The following information is for additional education, understanding, and general self-help. This is not a replacement for counseling or other professional services — we encourage you to get connected with the Health and Counseling Center, utilize Uwill, or seek other counseling resources in the community. You are not alone and we are here to help.
Carthage and Local Resources
- After Hours and Crisis Resources
- On-campus and community health care
- Uwill teletherapy services — Carthage students have access to teletherapy services through Uwill, a leading online mental health platform for colleges and universities. Uwill offers students a secure and convenient way to receive assistance from a licensed counselor in a variety of formats — video, chat, messaging, or phone.
- Kenosha and Racine food share program information
- Kenosha County food assistance, pantries, and home-delivered meal programs
Dial 211 to be connected with someone who can help with basic needs like food or clothing, mental health needs such as mobile crisis team, to get connected with language translation and interpretation services, or finding children, youth, and family services.
HCC does not provide ADHD testing or assessment services. If you would like to be assessed it would be most helpful to discuss this with your primary care provider or seek other specialists in the community.
- Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD): ADHD Overview — CHADD also provides education, advocacy, and support.
- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: For college students with ADHD
- Psychology Today: “What is anger and ways to work with or change it”
- American Psychological Association: “Controlling anger before it controls you”
- Mayo Clinic: “10 tips to tame your temper”
- Anxiety and Depression Association of American: Info, signs, symptoms, and resources for dealing with anxiety
- National Institute of Mental Health: Info, signs, symptoms, and resources for dealing with anxiety
- Psychology Today: “50 Strategies to Beat Anxiety” — Check out resources and coping skills in the Mindfulness and Stress sections!
Care and Concern about a Friend or Loved One
Someone I know may be at risk of suicide
A friend of mine seems really down and may be depressed
I know someone who may have an eating problem
Someone I know may be overwhelmed with anxiety
I’m concerned about someone who may have an alcohol or substance use problem
I’ve offered my help to someone, but they don’t want to accept it
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America: Information, signs, symptoms, tips, and additional resources
- Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: Ways to cope with depression
- HelpGuide.org: Coping with Depression
- I’m struggling with eating
- Information, signs, symptoms, and treatments
- National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
Ways to practice mindful eating
- Learn more about gender and gender diversity
- Gender terms/language
- A guide to gender identity terms and questions you might have about using pronouns
- Coming Out Handbook by The Trevor Project
Grief and Loss
Isolation During COVID-19
- The Harvard Gazette: “Young adults hardest hit by loneliness during pandemic”
- UnLonely Project — aims to raise awareness of the loneliness epidemic and empower people to connect with others through art.
- Campus UnLonely — provides a space specifically for emerging adults in the college setting to learn and connect with others through art.
- How to Cope With Loneliness During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Men and Masculinity
- The many faces of masculinity
- Where’s masculinity headed?
- TED Talk: “Why I’m done trying to be ‘man enough’”
What is mindfulness and how to practice it
- Video: Box Breathing Techniques
- Video: Learn Diaphragmatic Breathing Techniques
- How to Practice Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Racial Trauma and Social Justice
- What is racial trauma?
- Coping with Race-Related Stress
- Surviving Racism Amidst COVID-19
- Racism and Mental Health: Tips from Dr. Joy
Self-Care, Self-Compassion, and Self-Esteem
- Self-Compassion Exercises to Boost Your Happiness
- Learn about mindful self-compassion
- How compassionate are you?
- What is self-esteem?
- Video on “The Space Between Self-Esteem and Self-Compassion”
- What is gratitude? Learn ways to practice it
- Information, warning signs, and ways to get help
- A guide to understanding self-harm
- Coping skills to try for self-harm
Sexual Abuse, Assault, and Survivors
- RAINN — the largest anti-sexual violence organization
- Carthage Resources: Victim-Survivor Support Services and Other Helpful Resources
- Understanding sexual identity
- Terms that describe sexual attraction, behavior, and orientation
- Coming Out Handbook by The Trevor Project
How to be an ally
- I’m having trouble sleeping
- Sleep tips and information to help you thrive
- Sleep hygiene
- Using meditation and healthy sleep to build the mind-body connection
Social Media and Mental Health
- The Social Dilemma: Social Media and Your Mental Health
- Social Media and your Mental Health — how to modify your habits to improve your mood
- Managing Stress
- How to practice stress management
- 15 stress-reducing activities to try
- 60+ positive coping skills
- List of after-hours/crisis care resources
- I’m having thoughts of suicide
- The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ+ individuals
- I’m worried my alcohol/substance use may be problematic
- SAMHSA — offers information, resources, and research around substance use and mental illness.
- Kenosha Community Groups
- Kenosha area Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting locator
- Kenosha area Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meeting locator
Transitioning After Graduating From College
- So you’ve graduated college. Now what?
- Hear a first-hand account about post-graduation depression
- Check out ways to cope with post-graduation depression and anxiety