Self-Help Resources

Here you will find some online resources. There are a variety of sites and suggestions, but please note we are not endorsing any of the following as they are not maintained by Frostburg State University or CAPS. There may be a fee for some apps and/or downloadable content.

Please remember, no website can take the place of a counselor to help you work through your concerns. Don't hesitate to reach out to us anytime during business hours, at 301-687-4234.

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    Virtual Pamphlet Collection features information put out by other universities. Information provided may refer to services available only to students at that university. Other students should of course contact their own university student counseling center. Opinions expressed in a virtual pamphlet from one university do not necessarily reflect those of other universities.

    College Counseling Corner Podcast is a podcast dedicated to honest discussions on a variety of mental health topics. It is a collaboration between two clinicians at different college counseling centers; Dr. Jordan Barnard of Amherst College and Dr. Gregory Betz of the University of Hartford.

    Patient Helpline is a site dedicated to helping you find the experts, resources, or services you need that could help on the local, state, and federal levels. Patient Helpline covers everything from assisting with prescription costs and basic essential needs to finding treatment from top providers and health care/insurance needs. These services can also be accessed by calling (800) 685-2654. 


There's an App for that!

  • Try these Mental Health Apps on your device
    • Headspace Less stressed. More resilient. Happier. It all starts with just a few minutes a day.
    • MindShift CBT Uses scientifically proven strategies based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help you learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of your anxiety.
    • Calm Our goal is to help you improve your health and happiness.
    • Remente Small actions every day create life-changing behaviors.
    • Down Dog Personalized yoga practice.
    • Chopra Filled with meditations and self-care practices
    • PTSD Coach Provides you with education about PTSD, information about professional care, a self-assessment for PTSD, opportunities to find support, and tools that can help you manage the stresses of daily life with PTSD.
    • CBT-i Coach For those having experienced symptoms of insomnia and would like to improve their sleep habits.
    • Worry Kit Bite-sized Mental Health App
    • MoodTools is designed to help you combat depression and alleviate your negative moods, aiding you on your road to recovery.
    • Relax Melodies Endless Relaxation, Sleep & Meditation.
    • Meditation Studio Life is messy, we're human and meditation helps.
    • Quit That! A simple app to track all of the stuff you are trying to quit.
    • Circle of 6 Designed for college students to prevent sexual violence, two taps let your circle know where you are and how they can help.
    • myPlan Assists with safety decisions if you, or someone you care about, is experiencing abuse in their intimate relationship. 
    • Stop Breathe Think: Meditation Offers a personalized mindfulness solution tailored to how you're feeling right now.
    • UCLA Mindful Practice mindfulness meditation anywhere, anytime. 
    • Healthy Minds Program wants to help you develop the skills for a healthy mind by strengthening mental focus, decreasing stress, and growing resilience, compassion, and better immune health. 
    • Smiling Mind is a unique tool developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to your life. 
    • Insight Timer has a huge library of content: over 80,000 free guided meditations from over 10,000 teachers on topics like stress, relationships, healing, sleep, creativity, and more.
    • The Safe Place is a Minority Mental Health App geared towards the Black Community. African Americans are 20% more likely to experience serious mental health problems than the rest of the general population.
    • Calm Harm provides some immediate activities and techniques to help you break the cycle of self-harm behavior and explore underlying trigger factors; the app supports you in building a ‘safety net’ of helpful thoughts, behaviors, and access to supportive people, as well as providing the opportunity to journal and self-reflect. 
    • Move Mood is a free app to help young people manage the behaviors associated with low mood or depression. 
    • Clear Fear provides you with a range of ways to manage anxiety.
    • Simple Habit is a 5-minute meditation app designed to help busy people stress less, achieve more, and live better.
    • Finch Daily self-care is finally fun - take care of your pet by taking care of yourself!
    • DailyBean is a simple diary app for those who want to record their daily lives easily. 
    • Habit Tracker is an app to help you build good habits & reaching your goals.
    • Better Stop Suicide is designed with psychological techniques to help people who are having suicidal thoughts by encouraging their minds to slow, calm down, and think rationally. However, if you’re ever in an emergency situation and feel out of control, the best thing you can do is call a suicide hotline or 911.
    • iBreathe is designed with one purpose: simple deep breathing exercises. 


As a reminder, opinions expressed in the resource listed above do not necessarily reflect those of FSU.