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Study Skills, Time Management & Test Anxiety


General Mental Health Issues

Reliable, not-for-profit websites on mental health

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
NIMH is funded by the United States government to provide information and research concerning mental health issues.

American Psychological Association (APA)
This website provides brief descriptions of numerous mental health problems and diagnoses with links to related articles.

HelpGuide.org
A private non-profit, ad-free website in affiliation with Harvard Health Publications

ULifeline
ULifeline is an anonymous, confidential, online resource center for college students regarding mental health & suicide prevention.


Learn more from the above websites and others about the following topics:

Mental Health and Interpersonal Relationships

  • Alcohol Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Assertiveness & Boundaries
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Image
  • Bored In Pullman?
  • Break-ups: How to Cope
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Child and Family Counseling & Assessment
  • Chronic Pain
  • Crime Victims
  • Depression
  • Divorce/Parental Divorce
  • Domestic Violence / Partner Violence
  • Drugs & Drug Use
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Gambling
  • Grief & Loss
  • Happiness
  • Health Insurance Coverage for Students
  • Internet & Online Gaming Concerns
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues
  • LGBT & Religion
  • LGBT Coming Out
  • Mindfulness & Meditation
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic Attacks
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Post-traumatic Stress
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Resilience
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Consent
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Sleep
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stalking
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide, Suicide & Burnout Among Veterinarians
  • Veterans

 

 

 

Alcohol Issues

ADCAPS - WSU Alcohol & Drug Counseling & Assessment Services   Alcohol and drug counseling, assessment, and prevention services for WSU students and the community

Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse From HelpGuide.org

Alcohol Use and Your Health Tips on managing your use of alcohol, from National Institute of Health

Washington Physicians Health Program Confidential treatment program for health professionals with addiction, mental health and physical issues that threaten the maintenance of licensure

 

Anxiety

Also see Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-Traumatic Stress, Social Anxiety, and Study Skills, Time Management & Test Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Anxiety Disorders Association of America  Information on all forms of anxiety

Tips to Manage Anxiety and Stress  Information from Anxiety Disorders Association of America

Managing Anxiety Without Drugs  Information from Johns Hopkins University

How to Stop Worrying  From HelpGuide.org

Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 

Panic Attack Symptoms, Self-Help, & Treatment  Information from the Anxiety Disorders Association of America

Panic Attack Treatment

Phobia symptoms, self-help, & treatment  Information from the Anxiety Disorders Association of America.

Overcoming obsessive thoughts: how to gain control of your OCD.  Purdon, C. (2005). Oakland: New Harbinger Publications. Request it through WSU libraries and have it in about 5 days.

Shyness and Social Phobia

The shyness and social anxiety workbook: second edition.  Antony, M.M., & Swinson, R.P. (2008). Oakland: New Harbinger Publications. Buy the workbook through Ebook Library, Barnes & Noble or Google eBooks

Test Anxiety Workshops at WSU   Test anxiety can create such physiological arousal that it impacts our ability to remember material we have studied. Learn concrete ways to prepare for exams and to cope during exams. This workshop is provided by the Center for Advising and Career Development (CACD).

Managing Worry

 

Assertiveness and Boundaries

Also see Healthy Relationships

Assertiveness and boundaries articles

Assertiveness

Setting Boundaries in Enmeshed Relationships 

Codependent no more: how to stop controlling others and start caring for yourself.  Beattie, M. (1992). Center City, MN: Hazelden.. Request it through WSU from a nearby library and have it in about 5 days.

The assertiveness workbook: how to express your ideas and stand up for yourself at work and in relationships.
Paterson, R.J. (2000). Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

 

Attention Deficit Disorder(ADD/ADHD)

National Resource Center on ADHD  Information on a wide variety of ADHD topics

Adult ADHD and Relationships 

AD/HD, Sleep, and Sleep Disorders  Pamphlet from the National Resource Center on ADHD

Succeeding in College  Strategies for Students with ADHD - National Resource Center on ADHD

The Disorder Named ADHD   National Resource Center on ADHD

Driven to distraction: recognizing and coping with attention-deficit disorder from childhood through adulthood. Hallowell, E.M., & Ratey, J.J. (1994). New York: Touchstone. Request it through WSU and have it in about 5 days.

 

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autistic Kids Learn to Survive and Thrive in College  From National Public Radio

What is autism?  Find answers about Autism and Asperger's

 

Bipolar Disorders

About Mood Disorders  Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis and Treatment From HelpGuide.org

Self Help for Bipolar Disorders Summary of important self-help interventions that can help you manage bipolar symptoms. From HelpGuide.org.

Going to college with bipolar disorder  Video of a lecture with Dr. Russ Federman, International Bipolar Foundation website

Mood Disorder Questionnaire  Brief screening for bipolar disorder. Although you cannot make a diagnosis from this questionnaire, it will help you consider whether you should seek professional help for further assessment.

PsychEducation.org: Extensive resources for Bipolar and related disorders

Facing bipolar: the young adult's guide to dealing with bipolar disorder, Federman, Russ; Thomson, J. Anderson (2010). Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications.  Request it through WSU from a nearby library and have it in about 5 days.

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation & ... Tolerance, McKay, Wood & Brantley, New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook

 

Body Image

10 Steps to Positive Body Image  Information from the National Eating Disorder Organization

When your body image doesn't measure up  Information from the National Institute of Health

The body image workbook: an eight-step program for learning to like your looks.  (2nd ed.) Cash, T.F. (2008) Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.  Request it through WSU from a nearby library and have it in about 5 days.

Anorexia nervosa: A Guide to Recovery  Hall, L., & Ostroff, M. (1998). Carlsbad: Gurze Books.

Hunger for understanding: a workbook for helping young people to understand and overcome anorexia nervosa.  Evors, A., & Nesbit, S. (2005). Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  Request via interlibrary loan or buy through the Ebook Library.

 

Bored In Pullman?

99 Things to do in Pullman before you graduate, and one you should…

Student Involvement  WSU Student Organizations

Volunteer Opportunities  The Center for Civic Engagement offers WSU students opportunities to share knowledge, skills, and resources for the benefit of student learning and the well-being of our community.

WSU Calendar of Events  WSU events, sports & recreation, and special weekends

 

Break-ups: How to cope

Also see the Divorce Section

Coping with a Break-up or Divorce

Coping with Distress and Agony After a Break-up

How to Survive the Loss of a Love. McWilliams, P, Bloomfield, H.H., & Colgrove, M.,New York: Leo Press Inc. Request it via interlibrary loan.

 

Childhood Trauma

Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse: Excellent article on the effects of various forms of childhood abuse.

Alternatives to Violence on the Palouse: Services for survivors of sexual abuse

Sex smart: how your childhood shaped your sexual life and what to do about it.  Zolbrod, A.P. (2005). Oakland: New Harbinger Publications. Request it through WSU from a nearby library and have it in about 5 days.

The courage to heal: a guide for women survivors of child sexual abuse  fourth edition. Bass, E.,& Davis, L. (2008). New York: HarperCollins.  Available at CVM Counseling & Wellness Services, WSU Women's Resource Center, or WSU Libraries

Victims no longer: the classic guide for men recovering from sexual child abuse.  Lew, M. (2004). New York: HarperCollins. Request it through WSU and have it in about 5 days.

 

Child and Family Counseling & Assessment

The WSU Psychology Clinic is now offering child and family therapy. Along with a variety of assessments (e.g, for ADD/ADHD), learning disabilities), more traditional child therapy and parent training services are available for a variety of childhood difficulties (e.g., oppositional behavior, anxiety and depression). All therapist/assessors are WSU Doctoral Students in Clinical Psychology, supervised by licensed Clinical Psychologists. We will continue to offer a sliding scale for fees so that we can be accessible to all who need services in the community. The Psychology Clinic is located at 364 Johnson Tower, 335-3587.

 

Chronic Pain

Tips for Living with Chronic Pain

The pain survival guide: how to reclaim your life.  Turk, D.W., & Winter, F. (2005). Washington DC: American Psychological Association.  Request it through WSU and have it in about 5 days.

 

Crime Victims

WSU Counseling Services for Victims of Sexual Assault  Information on sexual assault

 Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse   Local services for domestic or partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and more.

Information on sexual assault at WSU  Washington State University's information on resources available to students

National Center for Victims of Crime  Nation's leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims

Voices of courage: inspiration from survivors of sexual assault, Domitrz, M. (Ed.). (2005). Greenfield: Awareness Publications. Request it via WSU libraries and have it in about 5 days.

Washington Help for Crime Victims  Information about Washington State Crime Victims

 

Depression

Also see Burnout and Suicide Among Veterinarians

Depression

Dealing with Depression

Depression & Suicide:  Information from the WSU Counseling Services

Non-Drug Treatments for Depression

Seasonal Affective Disorder/ SAD

Light Therapy for Depression

Mind over mood: Change how you feel by changing the way you think, Greenberger, D., & Padesky, C. (1995). New York: The Guilford Press.  Available at CVM Counseling & Wellness and via WSU Libraries.

 

Divorce / Parental Divorce

Life After Divorce: 3 Survival Strategies: From Web MD

How to Deal with Depression after Divorce From Psych Central

Divorce Guide: Comprehensive articles on emotional coping, helping children cope, recovering your life, legal process, child custody, division of property and debt, child support, etc.  MentalHelp.net

Grief Out of Season. When Parents divorce in Your Adult Years  Noelle Fintushel and Nancy Hillard.

Second Chances: Men, Women and Children a Decade After Divorce  Judith Wallerstein and Sandra Blakeslee.

 

Domestic Violence / Partner Violence

Also see Healthy Relationship

Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse  Local victim services help

Love Is Respect .ORG  Information about healthy relationships and tips for dating abuse

Healthy Relationship Equality Wheel

Heterosexual Power and Control Wheel:  Power and Control Wheel

LGBT Power and Control Wheel

National Domestic Violence Hotline  Providing 24-hour support through advocacy, safety planning, resources and hope

The Emotionally Abusive Relationship, Beverly Engel, Ph.D. Recommended book; helps identify emotional abuse and how to protect yourself in an emotionally abusive relationship.

 

Drugs

Also see Alcohol Issues

NIH Drug Facts: Marijuana

NIH Research Report on Marijuana 

Alcohol and the Brain

ADCAPS - WSU Alcohol & Drug Counseling & Assessment Services  ADCAPS provides alcohol and drug counseling, assessment, and prevention services to WSU students and the community

Drugs 101: Information about specific drugs from Alcohol and Drug Services at WSU

Where Am I at with Weed?

Washington Physicians Health Program: Confidential treatment program for health professionals with addiction, mental health and physical issues that threaten the maintenance of their licensure

Managing Anxiety without Drugs: Information from Johns Hopkins University

Addictive thinking: understanding self-deception (2nd ed.) Twerski, A.J. (1997).Center City, MN: Hazelden. Request it via interlibrary loan.

 

Eating Disorders

Also see Body Image

About Eating Disorders: The Eating Disorder Foundation

Anorexia Nervosa

Binge Eating

Overcoming Binge Eating Christopher Fairburn.   Excellent research based self-help guide 

Bulimia.com Resources for coping with Bulimia

What To Do If Someone You Know Has An Eating Disorder  Information from WSU Counseling Services

When your body image doesn't measure up  Information from the National Institute of Health

Anorexia nervosa: A guide to Recovery. Hall, L., & Ostroff, M. (1998). Carlsbad: Gurze Books.

Hunger for understanding: a workbook for helping young people understand and overcome anorexia nervosa.  Evors, A., & Nesbit, S. (2005). Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Request through interlibrary loan or buy through e Ebook Library

 

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence 2.0, Travis Bradbe rry and Jean Greaves Book recommended for COLE participants.

 

Gambling

Gamblers Anonymous Help to recover from a gambling problem

Twenty questions to help you decide if gambling is for you, a resource from Gamblers Anonymous

 

Grief and Loss

Also see Break-Ups

Helpful tips for grieving college students:   National Students of AMF Network

Self-Help for Grief and Loss

Coping with Grief and Loss

Grief support groups in Pullman:

How to survive the loss of a love.  McWilliams, P, Bloomfield, H.H., & Colgrove, M.,New York: Leo Press Inc. Request it via WSU library and have it in about 5 days.

The Loss That is Forever: The Lifelong Impact of the Early Death of a Mother or Father by Maxine Harris  Stories from more than 60 women and men who have lost a parent, including Eleanor Roosevelt, Virginia Woolf, and C.S. Lewis.

Pet Loss & Bereavement research and articles

 

Happiness

Authentic Happiness Website  Authentic Happiness is the homepage of Dr. Martin Seligman, Director of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania and founder of positive psychology

 

Health Insurance Coverage for Students

Washington Health Benefit Exchange WA Affordable Care Act health insurance marketplace

WSU Graduate Student Assistantship Health Plan

WSU International Student Health Insurance Plan

Washington Basic Health Looking for Affordable Health Care? The Washington Health Program (Medicaid) is now accepting applications. Apply Now!

Washington Women In Need Funding for education and health care for women in Washington

 

Healthy Relationships

Also see Break-Ups and Domestic Violence

Preserving and nurturing an intimate relationship during vet school

Long Distance Relationships Excellent website with relationship research, FAQs, and helpful resources for long distance couples.

Building A Healthy Relationship from the Start University of Texas at Austin Counseling Center

Coping with a Break Up Information from the Counselors at the University of Texas at Dallas

Healthy Relationships Workshops at WSU Understand both healthy and an unhealthy relationships. Learn ways to communicate with others in order to facilitate a more healthy relationship. Offered by WSU Counseling Services staff.

Love Is Respect .ORG Information about healthy relationships and tips for dating abuse

Attachment Compatibility Quiz Learn about your attachment style and how it affects your relationships. From the below book, Attached.

Attached: the new science of adult attachment and how it can help you find-and keep-love Amir Levine, M.D. and Rachel Heller, M.A.

Women Who Love Too Much, Robin Norwood. Why women are attracted to the wrong men for the wrong reasons.

Lesbian couples: a guide to creating healthy relationships. Clunis, D.M., & Green, G.D. (2005). Emeryville: Seal Press. Request it through WSU from a nearby library and have it in about 5 days.

Not "Just Friends" : rebuilding trust and recovering your sanity after infidelity Glass, S.P. (2003). New York: Free Press.. Request it from a nearby library through WSU interlibrary loan.

The seven principles for making marriage work: a practical guide from the country's foremost relationship expert. Gottman, J.M., & Silver, N. (1999). New York: Three Rivers Press. Request it via interlibrary loan.

Too good to leave, too bad to stay: a step-by-step guide to help you decide whether to stay in or get out of your relationship. Kirshenbaum, M. (1996). New York: Penguin Books. Request it via interlibrary loan.

 

Internet and Onling Gaming Concerns

Internet & Computer Addiction From HelpGuide.org

Signs of Gaming Addiction in Adults

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Issues

Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center (GIESORC): WSU Program - Supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and allied members of the WSU community 509-335-6388, CUB Room 401

It Gets Better Project  Everyone deserves to be respected for who they are

Self-Help: Sexual Identity and Orientation  Information from the University of Texas at Dallas Counseling Center

Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ  Crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning young people

PFLAG  Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

What Are Your Beliefs About Gays and Lesbians? Information from the University at Buffalo Counseling Services

Lesbian couples: a guide to creating healthy relationships.  Clunis, D.M., & Green, G.D. (2005). Emeryville: Seal Press. Request it through WSU libraries and have it in about 5 days.



LGBT & Religion

Bulletproof faith: a spiritual survival guide for gay and lesbian Christians.  Chellew-Hodge, C. (2008). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Request it via WSU libraries and have it in about 5 days.

Gay by God: how to be lesbian or gay and Christian.  Piazza, M.S. (Rev.) (2008). Dallas, TX: Sources of Hope Publishing. Request it through interlibrary loan.

 

LGBT Coming Out

Frequently Asked Questions About Coming Out  Information from the University of Texas at Austin Counseling Center

How to be a happy lesbian: a coming out guide.  Stevens, T. &  Wunder, K. (2003).  Amazing Dreams Publishing. WSU Pullman Holland & Terrell Library call number HQ75.5 .S756 2002

Is it a choice? Answers to the most frequently asked questions about gay & lesbian people.  (3rd ed.) Marcus, E. (2005). New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers.  WSU Pullman Holland & Terrell Library Call number HQ76.3.U5 M35 2005

Loving ourselves: the gay and lesbian guide to self-esteem.  Hardin, K. (2008). Allyson  Books. Request it via WSU from a nearby library and have it in about 5 days.

Mom, dad. I'm gay. How families negotiate coming out.  Savin-Williams, R.C. (2001). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

 

Mindfulness & Meditation

WSU College of Vet Med Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class: contact a CVM Health and Wellness counselor for info.

Free downloads of breathing exercises and meditation UCLA Mindful Awareness Resource Center

Mindfulness Self-Compassion Free downloads of mindfulness exercises, workshops, etc. Christopher Germer, PhD

Guided mindfulness meditations (audio)

Start where you are: a guide to compassionate living. Chodron, P. (2001). Boston: Shambhala Publications, Inc. Request via interlibrary loan.

The miracle of mindfulness. Hanh, T.N. (1999). Boston: Beacon Press. Request via interlibrary loan.

 

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

International OCD Center Serves those with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), as well as their families, friends, etc.

Overcoming obsessive thoughts: how to gain control of your OCD. Purdon, C. (2005). Oakland: New Harbinger Publications. Request it through WSU libraries and have it in about 5 days.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

 

Panic Attacks

Panic Attack Symptoms, Self-Help, & Treatment Information from the Anxiety Disorders Association of America

Video on how to cope with a panic attack Information from the Western Washington University Counseling Center

 

Perfectionism

Perfectionism vs. Healthy Striving.

Overcoming Perfectionism

Never Good Enough: How to Use Perfectionism to Your Advantage Without Letting it Ruin Your Life Monica Ramirez Basco. Provides tests/activities, examples, and ways to cope with what can be a debilitating obsession.

The Imposter Syndrome: Feel Like a Fraud? American Psychological Association

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are Brene' Brown, Ph.D.

 

Phobias

Phobia symptoms, self-help, & treatment Information from the Anxiety Disorders Association of America

 

Post-Traumatic Stress

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder - Symptoms and Treatment Information from the Anxiety Disorders Association of America

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Info from NAMI.org

Recovering from Disasters and Other Traumatic Events Information from the American Psychological Association

US Department of Veteran Affairs Resources for service members and families on Post-traumatic Stress (PTSD), Depression, Substance Abuse and other important topics

 

Premenstrual Syndrome

Premenstrual Syndrome & Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder Symptoms and Treatment

 

Procrastination

Also see Study Skills, Time Management & Test Anxiety

Overcoming Procrastination Several article from MindTools.

Tips to overcome procrastination

The Now Habit - By Neil Fiore written by a psychologist. Offers strategies to deal with procrastination.

 

Resilience

Resilience: Build skills to endure hardship Information from the Mayo Clinic

Road to Resilience Information from the American Psychological Association

The Fringe Benefits of Failure Video of speech by J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter book series

 

Schizophrenia

What is schizophrenia? Information from the National Institute of Mental Health

 

Self Esteem

Self Esteem Self Help

Self Esteem: 4 Steps to Feel Better About Yourself from the Mayo Clinic.

Loving Ourselves: the Gay and Lesbian Guide to Self-Esteem Hardin, K. (2008). Allyson Books. Request it via WSU from a nearby library and have it in about 5 days.

 

Sexual Assualt

Abuse/ Survivors of Abuse Healing from sexual and emotional abuse.

Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse Local victim services, including counseling, support groups, and shelter

Information on sexual assault at WSU Washington State University's information on resources available to students

The Rape Recovery Handbook: Step-By-Step Help for Survivors of Sexual Assault Aphrodite Matsakis Request it via interlibrary loan.

The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Wendy Maltz. Request it via interlibrary loan.

Victims no longer: the classic guide for men recovering from sexual child abuse. Lew, M. (2004). New York: HarperCollins. Request it via interlibrary loan.

Voices of courage: inspiration from survivors of sexual assault. Domitrz, M. (Ed.). (2005). Greenfield: Awareness Publications. Request it via interlibrary loan.

 

Sexual Consent

Sexual Consent for Men Information on how to know your sexual intentions & limits and communicate them clearly

Sexual Consent for Women Important definitions that apply to all persons regardless of age, gender, sex, sexual orientation, and/or relationship status

 

Sexual Harassment

WSU Office of Equal Opportunity WSU policies and resources for intervening with sexual harassment on or off campus

 

Sexually Transmitted Infection

Sexually Transmitted Infections the American Social Health Association

 

Sleep

A Good Night's Sleep Information on what you can do to get a good night's rest

Memory and Sleep Sleepdex Resources for Better Sleep

12 Simple Tips to Improve Your Sleep Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School

Want to Get Faster, Smarter? Sleep 10 Hours National Public Radio

Brain Basics: Understanding Sleep In-depth information from the National Institute of Health

Your Guide to Healthy Sleep Information from the US Department of Health & Human Services

Sleep, Technology, and Depression/Anxiety Information summarized by WSU ADCAPS

 

Social Anxiety

Shyness & Social Phobia

Painful Shyness Information from the American Psychological Association about avoiding others, and low self-esteem.

Social Anxiety and Social Phobia From HelpGuide.org

Social Anxiety / Social Phobia Cognitive Behavioral Worksheets Psychology Tools

Social Anxiety Information from Anxiety Disorders Association of America

 

Stalking

Stalking Stalking Information from the Washington State University Counseling Center

 

Stress Management

Anti Stress Tips

Stress Vulnerability Scale

Breathing Techniques for Relaxation

Progressive muscle relaxation video Video from the University of Texas at Austin Counseling Center

Preventing Burnout

Washington Physicians Health Program Confidential treatment program for health professionals with addiction, mental health and physical issues that threaten the maintenance of their licensure

Recovering from Disasters and Other Traumatic Events Information from the American Psychological Association

Anger

Stress Management Workshops at WSU Learn techniques to manage stress, including relaxation techniques and breathing techniques. Provided by the WSU Counseling and Testing Services staff.

WSU Stress Reduction Program Strategies to help you relax, refresh, and renew yourself

Stress, depression and the holidays 10 tips for coping - Information from the Mayo Clinic

 

Burnout and Suicide Among Veterinarians

WSU Crisis Services Need help now? Information on 24-7 crisis assistance

Depression & Suicide Information from the WSU Counseling Services

Finding Calm Amid the Chaos : when it’s not the patient who needs a wellness check, but the veterinarian JAVMA News

The Impaired Veterinarian: Recognizing Depression and Possible Suicide From Veterinary Team Brief

Suicide: Conspiracy of Silence Washington State Veterinary Association

Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth

Struggling with Thoughts of Suicide Information from the American Psychological Association

 

Veterans

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder - Symptoms and Treatment Information from the Anxiety Disorders Association of America

US Department of Veteran Affairs Resources for service members and families on PTSD, depression, substance abuse, etc.

WSU Veterans Affairs For all veterans related questions call 509-335-1234, email veterans@wsu.edu or visit the office in French Ad, Room 346 on the Pullman campus.

 



Career, Job Search & Graduate Student Resources

Career Resources for DVM Students

Veterinary Student Career Site: Excellent resources, including job listings from numerous sources, veterinary resumes and job search tips, information on job contracts, employment relationships, career options, corporate and government jobs, recruiters, and employment agencies. Includes a personal finance simulator. University of Tennessee, Knoxville Vet Med Careers website.

AVMA International Opportunities in Veterinary Medicine

International Job Resources for DVM Students From the Colorado State CVM website

Veterinary Career Options and Programs American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges

Career Choices for Veterinarians: Private Practice and Beyond, Carin A. Smith, 2011 WSU Animal Health Library Reserve (SF756.28.S65 2011)

AVMA Externship Locator

Resume & Cover Letter Packet For DVM students

DVM Job Search Packet

AVMA Career Center: Search for jobs, student externships, post your resume, see others’ resumes, and more.

AVMA Job Search Advice and Resources Job hunting advice, resumes, employer contacts etc. from the AVMA, plus access to an online veterinary career expert.

AVMA report on Veterinary Compensation 2013

A Veterinarian’s Guide to Financial Planning: from School to Retirement Online full text version, AAHA Press

AVMA Online Directory of Members: Find employers in all areas of veterinary medicine, nationwide. Access with your SCAVMA or AVMA ID number.

Veterinary Internships: AVMA Matching Service

Veterinary Internships and Residencies

FlexVet: how to be one, how to hire one: the comprehensive practice guide for relief & part-time veterinarians Carin A. Smith, 2006. WSU Animal Health Library (SF756.46.5654 2006)

The Housecall Veterinarian's Manual Carin A. Smith, 1999. WSU Animal Health Library (SF745.S59x 1999)

State Veterinary Directories, Career Resources, and Job Listings:

Veterinary Information Network Job Resources: VIN is free to veterinary students who provide their university assigned student email address (often .edu or .ac), the name of the university they are attending, the degree they are earning, and the date (month and year) they expect to graduate. Below are some recent career articles and resources available on VIN:

 

Academic Career and Job Search Resources

Sample Graduate and Post Graduate CVs and Resumes University of Pennsylvania

Jobs in Science & Technology Job hunting website from Academy for the Advancement of Science. Job emails, employer directories, opportunity to post your CV online, and more.

Chronicle of Higher Education- Jobs

Higher Ed Jobs: Academic career listings, nationwide.

Academic Job Search: Job hunting resources from UC Berkeley Career Center.

Academic Job Sites: Sites, employment articles and news from the PhD Project

Life Science Jobs Postdoctoral jobs in the biological sciences

 

Dissertation, Thesis & Other Graduate Student Resources

Also see Career and Job Hunting Resources

Life as a Graduate Student: Managing faculty and student relationships, life-work balance, dealing with crises, etc.

Phinished.org: Blog that addresses dissertation writing, defending, teaching, dealing with self-doubt, academic employment issues, and more.

Select Your Advisor Wisely: Grad School Guide from ConnectEDU

Successful Academic: Dissertation writing, organization and time management, cultivating mentors and social support, teaching tips, and more

Thesis and Dissertation Writing Resources North Carolina State University Graduate School website; excellent resources!

The Dissertation Defense

WSU Graduate School: Policies, procedures, forms, assistantships, deadlines, and advice for WSU graduate students.

 



Study SKills, Time Management & Test Anxiety

Studying: What Works What Doesn't Research-based article from Scientific American.

Learning, Memory, and Study Skills Research articles Daniel Willingham, Science and Education Blog—excellent research-based articles on how to improve your learning methods

Study Skills For DVM Students

Study Skills WS Handout

Cornell Note Taking

Becoming a Master Student Dave Ellis. Free e-book download of recommended text for incoming DVM and graduate students

Study Tips & Advice for Graduate Students

YouTubes of Veterinary Anatomy These resources have not been recommended or checked by CVM faculty for accuracy. They are meant as examples only.

University of Minnesota Carnivore Anatomy Dissections

Student Study Strategies for Anatomy I Information from CVM Anatomy students who achieved substantial grade improvements by altering their study methods.

Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary Online

Is Rereading a Good Study Strategy? Faculty Focus: Higher Ed Teaching Strategies

Top 10 Memory Improvement Tips

Improve Your Concentration

Procrastination: Articles from MindTools.com

Time Management Numerous resources: a quiz, common time management mistakes, prioritization and organizational tools MindTools.com

Managing Test Anxiety Strategies for graduate health sciences.

The Test Anxiety Inventory Take this quiz to learn whether you have test anxiety and would benefit from counseling to manage it.

Mental Health & Relationships

Career, Job Search & Graduate Student Resources

Study Skills, Time Management & Test Anxiety

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