Resources by Topic

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.

Self Help

Applications

Applications can address a variety of concerns and can be used to supplement the work you do in therapy or used to assist with self-improvement because, like we say, “You don’t have to be sick to get better!”

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 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.

To learn more about academic performance and how to create a careful balance in your work-life, click here.

Adjusting 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.

To learn more and gather information about how to adjust to the college lifestyle, click here.

Graduating 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.

To learn more about the adjustment of graduating college or ways to prepare for graduation, click here.

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.

If you are interested in learning more about money management strategies or are seeking further information on resources, click here.

 

MEntal Health Wellness

Anxiety & 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.

If you are interested in learning more about anxiety or social anxiety or are seeking information on resources for either topic, click here.

Childhood 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.

If you are interested in learning more about childhood trauma or sexual abuse or are seeking further information on resources for either topic, click here.

Depression

We all have times when we feel down - stress from exams, the end of a relationship or friendship, adjustment to college, or even just the season! However, these gloomy feelings will usually pass and there will still be happy times with your friends and family.

If you are interested in learning more about depression or are seeking further information on resources, click here.

Eating Disorders & Body Image

It may be that you are concerned that you may have a problem with food or your body. Maybe you worry about food, dieting and changing specific body parts more than you'd like. Or maybe a strict exercise/diet regimen is getting in the way of your schoolwork and spending time with friends.

If you are interested in learning more about eating disorders / body image or are seeking further information on resources, click here.

Grief & 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.

If you are interested in learning more about the process of grief / loss or are seeking further information on resources, click here.

Internet & 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. 

If you are interested in learning more about internet or technology addictions or are seeking further information on resources, click here.

Mindfulness & 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.

If you are interested in learning more about mindfulness or meditation or are seeking further information on resources, click here.

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.

If you are interested in learning more about psychosis or are seeking further information on resources, click here.

Relationships

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.

If you are interested in learning more about relationships - how to cope or build them - or are seeking futher information on resources, click here.

Sexual 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.

If you are interested in learning more about sexual assault encounters or are seeking further information on resources, click here.

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.

If you are interested in learning more about stress management techniques and strategies or are seeking further information on resources, click here.

Substance 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.

If you are interested in learning more about substance abuse or are seeking further information on resources, click here.

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.

If you are interested in learning more about suicide prevention, click here.

Other 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.