Helpful Links

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Stress Relievers: 70 Ways to Reduce Stress  Best stress relievers for all types of people. An article from verywellmind.com.

Healthy Sleep TipsHealthy sleep habits can make a big difference in your quality of life. See these tips from the National Sleep Foundation.

ULifeline is an anonymous, confidential, online resource center, where college students can be comfortable searching for the information they need and want regarding emotional health.

Active Minds is a nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for students. Active Minds is opening up the conversation about mental health and creating lasting change in the way mental health is talked about, cared for, and valued in the United States. Learn more about Elon’s Active Minds Chapter on PhoenixCONNECT.

Half of Us was created by mtvU and The JED Foundation to initiate a public dialogue to raise awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues and connect students to the appropriate resources to get help. When we decrease the stigma around mental health and encourage help-seeking, we can change and save lives.

The Jed Foundation is a nonprofit that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults.

JED Program Transition of Care Guide is helpful guide for students who have received treatment for a mental health condition while in high school or before to stay healthy while transitioning and attending college.

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

Starting the Conversation: College and Your Mental Health is a guide developed to educate students and their families about mental health during the college years. The guide discusses common signs of mental health conditions, mental health on campus, and important health privacy and confidentiality laws.

Apps

Below are a variety of Apple and Android Apps you may enjoy or find useful.  We are not endorsing any of the apps specifically, as they are not maintained by Elon University or Counseling Services. Most are free but some are available for a small fee. For more information, click the links to contact the companies offering these services.

Mindfulness/Relaxation

Buddhify  iTunes | Google Play
This is a mindfulness and meditation app that is built around you. Buddhify is perfect for those who are ready to incorporate meditation and mindfulness into their entire day, with meditations that target every aspect of your life, from sleeping, to traveling, to being online. Even if you have never tried meditation before, Buddhify is a life-changer.

Calm iTunes | Google Play
Includes multiple guided as well as unguided sessions. When you decide you are ready for more than the seven-day program, you can pay for a subscription, which opens up a 21-day program.

Headspace iTunes | Google Play
This app is great for people getting started with meditation. The first level in the program teaches you meditation in easily digestible ten-minute sessions. Once this starter program is complete, you can subscribe to access thousands of hours of content available at your fingertips.

Omvana  iTunes | Google Play
Omvana gives you access to many meditation sounds, music, and guided sessions with meditation experts. Focus options include: mindfulness, stress, relaxation, sleep, and more. You can choose the length of each meditation session, from three minutes to an hour.

Relax Melodies  iTunes | Google Play
Relax Melodies is designed with a good night’s sleep in mind. If you have difficulty getting to sleep or feeling rested in the morning, then this is the app to try.

Anxiety/Stress Management

Pacifica for Stress & Anxiety iTunes | Google Play
Provides tools to address stress, anxiety, and depression at your own pace. Features audio exercises for mindfulness meditation, breathing, relaxation, visualization. Journaling and mood/health tracking. Provides a peer support community.

Breathe2Relax iTunes | Google Play
A portable stress management tool. Breathe2Relax is a hands-on diaphragmatic breathing exercise. Breathing exercises have been documented to decrease the body’s ‘fight-or-flight’ (stress) response, and help with mood stabilization, anger control, and anxiety management. Breathe2Relax can be used as a stand-alone stress reduction tool, or can be used in tandem with clinical care directed by a healthcare worker.

SAM: Self-help Anxiety Management iTunes | Google Play
SAM is designed to help people manage their anxiety. Users can record their anxiety levels and identify different triggers. Includes 25 self-help options to help users cope with the physical and mental symptoms of anxiety. The app also has a social cloud feature that allows users to anonymously share their experiences with other SAM users.

Happify iTunes | Google Play
Whether you’re feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, or you’re dealing with constant negative thoughts, Happify brings you effective tools and programs to take control of your emotional well-being.