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Academic Stress/Problems

Academic Support Center on RIT's campus, offers assessment and instruction in reading writing, mathematics, study skills, and alternative learning strategies.

TRIO Student Support Services, on RIT's campus, offers tutoring and academic support services to students who meet one of the following criteria: financial need, physical/learning disability, or first generation college student.

Tutoring Centers at RIT:  a clearinghouse of tutoring information on campus.

The Counseling Center offers a stress reduction group. Call 475-2261 for details.  Additional academic support centers may be available in your department. Ask at your department office.

The Study Skills section of The Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection has some Test Taking and Time Management resources.

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Adjusting to University Life / Missing and Visiting Home

There is an extensive list of RIT Student Affairs Services on the home page, including student clubs and organizations, study skills assistance, calendar of events, etc.

For pamphlets on homesickness and loneliness, see the Depression, etc. section of The Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection.

Stop loneliness has links to articles and information about loneliness and strategies to be more connected.

For pamphlets on adjusting to college, visiting home for holidays or over the summer, see the General section of The Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection.

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Alcohol and Drug Problems

IMPACT, RIT's Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention Program, offers information, consultation, assessments, and referrals. They keep a list of local 12-step meetings.

SAISD provides Substance and Alcohol Intervention Services for the Deaf.

The Alcohol and Substance Use section of The Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection includes quizzes you can take right now to assess whether you have a problem.

The Drugs and Alcohol section of Go Ask Alice, Columbia University's Health Question & Answer Service, has answers to many real questions people have asked.

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism answers frequently asked questions about alcohol

The Alcoholics Anonymous Web site.

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Anger Problems

Controlling Anger - Before It Controls You is an excellent online brochure at the American Psychological Association Web site.

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Anxiety

The Counseling Center offers a stress reduction group.  Call 475-2261 (v-tty) for details.

The Anxiety section of The Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection has some helpful resources, including breathing and relaxation techniques you can try now.

The award-winning The Anxiety Panic Internet Resource has a wealth of excellent resources, from practical exercises to scholarly research, including a Relaxation Techniques page.

The Anxiety section of Psych Central has a wealth of information on anxieety and panic.

If you're struggling with test anxiety and test taking, see the resources in the Study Skills sections of The Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection.

The Shyness Home Page gathers network resources on shyness.

See the Anxiety section of the Self-Help Resources of Mental Health Net.

See also the Panic Attacks section of this page.

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Asperger's Syndrome

Autism Resources Links:  Links to many sites about autism and Asperger's Syndrome.

ASPEN:  Education, support, and advocacy for individuals and families who are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders.

University of Miami Center for Autism and Related Disabilities:  Resources, links, fact sheets, FAQs.

Spectrum Support Program – RIT

Assertiveness

Assertiveness is described and techniques for being more assertive are offered from the University of Victoria.

Complete an on-line assertiveness questionnaire, How Self-Assertive Are You?©, by Donald A. Cadogan, Ph.D.

The Assertiveness section of the Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection has multiple resources on assertiveness.

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Attention Deficit Disorder

The National Attention Deficit Disorder Association has many excellent resources, including Information for ADD adults.

See the Attention Deficit Disorder section of the Self-Help Resources of Mental Health Net.

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Child Abuse Effects

David Baldwin's Trauma Information Pages have a wealth of scholarly resources on emotional trauma from interpersonal violence as well as natural disasters and other causes.

The Safe Child/Child Abuse site defines child abuse (sexual, physical and emotional) and discusses the effects of abuse.

See the Abuse section of the Self-Help Resources of Mental Health Net.

See also the Domestic/Relationship Violence section of this page.

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Compulsive Behaviors

The Internet Mental Health's section on Obsessive-Complulsive Disorder has many links to information about OCD and treatment options.

The Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder section of the Self-Help Resources of Mental Health Net.

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Concerned About Someone Else

The For Concerned Others section of The Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection has some helpful resources for those trying to be understanding and helpful to another person in emotional distress.

See also the specific problem section of this page related to your concerns. Many Web sites linked to from this page in turn link to information for friends and family members.

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Deafness

Wallace Library has developed a list of Web site links for both RIT and Internet resources on deafness.

Deaf Resource Library is an on-line collection of reference material and links intended to educate and inform people about deaf culture.

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Depression or Other Mood Problems

Women and Depression from APA online.

See also the Grieving/Death of a Loved One section of this page.

The Depression, etc. section of The Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection has a number of helpful resources.

There are a wealth of resources at the Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and Suicide sections of the Self-Help Resources of Mental Health Net.

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Divorce/Separation

A site for many links is Divorce Source.

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Domestic/Relationship Violence

Blain Nelson's Abuse Pages is a comprehensive Web site dealing with violence in intimate relationships.

National Domestic Violence/Abuse Hotline:

1-800-799-SAFE 1-800-799-7233
TDD: 1-800-787-3224

This is a national 24-hour hotline, staffed by trained counselors who are ready to provide immediate crisis assistance. Callers can be connected directly to help in their own communities, including emergency services and shelters. The counselors can also provide information and referrals for a variety of non-emergency services, including counseling for adults and children, and assistance in reporting abuse. They have an extensive database of domestic violence treatment providers in all US states and territories. Many staff members speak languages besides English, and they have 24- hour access to translators for approximately 150 languages. For the Deaf/Hard of Hearing there is a TDD number. All calls to the hotline are confidential, and callers may remain anonymous if they wish.

The Abuse section of the Self-Help Resources of Mental Health Net.

Abuse Links

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Eating Problems

The RIT Counseling Center offers counseling support and the RIT Student Health offers medical support to people with eating problems.

The Eating Disorders section of The Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection.

The Eating Disorders section of the Self-Help Resources of Mental Health Net

Please click here for an expanded list of resources regarding eating disorders

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Family Problems

The Family Issues section of The Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection.

See also the Domestic Violence section of this page.

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Gambling Problems

Gamblers Anonymous

You can call the 24-hour number of the Compulsive Gambling Center: 1-800-332-0402 or the local Gambler's Anonymous Number: 453-2363

National Council on Problem Gambling

The Impulse Control section of The Student Counseling Virtual Pamplet Collection has many resources on gambling and internet gaming.

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Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues

The Gay Alliance of Genesee Valley has a Gay Source Info Line (244-8640) with local and national information, referrals, and support.

The Sexual Orientation section of The Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection.

The Gay, Lesbian and Bisexuality Resources section of the Mental Health Net

The Q Center – RIT

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Grieving / Death of a Loved One

The Grief section of The Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection has links to some helpful pages on grief and loss.

The Grief and Bereavement Issues section of Mental Health Net.

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Internet Addiction

The Center for Internet Addiction has many available resources.

Internet Addiction Guide from Psych Centrl.

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Medications for Emotional Problems

The counselors at the RIT Counseling Center may refer you to meet with a psychiatrist at RIT Student Health for a medication evaluation, if that seems warranted.

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Men's Issues

The goal of the Men's Issues Page is to maintain comprehensive reference lists of men's movement organizations, books, periodicals, and web links.

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Obsessive and/or Compulsive Thoughts

The Awareness Foundation for OCD and Related Disorders has numerous helpful resources.

The Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder section of the Self-Help Resources of Mental Health Net.

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Panic Attacks

The award-winning Anxiety Panic Internet Resource has a wealth of excellent resources, from practical exercises to scholarly research.

The Anxiety section of the Self-Help Resources of Mental Health Net.

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Perfectionism

Understand the traits of a perfectionist.

An on-line brochure from the University of Illinois discusses the self-defeating aspects of perfectionism.

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Public Safety

*The CARES program at the RIT Center for Women and Gender is a comprehensive program for victims of sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking.  Call 295-3533 24 hours/day to speak with a CARES counselor.

* If you wish to speak to a counselor regarding a sexual assault after hours, you may call Public Safety (475-3333) and ask to speak to an RIT crisis counselor.

* To report an incident, contact Public Safety to file a report (475-2583)

*Planned Parenthood has a 24-hour Rape Crisis Service, accessible by calling 546-2777 or 1-866-600-6886.

*The Office on Violence Against Women, a website of the U.S. Department of Justice has links to many online resources.

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Relationship Problems

We offer couples and family therapy at the RIT Counseling Center.

The Relationships section of The Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection has links to some helpful pages, including ones on conflicts and sexual communication.

The Relationships section of Go Ask Alice, Columbia University's Health Question & Answer Service, has answers to many real questions people have asked.

See also the Domestic/Relationship Violence section of this page.

RIT Center for Women and Gender

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Self-Confidence

This on-line Confidence Manual may be helpful.

This University of Illinois brochure is useful.

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Self-Injury

Though often hidden, this problem is more common than most realize, and people who injure themselves can greatly benefit from therapy and, in some cases, medication.

Alternatives to Self Injury

Secret Shame - Self Injury: You are NOT the Only One

Links to useful sites on self-injury can be found at Self-Injury

See also the Suicidal Thoughts/Actions section of this page.

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Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment is not tolerated at the Rochester Institute of Technology. The official Discrimination and Harassment Policy is written in the Student's Rights and Responsibilities. If you are unsure whether or not you are being sexually harassed, you can call the Omsbud's Office (545-0867) for a consultation to make that determination.

RIT Center for Women and Gender

RIT Title IX Rights and Resources

UMass Lowell has a very informative page on Sexual Harassment.

Sexual Harassment Hotline Resource List

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Sexual Problems

Sexual addiction is described and treatments suggested on the links from this site.

Symptoms of various sexual problems are described on links from this site.

The Sexuality and Relationships sections of Go Ask Alice, Columbia University's Health Question & Answer Service, have answers to many real questions people have asked.

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Sleep Difficulties

The Sleepnet.com page has many available resources.

The National Sleep Foundation has information about sleep disorders such as insomnia, excessive sleepiness, sleep apnea, restless legs, etc.

Sleep Problems are the focus of the links from this Psych Central site.

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Social Anxieties and Fears

The RIT Counseling Center offers group therapy, which can be extremely helpful for people with these types of problems.

The Anxiety section of The Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection has some helpful resources, including hints and strategies for reducing social anxiety.

The Self Esteem section of Psych Central has links to useful sites.

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Stress

The Counseling Center periodically offers stress management group sessions.

Stress Management skills including organization, relaxation, coping skills, exercise, and support systems can be found at About Stress Management.

The Stress section of the Virtual Pamphlet Collection includes many brochures about stress management for college students.

The American Institute of Stress has information on many stress-related topics.

Mind Tools has a number of stress reduction ideas.

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Suicidal Thoughts/Actions

Emergency Services are available at the RIT Counseling Center during working hours, and after hours as well. From 8:30 - 4:30, Monday - Friday, call 475-2261 and ask to schedule an emergency appointment. After 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, and all day on weekends and holidays, call 475-3333, which will connect you with Public Safety. They will contact a Counseling Center counselor, if appropriate.

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education has extensive information about depression and suicide prevention.

The Suicide and Suicide Prevention website gives immediate advice and support if you are feeling suicidal now.

Suicide...Read This First.  Take 5 minutes to read this if you're feeling suicidal.

There are many resources at the Suicide section of the Self-Help Resources of Mental Health Net.

See also the Self-Injury section of this page.

Rochester Area Life Line and Community Mobile Crisis Team (585) 275-5151

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

ULifeline

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Women's Issues

RIT Center for Women and Gender provides programs and services so RIT women can be personally and academically successful.

WWWomen calls itself the premier search directory for women on-line and contains hundreds of links to information of importance to women.

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Career Resources

Other Helpful Sites at RIT

Job Search

RIT Program Information