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.
- 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.
- Kenosha County mental health & substance abuse resources, including helpful resources guides at the bottom of the page for mental health and substance use recovery.
- Kenosha area medication and sharps disposal information. Medication collection sites are free to use and the recommended way to get rid of any unwanted, expired, or unused medication. All sharps, such as needles or lancets, should be properly disposed of, please do not put sharps in the garbage, flush them, or re-use them.
Staying organized will help set you up for success! Using your calendar (with your email, a wall or desk calendar, or making your own with a white board) or using a planner will allow you to schedule and block off your classes, work shifts, events, appointments, exercise, and so on. You can then use time blocking techniques to capitalize on your time and schedule. You can set reminders for assignments, study sessions, and any other responsibilities to ensure you won’t forget something important and increase your likelihood of more fully preparing and completing your tasks.
- get creative! you know yourself best, don’t hesitate to try something new or change your organization skills to help make them work better for you. Use your calendar or planner on a regular basis for it to be most effective. Try checking it each morning and/or evening and make it part of your routine.
- The Pomodoro Technique is an especially helpful approach for time management. You first pick a task and then set a timer for 25 minutes, work until the timer goes off and then take a 5 minute break (hint: don’t go on your phone if you tend to get easily drawn into apps, social media, or texting. Instead try standing up and moving around or stretching, getting a snack, or go for a short walk). You can take a longer break, 15-30 minutes, after four or more Pomodoro cycles.
- Cornell Note-Taking is helpful for taking and reviewing notes. You use a main section of the page for notes, a section on the side for keywords and questions, and a section at the bottom for a brief summary. Learn more about the effectiveness behind this method and tips for practicing it.
Understanding medical and mental health care can be tough. Find information below that can be helpful in building your knowledge around medical and insurance terms and how to find a medical or mental health provider in your insurance network. If you don’t have insurance, or if you may soon age out of your parent’s or guardian’s insurance, you can apply for Medicaid by following the link below. As a reminder, while you are a student at Carthage, the Health and Counseling Center provides FREE services to you!
- Glossary of health terms.
- Information on Medicaid: See if you qualify, apply for Medicaid, and more information.
- Steps to find a medical or mental health provider in your insurance plan. This website describes finding a provider through Medicaid, using the Marketplace, however this process is the same if you are using other insurance providers such as United Health Care, Aetna, Cigna, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Quartz, Humana, or Molina
- Search for a therapist through Psychology Today, an organization that lists verified and licensed therapists. Using filters for location, “issues”, gender of the therapist, and insurance can help make the process easier for you to find a therapist.
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
- 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
- Introversion vs. Social Anxiety
- Psychology Today: “50 Strategies to Beat Anxiety” — Check out resources and coping skills in the Mindfulness and Stress sections!
- Our Holiday Wellness Guide offers helpful resources and coping skills for coping through the holidays
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
- The Jed Foundation: “When You’re Worried About a Friend Who Doesn’t Want Help”
- Kenosha County resource guide for mental health and substance use recovery. Available in both English and Spanish.
- 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
WHAT IS MINDFULNESS AND HOW TO PRACTICE IT
- What is mindfulness?
- Benefits of mindfulness
- How to practice progressive muscle relaxation
- Steps for How to Keep Your Mind Grounded
- Progressive Muscle Relaxation: 10 minute guided progressive muscle relaxation , a 9 minute guided progressive muscle relaxation, and progressive muscle relaxation for sleep
- Guided Imagery: 8 minute mountain meditation, 15 minute favorite place meditation, 4 minute beach meditation
- 10 minute Letting Go meditation, 22 minute let go of anxiety, fear, and worries meditation,
- 14 minute I AM morning affirmations for women
- RAINN — the largest anti-sexual violence organization
- An article From a Survivor of Sexual Assault Living with PTSD
- Carthage Resources: Victim-Survivor Support Services and Other Helpful Resources
- Managing Stress
- How to practice stress management
- 15 stress-reducing activities to try
- 60+ positive coping skills
- Burnout Prevention and Treatment
- 8 Strategies to Manage Overwhelming Feelings
- Stressed or Depressed? Know the Difference
- I’m worried my alcohol/substance use may be problematic
- SAMHSA — offers information, resources, and research around substance use and mental illness.
- Alcohol, Substance Use and Depression
- Kenosha Community Groups
- Kenosha area Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting locator
- Kenosha area Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meeting locator
- The Be There Certificate can help you learn how to support someone struggling with their mental health. This free training takes less than two hours to complete and is available is English, French, and Spanish.
- What is trauma?
- Taking care of yourself and others following a traumatic event
- How to cope with traumatic stress
- How does trauma affect the parasympathetic nervous system? Learn more about the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) and its relationship with trauma and how to calm down the PNS.
- How to cope with flashbacks and dissociation
- Learn more about how trauma or PTSD can impact sleep and nightmares