak with someone in AA. Download this free app, Meeting Guide, for local meeting information to help you plan ahead.
About.com: Alcoholism - Alcoholism 101
About drinking - a short and informative interactive guide to standard drink size, alcohol content, drinking levels and when to avoid alcohol.
Go Ask Alice! - Alcohol and other drugs Q & A (also emotional health; fitness & nutrition; general health; relationships; and sexual & reproductive health)
Alcoholics Anonymous - 12 step recovery support from Alcohol
Adult Children of Alcoholics World Service Organization - for adult children of Alcoholics
Binge Drinking Guide - Helps to learn what is binge drinking and why it can be dangerous.
College Alcoholism Guide - A quick read to help you understand some of the consequences of drinking
Drug Treatment Center Finder - Help you find the right drug treatment provider in any state or city.
Drugwatch - Learn about side effects of your medications.
ForDrugHelp - A great guide for someone looking at treatment or recovery options in the Hudson Valley, New York.
Heroin Withdrawal - A resource for safe Heroin Withdrawal.
Narcotics Anonymous - Narcotics Anonymous, NY locations
Opioid Addiction - Here is a guide designed to draw attention to the signs and symptoms of opioid abuse.
Personalized self assessment of your drinking. Under “New User” enter the following LogIn ID: 10A196219VIEW Click “Submit”. You will be prompted to register with email address and make a password. Begin taking AlcoholInnerview. NOTE: If you need to complete Alcohol Innerview as a requirement, be sure to print out your results and certificate at the end of the program
Substance Use/Abuse Treatment - A resource from the Addiction Center to connect individuals struggling with addiction to treatment options, as well as providing valuable information about substance dependence.
Talk2Prevent - How parents can talk to their college aged children about substance use
I-Phone and Android Apps to Quit Smoking:
Sexual Violence Awareness
Campus Advocacy Services (CAS) - CAS are the first step on the path to self care and recovery available 24 hours a day for students during each semester. Walk ins are welcome during the week in the Counseling Center. During evening and weekends contact UPD at 914-251-6911and ask for CAS (students do not need to disclose).
Men Can Stop Rape - Mobilizes males to prevent men’s violence against women
Sexual Violence Prevention & Response - The Purchase College policy for sexual violence prevention and response.
A Guide to College for LGBTQ Students - Understanding what to look for in a school is still difficult. This guide includes actionable strategies to assess a school on its inclusivity and programs to help make the transition to college easier for LGBTQ students.
A Guide for LGBTQ Scholarships - In addition to providing scholarship application tips, the guide has a search tool that allows LGBTQ students to search for scholarships provided for their local community.
A Resource Guide to Coming Out - HRC Coming Out Project
It Gets Better Project - Created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years
Gaming and Screen Addiction
Review of 10 apps that block social media - A review of 10 apps that block social media, even temporarily, so you can stay focused and be more productive.
10 apps that block distractions - If you have the willpower to just not get online, more power to you, but those people are few and far between. For everyone else, there are apps that can block distractions so you get your work done without wasting time.
Smartphone addiction - Worried about your phone or Internet use? These tips can help you break free of the habit and better balance your life, online and off.
Online gamers anonymous - An anonymous self-help group for on-line gaming/screen addiction
Computer Gaming Addict Anonymous - If you are struggling with an obsession or compulsion with video games, you can find help here.