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         Mental Health Links Table  

General Mental Health 

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Buisnessweek

"College Campuses See Rise in Cases of Severe Mental Illness" by Alan Mozes
Up to date information about the prevalence of severe Mental Illness among college students on Campus.
http://www.businessweek.com/lifestyle/content/healthday/641993.html

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Christianity Today

"My Encounter with Mental Illness" by Marlena Graves
An interesting story form a student who experienced mental illness

http://blog.christianitytoday.com/women/2010/08/my_encounter_with_mental_illne.html

 DART

General advice on mental health difficulties.

http://dart.lboro.ac.uk/dartcgi/general.pl?advtype=

General&resource_type_id=4&action=search&barrier

_id=0&disability_id=7&context_id=0

 D-Stress:
Student mental Health

Website is primarily for students in Leicestershire with regards to contacts, however there is lots of information that any student would find useful.  Contains clear and concise advice and information for students, concerning mental health in higher education.  Wide variety of topics including depression, anxiety, addiction, stress, self harm and much more.

http://www.d-stress.org.uk/

 George Washington
University 

“Teaching Students with Psychological Disabilities” Information for teachers on teaching students with psychological difficulties.

http://gwired.gwu.edu/dss/testnewsite/faculty/guides/psych/

 Mental Health
Foundation

 

Site dedicated to help people understand, survive and recover from mental health problems.  Wide range of mental health issues covered and a large amount of helpful information which is categorised alphabetically. The site also includes publications and links.

http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/index.cfm

For students with mental health issues.

http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/page.cfm?pageurl=students.cfm

 National Mental Health
Association (US)

Wide range of mental health issues covered and a large amount of helpful information, information for students and
strategies to beat mental illness.

http://www.nmha.org/camh/college/index.cfm

 Niace

 

“The Learning Needs of Young Adults with Mental Health Difficulties”. Contains information about mental health in young adults. 
Site includes useful contacts and links.

http://www.niace.org.uk/information/Briefing_sheets/

Young_adults_MHD.htm

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The Guardian

“One in four students suffers mental illness, psychiatrists say” by Polly Curtis. 
The article suggests reasons why the student population is suceptable to mental illness.

http://education.guardian.co.uk/students/health/story/0,,1063595,00.html

Raise!

Raise is an organisation which exclusively employs people with a diagnosed mental health problem -

from directors to cleaners and, most importantly, trainers who are therefore

able to inform from personal experience.
Raise offer training courses to organisations about mental health and mental health awareness.

http://www.raise.org.uk/

 University
Of Melbourne

Booklet titled “Towards Success in Tertiary Study with psychiatric conditions.”  Booklet contains good information on
“mood-related disorders (depression, bi-polar), anxiety-related disorders (phobias, panic, post-traumatic stress disorder,
obsessive-compulsive), eating disorders(anorexia nervosa, bulimia), psychoses (early psychosis, schizophrenia),
substance-related (alcohol, drug, toxin), Impulse control (gambling, conduct), sleep-related disorders and personality disorders”.

http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/ellp/downloads/pdf/Psych03.pdf

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Mental Health Information For Staff

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BOOK

"Neurodiversity in Higher Education:Positive Responses to Specific Learning Differences" by Dr David Pollak

Chapter 9 – “Mental Well-Being” by Kitty McCrea
This chapter contains up-to-date advice about several different types of psychological health issues experienced by students.
For more information about the book, please visit our home page, or www.wiley.com/education

 Book availiable
to order

 

“Student’s Mental Health Needs: Problems and Responses” Edited by Nick Stanley and Jill Manthorpe.

http://www.youngminds.org.uk/magazine/60/smith.php

HERO

 

Information for staff on mental health, research and education.

http://www.hero.ac.uk/uk/inside_he/archives/2003/a_sane

_agenda5482.cfm

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Lancaster
University
Student Mental Health Manual for University Staff
This link is for a mental health manual which was produced by Lancaster University as a HEFCE funded project between 2000 – 2002.
The manual is very informative and discusses University policy towards mental health, supporting students with mental health difficulties,
training and raising awareness. There are both PDF versions and Word versions of each section.
http://www.studentmentalhealth.org.uk/index.htm

National Institute
Of Mental Health

Information for students and staff on “student mental health”

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/students.cfm

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Oxford University

 

 

“Student Health and Welfare: Mental Health Policy”.
Advice for staff about teaching students with mental health issues.

http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/shw/mhpol.shtml
"Supporting students with mental health problems".
Information for staff about supporting students with mental health difficulties
http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/shw/mhguide.shtml

 Oxford Student
Mental Health
Network

Information on mental health for higher and further education staff.

http://www.brookes.ac.uk/student/services/osmhn/hefe-

staff-frameset.html

 Student
Mental Health

 

“Planning Guidance and Training” This website is a manual aimed at staff for supporting students with mental health difficulties. 
Information available in word or PDF format.

http://www.studentmentalhealth.org.uk/index.htm

 University Of Bath

“Student Mental Health Policy”

http://www.bath.ac.uk/students/policy/mentalhealth/

 University Of Bristol

“Student Mental Health Policy”.
http://www.bris.ac.uk/equalityanddiversity/mhealth/policies/

studentmhealthpolicy.html

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University
of Melbourne
Managing Mental Illness at University - Guidelines for Staff
Some interesting and detailed information for staff about managing students with mental health difficulties.
http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/development/managingmental.html

 University
of Sussex

 

“The University of Sussex Student Mental Health Policy”.  Advice for staff, but could also be useful for students.

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/equalities/1-2-5-1.html

Depression 

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BBC home
Depression and College Students
An interesting article about depression among university and college student.
Contains a lot of useful advice and strategies for students experiencing depression
http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A565625
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BBC News
Depression Growing among Students
Another BBC article from 2001 about depression among students
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/1165429.stm
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BNET.com
“Decreasing math anxiety in college students” by Andrew B Perry
An article about math anxiety experienced by college and university students.
Whilst the article does not provide much in the way of solutions and strategies, it is very informative and detailed.
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FCR/is_2_38/ai_n6124574/pg_3/?tag=content;col1

 Students Against Depression

A site developed in consultation with students who have been affected by depression.  It contains useful information on definitions and causes, strategies and guides for tackling depression, and includes stories and advice from students who have had depression.

http://www.studentdepression.co.uk/site/

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Telegraph
Yoga protects the brain from depression.
An interesting article written this month about Yoga and its effect on reducing depression.
Yoga, more than many other exercises, encourages the production of the amino acid GABA.
Studies have demonstrated that low levels of GABA are linked with depression and anxiety.
 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/7956508/Yoga-protects-the-brain-from-depression.html

 Depression
Alliance

“leading UK charity for people affected by depression.” This website contains information on depression including causes, symptoms, strategies and advice etc.  The site also contains useful contacts and links.

http://www.depressionalliance.org/index.html

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WebMD
Depression on the Rise in Colleges?
This article talks about the prevalence of depression among students.
Whilst depression seems to be increasing, suicidal thoughts are not as frequent among students.
This is attributed to better support and counseling services.
http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/news/20100812/depression-on-the-rise-in-colleges

 University
of Texas

 

“Are You Considering Medication for Depression?” 

Good information for students who feel that they may be suffering from depression. 
Symptoms, causes and definitions are discussed along with information on how to deal with depression whilst being a student,
and highlighting the positive and negative effects of medication and alternative therapies. 

http://www.utexas.edu/student/cmhc/booklets/meds/meds.html

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Anxiety Disorders
Association
of America (ADAA)

Information for college students experiencing anxiety.
http://www.adaa.org/living-with-anxiety/college-students

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About.com

“How to Find Treatment for Generalized Anxiety Disorder at College”
A short article advising students what to do if they feel that they have anxiety disorder at college.
The page also contains some links to other articles about anxiety.
http://gad.about.com/od/treatment/a/collegehelp.htm
“Anxiety and College”
Describes some of the types of anxiety experienced by college students.
http://gad.about.com/od/selfhelp/a/collegeanxiety.htm
“Getting Help for Social Anxiety Disorder at College or University” by Arlin Cuncic
A useful article about social anxiety which provides good advice on how to get help
http://socialanxietydisorder.about.com/od/sadandworkschool/a/college.htm
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Dartmouth College
Academic Skills
Centre

Managing your Stress and Anxiety
A great resource consisting of a series of documents about stress and anxiety amongst students. Includes some useful strategies.
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~acskills/success/stress.html

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EarnMyDegree.com
“Coping with Test Anxiety”
A short article about coping with test anxiety and some brief suggestions about strategies which may be helpful to such students.
http://www.earnmydegree.com/online-education/learning-center/test-anxiety.html
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eHow
“Pre-Test Anxiety in College Students” By Christine Lebednik
A brief article about anxiety regarding exams
http://www.ehow.com/facts_6025136_pre_test-anxiety-college-students.html
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EricDigests.org

“Student Stress: Effects and Solutions” by Neal Whitman
An article describing and explaining some of the stresses experienced by students.
http://www.ericdigests.org/pre-926/stress.htm

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eSSORTMENT

“Stress management techniques for college students”
A few more stress management techniques which may be useful to college students.
http://www.essortment.com/family/stressmanagemen_sifb.htm

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General Anxiety
Disorder
Support Network

A new and informative support website which has been set up to help and advise people with General Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
http://www.gad-supportnetwork.com/

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Hubpages

“How to deal with grade anxiety in College”

It seems that increasing numbers of students are experiencing anxiety about their performance and grades.
This website offers advice on how to deal with grade anxiety

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PsychCentral

Depression and Anxiety Among College Students” by margarita Tartakovsky M.S.
An article discussing the prevalence and contributing factors to anxiety and depression among college students
http://psychcentral.com/lib/2008/depression-and-anxiety-among-college-students/
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Students Against
Depression

“Stress, Anxiety and Anger”
An interesting page which shows how anxiety and stress levels can contribute to feeling depressed.
Maps some of the thinking patterns associated with anxiety and depression.
http://www.studentdepression.org/stress_anxiety_and_anger.php

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The JED Foundation

Information and advice for students who are experiencing stress and anxiety
http://www.jedfoundation.org/press-room/news-archive/depresion-and-anxiety-among-college-students

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The Sunday Times
Depression at University
A three page article about the experience of depression as a university student.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/education/student/student_life/article3237893.ece?token=null&offset=0&page=1
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University of Georgia
“Managing stress: A guide for college students”
Talks about stress and what it actually is. Provides a stress management approach for students.
http://www.uhs.uga.edu/stress/

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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 OCD Action

“The largest UK charity for OCD” The site is informative and includes a screening test for people who think that they may have OCD. 
Information on OCD is available in a free pack which can be sent out to you.  The site has extra information for members only. 
No specific information for students.

www.ocdaction.org.uk

 OCD - UK

“The leading charity for people who are affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder” The website is very informative and contains lots of useful stuff on OCD.  Includes a student fact sheet and information for students.

www.ocduk.org

 OCD Youth

This site contains information primarily for children and young people.  The site is simple and effective, however a lot of the information is in video format and requires flash media player 7 to view it.

www.ocdyouth.info

Eating Disorders 

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 Eating Disorders
Association (EDA)

This site contains information and help on all aspects of eating disorders
including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and
related eating disorders.

www.edauk.com

 U.S.
National Eating
Disorders
Association

 Plenty of information on eating disorders, and lots of up to date news.

www.edap.org/p.asp?WebPage_ID=337


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