An increasing variety of self-help materials—regarding emotional, psychological, wellness, medical, and health issues—exist. Resources listed in this section have been previewed and approved by university counseling and health service professionals.
- Self-help materials can be quite useful, but cannot substitute for the care provided by counseling and health care professionals. Such information is often best used for personal treatment of minor issues or as a supplement to psychological counseling or medical treatment.
- It is often wise to consult a professional first and then review reputable self-help information, so that you may select the best problem-solving method. A professional might refer you to specific materials, or you can present information you have found for discussion and possible integration with your treatment.
- Counseling Services has access to recent professional reviews of a variety of self-help resources. Call 509.358.7533.
Internet self-help resources
- Go Ask Alice: Maintained by Columbia University, this site offers sensible, accurate information on a wide variety of psychological, medical, health issues.
- National Mental Health Association: Provides extensive and information regarding anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues.
- Professionally recommended books
- Contact Counseling Services for additional resources.
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