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Below you will find useful resources that we have found useful for students facing common struggles as part of their experience at Towson University. Please click on a topic for more information.

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Self-Help Apps

Check out our self-help apps for a variety of apps for both iOS and Google Play devices that may help you manage your daily stressors more effectively.

Academic Support
  • academic performanceAcademic Performance: Maximizing your academic     performance in college involves a careful balance of     many skills. Success is based on the skillful time           management, study skills, note taking, resource           development, stress management, and maintaining a   work-life balance.
  • adjustingAdjusting to College Life: Leaving for college marks   a major transition in your life. For most students,       going to college may be the first time living away         from home. Beginning college means exploring a         new place, making new friends, learning new things,   and setting your own priorities.
  • graduatingGraduating from College: Congratulations - you         made it! The next steps after college can involve a       mix of exhilaration, uncertainty, and plenty of trial-   and-error. We've compiled some tips to help with       the transition.
Mental Health Wellness
  • anxietyAnxiety & Social Anxiety: Stress and anxiety               inevitably play a role in our lives at one time or           another. We feel stressed when the demands on our     life are not met with equally effective coping               strategies. Many of us have excellent coping               strategies in some areas, but may lack adequate           resources in others.
  • childhood traumaChildhood Trauma/Sexual Abuse: The negative           effects of childhood abuse vary widely. Some people   who were abused as children experience few               negative effects. Others may experience problems       with self-esteem, relationships, schoolwork, or             sexual intimacy. Some victims may feel guilty or         blame themselves for the abuse, whereas others may   minimize it or pretend it didn’t happen.
  • dpressionDepression: We all have times when we feel down.     It’s only normal to feel sad when relationships end, a   good friend moves away, or something happened       that makes us unhappy. The stress of a heavy study     load, financial difficulties and even unemployment     issued can also effect your mood. However, these       gloomy feelings will usually pass and there will still     be happy times with your friends and family.
  • EDBIEating Disorders & Body Image: You're concerned     that you may have a problem with food and your       body. Maybe you worry about food, dieting and         changing your body more than you'd like. Or maybe   a strict exercise regimen is getting in the way of your   schoolwork and spending time with friends.
  • grief&lossGrief & Loss: Loss is an inevitable part of life, and     grief is a natural part of the healing process. The         reasons for grief are many, such as the loss of a           loved one, the loss of health, or the letting go of a       long-held dream. Dealing with a significant loss can   be one of the most difficult times in a person's life. 
  • internetaddictionInternet and Technology Addictions: In the modern     world we rely on and benefit from technology in our   professional and personal lives. However, it's             important to consider the positive and negative           impacts of this way of living. We've provided             resources to learn more about the risks associated       with excessive use.
  • mindfulMindfulness & Meditation: Mindfulness is a way of   life, there is both formal and informal elements to       the practice. Formal practice refers to setting time       aside for the sole purpose of being mindful of a           particular activity such as breathing, stretching, or       walking. The informal practice is developing the         habit of cultivating awareness in all other areas of       our lives, such as driving in our car, sitting in class,                                         or spending time with a lover.
  • Money Management: But nobody taught me about this!" - a phrase often heard on campuses when students discuss money management and financial planning. Healthy financial planning is an important part of wellness and it's never too early to learn more about it.
  • Psychosis: Issues related to psychosis are often some of the most misunderstood within the psychological community. Early identification of psychotic symptoms are vital for someone to receive the most benefit from treatment.
  • relationshipsRelationships: One of the greatest parts of college       life is the friendships and romances that are built         and one of the greatest tragedies is to see them             broken. The experience of learning to relate to new     and different people is never easy, but don’t worry;     at a university with more than 21,000 people, you       will have plenty of practice and opportunity. 
  • sexual assaultSexual Assault: The Towson University Counseling     Center is committed to assisting students who have     been recent or distant victims of sexual assault and     to working with the University and Towson                 communities to educate about this issue and prevent   future assaults. If you have been victimized, you do     not have to face the situation alone. We encourage     you to come and seek assistance and support.
  • Stress Management: Stress is a natural part of life and it's normal for your stress levels to wax and wane throughout your time at university. Let us help you by suggesting some strategies & techniques to manage those times when stress feels unmanageable.
  • substanceSubstance Abuse: If you are like most college               students, you probably think that you will never         become an alcoholic. And if and when you drink,       you probably think, “I can handle it.” In fact, more     than 50% of college students who drink have some     major problems related to their drinking. Amazingly   these problems can be considered a result of a             significant alcohol abuse problem for approximately                                       15% of college students.
  • Suicide Prevention: Suicide is best conceptualized as something people consider when their pain exceeds their resources to cope with the pain. If you are personally feeling distressed or are having thoughts of suicide, help is available.. If someone you know is in crisis, there are specific actions you can take to help your friend through this difficult time.
  • otherself-helpOther Self-Help Resources: Not every issue facing       college students fits into a specific category, if you       have other concerns that are not addressed above,       check this space for some other useful resources.

  

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