Wellness

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.

FreshU - Meditation Guide

Sleep Health Guide - helps college students learn sleep hygiene with great advice, tips and reasons to improve your sleep.

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. 

Alcohol and Other Drugs

About.com: Alcoholism - Alcoholism 101

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

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. 

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.

Treatment Centers in NY - Rehabcenter.net provides a list of treatment centers by state.

Smoking Cessation Resources

American Cancer Society (QUIT FOR LIFE PROGRAM 1-800-227-2345) - Information on research, treatment, support groups and on-line chat group and smoking cessation. Also offers personalized treatment and decision feature.

American Lung Association - Provides information on latest research on environmental and health topics as well as educational programs, and news on related fronts.

Dangers of Vaping - This useful article outlines some of the dangers and health risks of Vaping and Using E-cigs. 

Expert Views: E-cigarettes - E-Cigarettes seem to be everywhere these days but are they safe? Get the facts.

Freedom From Smoking® (FFS) program is for adults who are ready to quit smoking. Because most people know that smoking is dangerous to their health, the program focuses almost exclusively on how to quit, not why to quit.

GuidesGuide to Quitting Smoking,  Guide to Quitting Smokeless TobaccoQuitting Smoking - Help for Cravings and Tough SituationsHelping a Smoker Quit: Do’s and Don’ts.

NY State Smokers Quitline (1-866-NY-QUITS) - Information on quitting smoking. Free starter kit including patches and gum or lozenges for eligible NYS smokers. Live telephone coaching with trained quitline specialists offering help with quit plans, online community, videos facts and tips for becoming tobacco free and staying free.

Quit Net - An on-line self-help forum for smokers with tips on how to quit smoking.

Quitter in You - Tools to quit smoking.

Smokefree - Step by step guide to quitting. Live help, mobile app that gives insight into what to expect when you quit, and how to deal with problems that may come up in your journey to be smoke free.Jen Reviews - an easy to read and well written word guide on how to quit smoking that covers EVERYTHING someone trying to quit needs to know.

Stop.Tabac -   A five-part on-line smoking cessation program designed to help you kick the habit. This site was conceived and prepared by the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine of the University of Geneva. POW’R Against Tobacco - A four county coalition that was founded in 1992 to reduce the risk of tobacco-related diseases by lowering the prevalence of tobacco use in Putnam, Orange, Westchester and Rockland Counties.

The Foundation for a Smokefree America - A non-profit organization whose mission is to educate people of all ages about smoking and tobacco use. This site offers tips on how to quit smoking along with educational materials and research on tobacco use.

I-Phone and Android Apps to Quit Smoking:

Quit Smoking With SmokLog for Android
Smokefree QuitGuide App for Android and iPhone
Quit Smoking Counter For iPhone

Sexual Violence Awareness

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.

LGBTQI

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