Mental Health Resources for Students

Online Resources

  • ULifeline
    Resources for mental health information on a wide variety of issues (including suicide) and resources, libraries for mental health and drug information, and numerous mental health screenings.
  • Half of Us
    Resources for dealing with or helping a friend with mental health issues.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    National network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Crisis Text Line
    Crisis Text Line is the free, nationwide, 24/7 test line for people in crisis.
  • Trevor Project
    The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people.
  • Student Guide to Managing Stress
    Education specialists at created this resource, which includes information on the effects of stress, managing stress, and getting help for stress.
  • WellTrack
    WellTrack is a confidential, online, and self guided platform to provide you with information and tools to help better understand and deal with stress, anxiety and depression. Click the link to create an account and get started with your self-assessment and treatment.
  • Alcohol e-CheckUpToGo
    Alcohol e-CheckUpToGo is an interactive web survey that allows college and university students to enter information about their drinking patterns and receive feedback about their use of alcohol. The assessment takes about 6-7 minutes to complete, is self-guided, and requires no face-to-face contact time with a counselor or administrator. When you access the Alcohol e-CheckUpToGo, you are prompted to enter information about your drinking habits, family history, and to complete the World Health Organization’s AUDIT. It will calculate a number of variables and compare your responses to national and local college norms. Then, your personalized feedback will be displayed in an easy-to-read format.

24-Hour Crisis Support

Office of Student Mental Health and Counseling providers work on an appointment basis, but in most instances, providers should be able to respond to a mental health emergency during business hours. If a particularly urgent situation (suicidal thoughts, assault, extreme panic) presents itself during these hours, students can contact the office and indicate the need for immediate attention. We will then make every effort to respond promptly.

Between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., please contact Dr. Holder directly (call 717-531-8658 or page 6529).

24/7/365 options for crisis situations include:

The Penn State Crisis Line is an extension of the services offered by the Office of Student Mental Health and Counseling. Reports from calls made to this crisis line are received by our office.

Students experiencing a life-threatening emergency should call ext. 8888 if on campus, and 911 for off-campus emergencies, or go to the nearest emergency room.

iPad and iPhone Apps

  • A Friend Asks – Help a friend who might be contemplating suicide.
  • Fooducate – Learn more about healthy food to fuel your body and mind.
  • MindShift – Stop anxiety and fear from controlling your life.
  • Unstuck – This app helps you move past things in your life making you feel stuck.
  • The Now – Learn how to live fully in each moment.
  • Take a break! – Meditations for stress relief.
  • WellTrack – Interactive self-help therapy.

Android Apps

  • A Friend Asks – Help a friend who might be contemplating suicide.
  • Boost Me – Provides positive activity suggestions to aid with increased mood.
  • Breathe2Relax – This portable stress management tool teaching diaphragmatic breathing.
  • Conscious – Increase your mindfulness and awareness.
  • Daily Feats – Encourages you to incorporate worthwhile and productive activities into your day.
  • Fooducate – Learn more about healthy food to fuel your body and mind.
  • Lightning Bug – Ambience and white noise mixer.
  • Self-Help Anxiety Management – Learn to manage your anxiety.
  • Slumber Time – Comprehensive sleeping app.
  • Thought Challenger – Gain control of how you feel by challenging negative and unhelpful thoughts.
  • The Worry Box – Lock your worries away in a box.
  • WellTrack – Interactive self-help therapy.
  • Worry Knot – Teaches you to manage your worry with lessons, distractions and proven worry management techniques.