COUNSELING CENTER

ONLINE SCREENING/SELF-HELP LINKS

Online Screenings 

The Buffalo State students are now able to take a confidential online screening for several mental health concerns including: Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Alcohol and/or Substance Abuse, BiPolar Disorder, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. 

WARNING! If you or someone in your life are presently experiencing a mental health emergency and/or feel like harming yourself or others, DO NOT FILL OUT THESE FORMS. First call Crisis Services at 716-834-3131 OR Go Directly to the nearest emergency room.  

To take any of the above screening, please click on Online Screenings

American Association of Suicidology AAS promotes research, public awareness prograSms, public education and training for professionals and volunteers. In addition, AAS serves as a national clearinghouse for information on suicide.

CampusBlues.com A very comprehensive college-focused site with a mission of facilitating student awareness and use of college resources.

Emotional Health 101 View videos of artists and students from across the country as they share their personal stories of dealing with everyday stresses and emotional issues like depression.

The Jed Foundation  The Jed Foundation is the nation’s leading organization working to prevent suicide and promote mental health among college students. We are guided by an expert board of mental health professionals in our efforts to identify the underlying causes of suicide and produce effective prevention, awareness and intervention programs.

The Counseling Center Village is made up of many individual home pages and other resources created by colleges and university Counseling Centers around the world.  See Virtual Pamphlet 

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center   This site includes individual state suicide prevention pages, news and events, an online library, training, and links to other web sites.

Life Transitions Center/Hospice: For more than 30 years, the work of Life Transitions Center has focused on providing counseling, information, support, and resources to anyone concerned about issues related to loss, grief, death, and living with a life-threatening illness.

"Go Ask Alice"  Health & Wellness Self-Help Site from Columbia University's Health Education Program.

The Road to Resilience Provided by the American Psychological Association's Psychology Help Center.  The APA's Psychology Help Center is an online consumer resource featuring articles and information related to psychological issues affecting your daily physical and emotional well-being.

Ulifeline.com This is another site custom-designed to the needs of College students who are interested in various mental health resources.

Self-Help Books

The following list includes self-help books we recommend:

Beyond Grief: A Guide to Recovering From the Death of a Loved One , by C. Staudacher (1987) .

Grief's Courageous Journey: A Workbook , by S. Caplan and G. Lang (1995).

How to Survive the Loss of a Love: Fifty-Eight Things to Do When There Is Nothing to Be Done , by M. Colgrove, H.H. Bloomfield, and P. McWilliams (1977).

When Bad Things Happen to Good People , by H.S. Kushner (1981).

Men & Grief , by C. Staudacher (1992).

When Panic Attacks: The New, Drug-Free Anxiety Therapy That Can Change Your Life, by David Burns (2010)

The Imp of the Mind: Exploring the Silent Epidemic of Obsessive Bad Thoughts, by Lee Baer (2002)

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation & Distress Tolerance (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook), by McKay/Wood/Brantley (2007)