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Self-Help Resources

If you are interested in counseling you may schedule an appointment by phone (865-471-3350), email (counselingservices@cn.edu) or in person (at the Kathleen Manley Building).

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health concerns in the United States. Symptoms of anxiety can include: intense worry, panic, overwhelming thoughts, rapid heart rate, shortness of breath, upset stomach, and fatigue. If you are experiencing anxiety and are interested in meeting with a counselor, please call (865) 471-3350 or email us at counselingservices@cn.edu.

For information on the National Eating Disorder Association, including a call helpline and screening tools, click here.

Depression is often characterized as persistent sadness or a loss of interest in once pleasurable activities. Symptoms of depression can include: changes in sleep and appetite, lack of concentration, loss of energy, lack of interest in activities, feelings of sadness or hopelessness, and suicidal thoughts. If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, call 911 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or text START to 741-741 for 24/7 support.

If you are struggling with depression, you are not alone. If you are interested in meeting with a counselor, please call (865) 471-3350 or email us at counselingservices@cn.edu. For printable wellness worksheets on managing symptoms of depression, click here.

Below are mental health apps that can be downloaded from Google Play or the App Store:

WoeBot– Step-by-step guidance, self-care tips, and mood tracking

  

Bloom– Daily mental health coaching, coping skills, and guided prompts

Virtual Hope Box– Games, relaxation tools, positive reminders

 

Smiling Mind– Guided mindfulness, daily check-ins, and tracking progress

 

Abide– Christian meditation

 

Daylio Journal– Journaling prompts, mood tracker, and daily activity tracker

 

Stop, Breathe & Think– Tools to relax, guided meditation, and mood tracker

 

Centering Prayer– Prayer prompts

Moodflow– Tracks emotions and wellbeing

 

Calm– Tools for sleep, relaxation, and mindfulness

 

Sanvello–  Daily mood tracking, guided journeys, and coping tools

 

MindShift– Tools for anxiety and worry

 

Antistress– Relaxation games

Relax Lite– Relaxation techniques to help destress and improve sleep

 

Power Nap– Guided relaxation and visualization to help improve energy levels

 

7 Cups– Anonymous emotional support

 

Gthx Gratitude– Daily gratitude prompts

 

Self-care is prioritizing ourselves in order to increase our wellbeing and prevent stress and burn out. Self-care is not selfish, self-care is a necessity! For some, it may look like coffee breaks and movie nights. For others, self-care is saying no and setting boundaries. Self-care looks different for everyone– find what works for you!

Stress is a part of everyday life, so instead of avoiding it, it is important to learn how to manage it. If you are experiencing difficulty managing stress and are interested in meeting with a counselor, please call (865) 471-3350 or email us at counselingservices@cn.edu.

Student Success Center

If you are struggling with time management and are interested in meeting with a counselor, please call (865) 471-3350 or email us at counselingservices@cn.edu.

Sleeping well can improve our mood, increase energy levels, and decrease stress! If you are experiencing difficulty sleeping and are interested in meeting with a counselor, please call (865) 471-3350 or email us at counselingservices@cn.edu.

Quick Tips on Being a Successful Student

Academic

  • Go to class
  • Turn in assignments on time
  • Use a planner
  • Break big assignments into smaller ones
  • Meet and talk to your professor
  • Go to the Student Success (2nd floor of Library)

Social

  • Spend time with your friends
  • Go Somewhere fun with friends
  • Do Things you enjoy with friends
  • Join a Campus Club or Organization
  • Play Intramurals
  • Remember it is okay to say “no” when you are overwhelmed

Spiritual

  • Pray
  • Practice spirtual meditation
  • Visit Campus Ministries
  • Read the Bible
  • Find a spirtual mentor
  • Go to CLW events
  • Go on a mission trip
  • Help with AMOS (formerly Appalachian Outreach) or Operation Inasmuch

Physical

Emotional

  • Think positive
  • Take breaks
  • Visit the relaxation room or our virtual relaxation room here
  • Practice yoga or muscle relaxation
  • Do something you enjoy like listen to music, read a book, watch TV, play a game etc.
  • Come to one of our events (Feel Good Friday, Doggy Library)

Additional Quick Tips for Online and Distant Learners

  •  Check out study links from Student Success for studying apps, tips on time management, and test taking strategies
  • Make a schedule to stay on track and keep yourself accountable
  • Keep a planner to stay organized
  • Write out a to do list
  • Find a quiet place to decrease distractions
  • Visit our virtual relaxation room

Interested in Learning More?

To learn more about the Counseling Services please refer to the FAQ page.

If you are interested in counseling you may schedule an appointment by phone (865-471-3350), email (counselingservices@cn.edu), or in person (at the Kathleen Manley Building).