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Mental Health Awareness Resources

Books and ebooks related to mental health topics like anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and more

If you are thinking about suicide, call or text 988 now. Help is available.

If you are in crisis, please contact:

Somerset County Screening Center HOTLINE at 908-526-4100, or Hunterdon County Screening Center HOTLINE at 908-788-6400, or dial 911.

Addressing Mental Health Challenges Among College Students

Today's college students are experiencing more mental health challenges than ever before. This page compiles experts and resources that both college administration and college students can consult to learn more about how to address these challenges and help students through difficult times. 

If you are an RVCC student

On-campus help and resources are available! Check out the webpages offered by RVCC's Advising, Counseling & Transfer Services department. (You will need to login with your G# and password.)

Consult the experts by visiting the following websites
College Mental Health Program from McLean Hospital
American Institute of Stress
American Psychological Association, APA
Dr. Sarah K. Lipson, lead researcher at Healthy Minds Network

Resources for College Students

Strategies for an Age of Stress

In a new, free podcast from The American Institute of Stress, we discuss how our brains can evolve, but not as fast as our world is changing. This creates a mismatch with our environment. This is why AIS produced the documentary “Mismatched-your brain under stress” To combat this we need to know how our brains can get hijacked, what tools we can use to become better aligned with the way stress affects our body and mind, and an understanding of how to recognize and move beyond knee jerk reactions to achieve our full potential. Our guest Frank Forencich has just written a book called Beware False Tigers: Strategies and Antidotes for an Age of Stress” which really speaks to this issue.


Our Dangerous Obsession with Perfectionism is Getting Worse

A TedMed Talk by Thomas Curran

Social psychologist Thomas Curran explores how the pressure to be perfect -- in our social media feeds, in school, at work -- is driving a rise in mental illness, especially among young people. Learn more about the causes of this phenomenon and how we can create a culture that celebrates the joys of imperfection.


The Voices in My Head

A TED Talk by Eleanor Longden

To all appearances, Eleanor Longden was just like every other student, heading to college full of promise and without a care in the world. That was until the voices in her head started talking. Initially innocuous, these internal narrators became increasingly antagonistic and dictatorial, turning her life into a living nightmare. 


Resources for College Administration

Addressing Mental Health on College Campuses

A new report from NASPA and Uwill sheds light on the growing need and urgency to provide mental health services on college campuses.  In this episode, we discuss the findings from this national survey, discuss a state-wide initiative in Texas to improve mental health and wellbeing, and hear from two campus-based practitioners.

Resources for Parents