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Self Help


Mental Health Online Screenings

Welcome to Mental Health Screenings. These screenings allow you to assess yourself regarding either generalized anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. The screenings ask basic demographic information from you and you then answer a series of questions to determine whether or not you have symptoms associated with any of the above concerns.

Mental Health Screenings are educational initiatives and all screenings are informational, not diagnostic. Screenings are anonymous and thus diagnosis and treatment recommendations are not provided. If this is an emergency or you are seeking treatment, please call CMHS at 860-486-4705.

Begin Mental Health Screening

Virtual Self-Help Pamphlets

The Virtual Self-Help Pamphlet Page features virtual pamphlets from counseling centers all over the country. A virtual pamphlet put out by another university may refer to services available only to students at that university. UConn students should contact CMHS at 860-486-4705 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday. For after-hours emergencies, contact CMHS at 860-486-4705.

Virtual Self-Help Pamphlets

Transition Year

If you need help picking a school that is the best fit, looking for tips on managing stress once on campus, or want guidance in making a smooth transition, this site has the tools and information you need. The Transition Year is an online resource center to help you focus on emotional health before, during, and after college transition. It's common to assume that the major obstacle in adjusting to campus life is academic. However, emotional issues can also interfere with success at college. Transition Year helps you prepare.

Transition Year

Downloadable Relaxation Exercises

Feeling stressed? These easy to use Stress Management MP3 exercises, courtesy of our friends at Health Education, can really make the difference. Try these out and see how they can help you reduce stress and tension in your everyday life. You can add them to your iPod or other portable and take them with you whenever and wherever you may need them. Relax, reduce your stress, and feel better!

Downloadable Relaxation Exercises

Bibliotherapy

Often, when we struggle with difficult mental health issues, it helps to help to read about them. We can learn how others dealt with them, and can learn that we’re not alone in our struggles. The staff of CMHS has put together a bibliotherapy list that students could find useful. The list contains fiction and nonfiction alike. Selections are arbitrary—such a list could easily contain a thousand titles—but these are books we thought might be of special interest.

Bibliotherapy

WebTribes

WebTribes offers free social networking support communities for people struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD, and addiction.