The Psychological Services Center has selected key areas to develop the Self-Help
Brochure Series. Topics include Help for Eating Disorders, Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity
Disorder , Help for Acquired Amusement Deficiency Syndrome (Humor), Is Forgiveness
an Option for You?, Help for Sexual Addiction, Help for Depression, Relationship
Violence: The Deadly Truth, Dealing with Loss, and Are You Stressed? Material
in the brochures is designed to provide general information as a resource. If
you would like to speak with a therapist as a follow up to reading the brochure,
please contact us at (757) 352.4488.
Putting the Puzzle Pieces Together
Why Seek Testing? To learn more about your strengths and weaknesses; To gain information helpful in creating your therapy goals; To understand your struggles; To learn about your personality, how you see the world, and how you relate to others; To discover your career interests and goals; To know whether academic accommodations are appropriate for you.
Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder is neurological
disorder that can affect several aspects of one's life. In particular,
it can impact one's self-esteem, social relationships, and outlook
for the future. This brochure provides information regarding its
cause and coping strategies.
Help for Depression
Major depression is one of the most debilitating
illnesses impacting Americans today. Depression can affect your relationships
with others, the ability to manage your life, and your self-concept.
This brochure provides an understanding of depression and treatment
Help for Eating Disorders
Females and males can suffer from the debilitating
illness of an eating disorder. Eating disorders can rob someone of
his or her identity and the ability to connect meaningfully with
others. This brochure describes key symptoms for anorexia nervosa,
binge eating, and bulimia nervosa.
Is Forgiveness an Option
Forgiveness is a process that can have many positive
effects; however, it can be very difficult to do given the perception
of the person who was 'wronged'. Unresolved emotional injury can
be debilitating to personal growth and optimal living. This brochure
addresses the process of forgiveness and provides resources for additional
Help for Acquired Amusement
When was the last time you had a good, hearty laugh?
Can't remember, then it's time! Humor can have a profoundly positive
effect on our lives by enhancing our emotional and physical state.
This brochure provides helpful hints for incorporating more humor
into your day and leading a more joyous lifestyle.
Dealing with Loss
Grief is a natural response to loss. Over the course
of our lifetime, we become attached to people, pets, or other significant
things. When these are removed from us, it can feel very unsettling
and painful. This brochure addresses the impact of loss and ways
to deal with it.
The Deadly Truth
Violence within relationships is a serious problem
that undermines one's sense of safety and value. Relationship violence
is not unique to a specific social group; it occurs within all cultures,
socioeconomic statuses, age groups, and sexual orientations. This
brochure addresses the scope of the problem and steps toward healing.
Help for Sexual Addiction
Sexual addiction is a controversial area in the
professional arena. Although there is not a specific classification
in the Diagnostic Statistical Manual, many believe that its compulsive
pattern is unique and requires different treatment from other addictive
behaviors. This brochure provides an understanding of sexual addiction
and resources for dealing with it.
Are You Stressed?
Help for Managing Stress and Anxiety
Stress is an important factor in
managing our everyday demands. Eustress (positive stress) is when
we have adequate resources (financial, emotional, physical, etc.)
to meet the demands in our life. We are motivated to navigate our
day. Distress (negative stress) occurs when our resources are inadequate
and feel depleted, anxious, or out-of-control. This brochure provides
tips for dealing with stress of daily living and maximizing one's
life through self-care practices.
Services for International Students
Studying abroad is a unique experience. International students studying abroad are able to contribute in many ways by engaging in campus events, classroom discussions and social settings. Students can teach others about their nation and culture, which makes our university a richer place to learn and grow. However, studying abroad can also be challenging. Students may feel the separation from family and friends. They may feel isolated and lack resources and support. Some adjustment is natural and should; however, if those feelings and symptoms persist, it may warrant a consultation. Should additional support be helpful during this adjustment, contact the Psychological Services Center at 352-4488 to arrange consultation with a service provider.