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Self Help Resources

An important component to self-care is utilizing resources that can assist you in understanding yourself better and improving your quality of life. Many people find that self-help literature and web-based resources are highly informative and convenient to access. Common self-help topics include: Anxiety, depression, stress and time management, eating and body image, addiction, substance abuse, trauma, coping with mental illness, assertiveness, sexual identity, grief, sleep issues, relationship problems, motivation, procrastination, perfectionism. Below is a list of recommended resources that you may find helpful in your own personal growth pursuits.

CAPS videos

The Joy of Depression a 1 hour workshop.

Stress Management and Wellness a 6 part workshop, each between 15 to 25 minutes long. The following brochure has been developed to help you practice the skills discussed on the video. Stress Management and Wellness Online Workshop Brochure.

Web-based Self-help Pamphlets and Brochures

The following on-line brochures contain general information on a variety of mental health and related topics. The brochures were produced by a variety of agencies, many of which are not affiliated with Utah State University. As a result, the opinions expressed in the following brochures do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Utah State University or CAPS. For more information on where Utah State Students can obtain help for the issues described below, please call CAPS at 797-1012.

Self-help Brochures from University of Illinois Counseling Center

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Self Help Literature

Counseling and Psychological Services has a self-help library available to students who are interested in checking out materials from our collection. If you would like to browse our library, drop by anytime during normal business hours (Mon-Fri, 8:00-5:00). We also encourage students to do your own research into self-help literature that may be a good fit for you. Most bookstores have a substantial self-help section both in-store and online.

Self Help Workshops

Counseling and Psychological Services offers a variety of educational workshops throughout the academic year. If you are interested in learning more about our workshops, drop by to pick up a Workshop Brochure, (see Related links, right column) or call us during normal business hours (Mon-Fri, 8:00-5:00).