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Abuse

Rape Abuse and Incest National Network
http://www.rainn.org/ 
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org) in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA)
http://www.ascasupport.org/ 
The Norma J. Morris Center for healing from child abuse is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that created the ASCA SM Program.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
http://www.ncadv.org/ 
The Mission of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is to organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives.

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ADHA

Children and Adults with ADHD
http://www.chadd.org/ 
CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is the nation's leading non-profit organization serving individuals with ADHD and their families.

Understanding ADHD 
http://www.drthomasebrown.com/ 
A website that offers: A New Understanding of Attention Deficit Disorder

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Addictions

Harvard Medical School, Division on Addictions

http://www.divisiononaddiction.org/ 
The mission of the Division on Addiction (the Division) at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate, is to strengthen worldwide understanding of addiction through innovative research, education, and the global exchange of information. There is a self-change toolkit to help people evaluate their own addiction-related behavior and develop change strategies.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/ 
NIAAA supports and conducts research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being. It is the largest funder of alcohol research in the world.

National Institute on Drug Abuse
http://www.drugabuse.gov/ 
NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. NIDA has 2 main objectives and the first is the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines. The second is ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve prevention and treatment and to inform policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction.

National Center for Responsible Gaming
http://www.ncrg.org/ 
The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) is the only national organization exclusively devoted to funding research that helps increase understanding of pathological and youth gambling and find effective methods of treatment for the disorder. The NCRG is the American Gaming Association's (AGA) affiliated charity.

Sex Addict Anonymous
https://saa-recovery.org/Meetings/UnitedStates/meeting.php?state=IA 
In Sex Addicts Anonymous we are a fellowship of men and women who share our experience, strength, and hope with each other for the purpose of finding freedom from addictive sexual behavior and helping others recover from sex addiction.

Eastern Iowa SAA Intergroup
http://easterniowa-saa.org/ 
The Eastern Iowa Sex Addicts Anonymous provide meetings in Waterloo.

Cybersex Addictions information brought to you from helpguide.org
http://www.helpguide.org/mental/internet_cybersex_addiction.htm#internet_pornography

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA)
http://www.adultchildren.org/ 
Adult Children of Alcoholics is an anonymous Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition program of women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes.

Alcoholics Anonymous
http://www.aa.org/?Media=PlayFlash 
Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

College Drinking Prevention
http://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/
CollegeDrinkingPrevention.gov is your one-stop resource for comprehensive research-based information on issues related to alcohol abuse and binge drinking among college students.

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Anger Management

Anger Management Techniques
http://www.anger-management-techniques.org/ 
This website was created by Kadampa Buddhists to provide information about anger management techniques and Buddhism.

American Psychological Association: Controlling Anger Before It Controls You
http://www.apa.org/topics/anger/control.aspx

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Aspergers and Autism

Information on Autism
http://www.autismspeaks.org/ 
Autism Speaks is the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

GRASP - Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership Information
http://grasp.org/ 
GRASP's mission is to improve the lives of adults and teens on the autism spectrum through community outreach, peer supports, education, and advocacy.

ASPEN - Asperger Syndrome Education Network
http://aspennj.org/ 
ASPEN provides families and individuals whose lives are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (Asperger Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder-NOS, High Functioning Autism), and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities with: Education about the issues surrounding the disorders; Support in knowing that they are not alone, and in helping individuals with ASD's and NLD achieve their maximum potential; Advocacy in areas of appropriate educational programs, medical research funding, adult issues and increased public awareness and understanding.

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Athletes and sexuality

Br{ache the Silence
http://freedomsounds.org/ 
Br{ache the Silence (BTS) is a national campaign founded to advance LGBTQ inclusion in intercollegiate and professional athletics, with a focus on women and racial minorities. Using the voice as a vessel we aim to empower athletes, coaches, and administrators through national campus integration initiatives and story sharing.

Our Group Athletes
http://www.goathletes.org/   
Group formally known as "Our Group Athletes" – GO! Athletes is the first national network dedicated to education, engaging and empowering every generation of LGBTQ athletes and ally's.

Changing the Game
http://sports.glsen.org/    
Changing the Game: The GLSEN Sports Project's mission is to assist K-12 schools in creating and maintaining an athletic and physical education climate that is based on the core principles of respect, safety and equal access for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. The GLSEN Sports Project fills a critical gap and adds a vital new dimension to GLSEN's work to create a world in which every child learns to accept and respect all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. - See more at: http://sports.glsen.org/#sthash.Uu1DaZQP.dpuf

LGBTQ and Ally Athletes
http://youcanplayproject.org/
 
Organization to support LGBTQ and Ally athletes.

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Assertiveness

Livestrong
http://www.livestrong.com/article/14699-improving-assertive-behavior/
  
Livestrong Organization brings you information regarding Improving Assertive Behavior

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Bereavement/Grief

Grief and Grieving: Managing Sadness and Depression's Symptoms from webmd.com
http://www.webmd.com/balance/tc/grief-and-grieving-topic-overview 

Coping with Grief and Loss from helpguide.org
http://www.helpguide.org/mental/grief_loss.htm 

GriefNet -- An Online Grief Support Network
http://www.griefnet.org/ 

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Depression

All About Depression
http://www.allaboutdepression.com/ 
Allaboutdepression.com provides a valuable resource for visitors seeking information about clinical depression online.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
http://www.dbsalliance.org/site/PageServer?pagename=home 
DBSA provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.

Freedom From Fear - Depression and Anxiety
http://www.freedomfromfear.org/ 
Freedom From Fear is a national not-for-profit mental health advocacy association. The mission is to impact, in a positive way, the lives of all those affected by anxiety, depressive and related disorders through advocacy, education, research and community support.

Lessons 4 Living - Understanding Depression
http://www.lessons4living.com/depression.htm

Mayo Clinic - Major Depression from Mayo Clinic
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/depression/DS00175 

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Diversity

National MultiCultural Institute (NMCI)
http://www.nmci.org/
The mission of the National MultiCultural Institute (NMCI) is to work with individuals, organizations, and communities to facilitate personal and systemic change in order to build an inclusive society that is strengthened and empowered by its diversity.

National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI)
http://ncbi.org/
"The National Coalition Building Institute is an international, non-profit, leadership training organization based in Washington, DC, USA. Since 1984, NCBI has worked to eliminate racism and all other forms of prejudice and discrimination throughout the world."

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Eating Disorders

Pritkin Wellness Resources: The Pritikin Philosophy, based on science and research, offers an integrated approach that combines lifestyle enhancement education and healthful eating with structured exercise in a way that can be customized to fit within your personal lifestyle.
http://www.pritikin.com/articles/unhealthy-weight-loss-or-gain-from-eating-disorders/  

Mirror Mirror - Eating Disorders: The phrase, "Mirror, mirror, on the wall," comes from a fairy tale, and of course, fairy tales aren't real. Neither is the image you see staring back at you when you look in the mirror, if you have an eating disorder. Instead of seeing the true picture, you'll see what your eating disorder wants you to see. It's important to realize that, although it may feel very real to you, it's not the truth.
http://www.mirror-mirror.org/eatdis.htm

NEDA - National Eating Disorders Association
http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/ 
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders, as well as an online assessment to screen for the presence of an eating disorder.

Something Fishy - A Recovery Website
http://www.something-fishy.org/ 
The website is dedicated to raising awareness... emphasizing always that Eating Disorders are NOT about food and weight

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Anorexia Nervosa

ANAD - Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders: A non-profit dedicated to the prevention and alleviation of eating disorders.
http://www.anad.org/ 

Anorexia Nervosa - National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000362.htm

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Bulimia

Bulimia - National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000341.htm

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Family Issues - Dysfunctional families

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA)
http://www.adultchildren.org/ 
Adult Children of Alcoholics is an anonymous Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition program of women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes.

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Gambling

Bettors Anonymous         
http://www.bettorsanonymous.org/ 
Bettors Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others recover from a gambling problem.

Debt.org
http://www.debt.org/advice/gambling/        
Debt.org is America's Debt Help Organization, serving the public with thorough, accurate and accessible online information about personal finances. We inform people in all stages of life — college years, weddings, building a family, buying and selling a home and retirement.

Gam-Anon
http://www.gam-anon.org/ 
Gam-Anon is a 12 Step self-help fellowship of men and women who have been affected by the gambling problem of a loved one.

Iowa Gambling Treatment Program
http://www.1800betsoff.org/ 

Responsible Gambling Council
http://www.responsiblegambling.org/ 
The Responsible Gambling Council (RGC) is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to problem gambling prevention. RGC works to reduce gambling risks by creating and delivering innovative awareness and information programs. It also promotes the adoption of improved play safeguards through best practices research, standards development and the RG Check accreditation program.

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GLBTQIA

Iowa Pride Network

http://www.iowapridenetwork.org/ 
The Iowa Pride Network is a state-wide non-profit organization that works directly with students, helping empower them to start and enhance GSA's in their high schools and colleges, while building a statewide network that offers support, mentoring, educational, advocacy and networking opportunities. In addition, the Iowa Pride Network fights bigotry and intolerance against LGBTQA students in Iowa; educates policy makers and educators on issues facing LGBTQA students; and advocates for the interests of these students on the state and local levels.

Community-based queer social and political action group
https://www.facebook.com/MIFSA.LGBTIQ.Project/ 

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
https://www.pflag.org/ 
PFLAG is the original ally organization made up of parents, families, friends, and straight allies uniting with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education and advocacy.

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
http://www.glaad.org/
GLAAD has worked with news, entertainment and social media to bring culture-changing stories of LGBT people into millions of homes and workplaces every day.

Partners Task Force for Gay and Lesbian Couples
http://buddybuddy.com/partners.html
Partners is dedicated to the proposition that all families deserve equal treatment. Partners provides information, support, and advocacy for same-sex couples and those who serve them. Partners supports the diverse community of committed gay and lesbian partners through a variety of media.

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
http://thetaskforce.org/ 
The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community from the ground up. By training activists, organizing broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation, and by building the organizational capacity for the movement. As part of a broader social justice movement, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force works to create a nation that respects the diversity of human expression and identity and creates opportunity for all.

Soulforce - Dedicated site to end "spiritual violence" against GLBT people
http://www.soulforce.org/
Soulforce is committed to relentless nonviolent resistance to bring freedom to lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender, and queer people from religious & political oppression.

Human Rights Campaign -- working for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender equal rights
http://www.hrc.org/ 
The largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.

Gay & Lesbian Medical Association
http://www.glma.org/ 
GLMA's mission is to ensure equality in health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and health care providers.

The Trevor Project
http://www.thetrevorproject.org/ 
The Trevor Project operates three core program areas in order to provide life-saving and life-affirming resources for LGBTQ youth and to create safe, accepting and inclusive environments for all young people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. 

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Transgender

Gender Talk
http://www.gendertalk.com/ 
The leading radio program advocating for transgender rights and dignity, while also exploring related issues that affect us all, like gender, sex, race, class, and more.

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)
http://www.siecus.org/ 
SIECUS affirms that sexuality is a fundamental part of being human, one that is worthy of dignity and respect. SIECUS advocate for the right of all people to accurate information, comprehensive education about sexuality, and sexual health services. SIECUS works to create a world that ensures social justice and sexual rights.

Intersex Society of North America
http://www.isna.org/ 
The Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) is devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anatomy that someone decided is not standard for male or female.

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Health

Health Habits: Student Guide to Nutrition and Fitness
http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/student-nutrition-fitness-guide/

Chronic Illness in College from webmd.com
http://www.webmd.com/balance/managing-chronic-disease-at-college

College Student Mental Health: Center for Disease control: learn steps you can take to make college healthy and happy.
http://www.cdc.gov/features/collegehealth/

International Aids Society
http://www.iasociety.org/ 
The International AIDS Society is the world's leading independent association of HIV professionals.

San Francisco Aids Foundation
http://www.sfaf.org/ 
Confronting HIV in communities most vulnerable to the disease through education, advocacy and direct services for prevention and care.

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TBI or Traumatic Brain Injury 

Brain Injury Association of America
http://www.biausa.org/index.htm

Brainline Kids- Helping kids with traumatic brain injury
http://www.brainline.org/content/2008/10/student-brain-injury-achieving-goals-higher-education_pageall.html

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Home for the Holidays

Tips for Overcoming Holiday Anxiety and Stress when you are Depressed from webmd.com
http://www.webmd.com/balance/stress-management/features/home-for-the-holdays-stress-tips

Tips for a Happy Holiday for GLBT Folks brought to you by PFLAG:
http://pflagalamance.org/2010/11/29/going-home-for-the-holidays-tips-for-lgbt-folk/

Going Home for the Holidays when you are Dealing with Binge Eating Disorder or Bulimia
http://bingeeatingtherapy.com/2010/12/19/going-home-for-the-holidays-when-youre-dealing-with-binge-eating-disorder-or-bulimia/ 

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International Students Issues

Information for International Students by answers.com
http://www.answers.com/topic/international-students-u-s-colleges-and-universities

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Men's Issues

National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS)
http://www.nomas.org/ 
NOMAS advocates a perspective that is pro-feminist, gay affirmative, anti-racist, dedicated to enhancing men's lives, and committed to justice on a broad range of social issues including class, age, religion, and physical abilities.

The Men's Bibliography
http://mensbiblio.xyonline.net/ 
The Men's Bibliography is a comprehensive and up-to-date bibliography of writing on men, masculinities, gender, and sexualities.

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Mindfulness

The Men's Center
http://www.themenscenter.net/
The Men's Center is a resource for everyone, including men and women, individuals, families and businesses. Focus on identifying strategies to handle the challenges and transitions you may encounter in life.

Mindfulness: Using Your Brain To Beat Stress
http://news.iowapublicradio.org/post/mindfulness-using-your-brain-beat-stress
Listen to the interview of Ellen Langer, author of On Becoming an Artist: Reinventing Yourself Through Mindful Creativity on the Iowa Public Radio "Talk of the Nation".

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Mental Health

Nami: National Alliance on Mental Illness
https://www.nami.org/

Personality Disorders- mental health.net brings you information regarding personality disorders.
http://www.mentalhelp.net/poc/center_index.php?id=8

Mental Health America
http://mentalhealthamerica.net/go/information/we-educate
Mental Health America is the country's leading nonprofit dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives.

Active Minds, a resource for individuals who are living with mental health issues or are affected by mental health issues.
http://www.activeminds.org

The Jed Foundation: a clearing house for campuses regarding mental health needs of students
https://www.jedfoundation.org/ 
The Jed Foundation has created a Web-based resource that provides a nonthreatening and supportive link to information about various mental health issues, a Self e-Valuator developed for ULifeline by Duke University Medical Center, and resources available on campus and on the Internet.

ULifeLine
http://ulifeline.org/uiu

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Nutrition

Health Habits: Student Guide to Nutrition and Fitness
http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/student-nutrition-fitness-guide/

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Pornography Use

Sex Addict Anonymous
http://saa-recovery.org/
In Sex Addicts Anonymous we are a fellowship of men and women who share our experience, strength, and hope with each other for the purpose of finding freedom from addictive sexual behavior and helping others recover from sex addiction.

Eastern Iowa SAA Intergroup
http://easterniowa-saa.org/ 
The Eastern Iowa Sex Addicts Anonymous provide meetings in Waterloo.

The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health
http://sash.net/ 
The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH) is a nonprofit multidisciplinary organization dedicated to scholarship, training, and resources for promoting sexual health and overcoming problematic sexual behaviors.*
*sex addiction, hypersexual disorder, out of control sexual behavior, sexual impulsivity, sexual abuse.

Sexaholics Anonymous
http://sa.org/
Sexaholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover.

Cybersex Addictions (from helpguide.org)
http://www.helpguide.org/mental/internet_cybersex_addiction.htm#internet_pornography

Cybersex Addiction Screening Test by Sexual Recovery Institute
http://www.sexualrecovery.com/resources/self-tests/csat.php

Codependents of Sexual Addictions
http://cosa-recovery.org/ 
COSA is a recovery program for men and women whose lives have been affected by someone else's compulsive sexual behavior.

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Relationships

Relationship Issues
http://psychcentral.com/library/topic1.html 
Articles by professionals on Relationship Issues

Loving from a Distance
http://www.lovingfromadistance.com/ 
Advises for a long distance relationship by Frank and Michelle from personal experiences

How to make long distance relationship work (from wikihow.com)
http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Long-Distance-Relationship-Work

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Self-Esteem

National Association For Self-Esteem
http://www.self-esteem-nase.org/
To promote awareness of and provide vision, leadership and advocacy for improving the human condition through the enhancement of healthy self-esteem.

Self-Esteem Assessment
http://testyourself.psychtests.com/testid/3102

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Sexuality

Sexuality – American Psychological Association
http://www.apa.org/topics/sexuality/index.aspx 

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Sleep

How Much Sleep Do You Need? (from helpguide.org)
http://www.helpguide.org/life/sleeping.htm

Sleep Disorders (from webmd.com)
http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/

College Tidbits
http://collegetidbits.com/wordpress/2012/10/14/do-i-really-need-to-sleep-sleep-deprivation-college-students/ 
College students and sleep, tidbits and more information.

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Stress Management

Psychological Stress
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/stress.html

Understanding Stress (from helpguide.org)
http://www.helpguide.org/mental/stress_signs.htm

Medical Questions About Stress (from medicinenet.com)
http://www.medicinenet.com/stress/article.htm

Campus Calm
http://www.medicinenet.com/stress/article.htm
Campus calm is a web site with resources for college women as it relates to stress management and success.

10 Relaxation Techniques to Reduce Stress On-The-Spot (from webmd.com)
http://www.webmd.com/balance/guide/blissing-out-10-relaxation-techniques-reduce-stress-spot

Relaxation Techniques: Learn ways to Manage Your Stress (from Mayo Clinic)
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/relaxation-technicques/SR00007

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Study Skills

How to Study and Make the Most of Your Time
http://www.adprima.com/studyout.htm

Study Guides and Strategies
http://www.studygs.net/

UIU Academic Success
http://uiu.edu/support/academic-success/

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Suicide

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

The Trevor Project
http://www.thetrevorproject.org/ 
The Trevor Project operates three core program areas in order to provide life-saving and life-affirming resources for LGBTQ youth and to create safe, accepting and inclusive environments for all young people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
https://afsp.org/ 
The AFSP has been at the forefront of a wide range of suicide prevention initiatives -- each designed to reduce loss of life from suicide. And AFSP is expanding their assistance to people, whose lives have been affected by suicide, reaching out to offer support and offering opportunities to become involved in prevention.

The Jason Foundation
http://www.jasonfoundation.com/ 
The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) is a nationally recognized provider of educational curriculums and training programs for students, educators/youth workers and parents. JFI's programs build an awareness of the national health problem of youth suicide, educate participants in recognizing the "warning signs or signs of concern", provide information on identifying at-risk behavior and elevated risk groups, and direct participants to local resources to deal with possible suicidal ideation.

Community information, referral and crisis line
http://www.greatrivers211.org/ 
Toll-Free (WI, MN, IA) 1-800-362-8255. A crisis and information line that is free, confidential and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A service of United Way and Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, Inc .

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Test Taking Skills

Test Taking Tips from Test Taking tips.com, an online resource for students of all age.
http://www.testtakingtips.com/

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Time Management

Stress Management and Time Management brought to you from Hawkeye College.
http://managementhelp.org/personalproductivity/time-stress-management.htm

Study Guides and Strategies offers on line study guide techniques in several different languages.
http://www.studygs.net/timman.htm

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Trauma

American Psychological Association Information on Trauma: Information regarding symptoms, treatment and other resources for trauma victims.
http://www.apa.org/topics/trauma/index.aspx

Comprehensive Overview of Trauma Resources
http://www.trauma-pages.com/ 
The support links on this page are primarily for those seeking information about types of trauma, trauma responses, ways of coping with stress, treatment approaches, and related mental health issues.

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation
http://www.isst-d.org/
 ISSTD seeks to advance clinical, scientific, and societal understanding about the prevalence and consequences of chronic trauma and dissociation.

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Veterans: please see Military Veterans Service Center

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Mental Health 
http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/studentveteran/

Coming Home Project: The Coming Home™ Project is a non-profit organization providing holistic services for veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, their families, and their service providers.

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Relationship Violence  

Help for abused and battered women (from Helpguide.org): On line resource outlining information regarding domestic violence and resources available for victims of domestic violence
http://helpguide.org/home-pages/abuse.htm

Iowa City Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP): The Mission of the Domestic Violence Intervention Program is to provide comprehensive support and advocacy services to victim/survivors, focusing on immediate and long-term safety, empowerment, dignity, and hope.
http://www.dvipiowa.org/ 

National Domestic Violence Hotline
http://www.thehotline.org/ 
The National Domestic Violence Hotline creates access by providing 24-hour support through advocacy, safety planning, resources and hope to everyone affected by domestic violence.

The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
http://www.nrcdv.org/
The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence works to improve societal and community responses to domestic violence and, ultimately, prevent its occurrence.

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Sexual Assault

After Silence
http://www.aftersilence.org/ 
The mission of After Silence is to support, empower, validate, and educate survivors of rape, sexual abuse and all types of sexual violence by providing a safe, extensive, reliable and easy-to-read website where victims can find the answers and support they need to heal and reclaim their lives.

Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV)
http://www.icadv.org/ 
The Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence seeks to engage all people in a movement to change the social and political systems that perpetuate violence against women. We do this through education, advocacy and quality victim services.

The Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault (IowaCASA)
http://www.iowacasa.org/ 
IowaCASA's mission is to unite people and organizations to promote a society free from sexual violence and to meet the diverse needs of survivors. IowaCASA offers a variety of services aimed at meeting the diverse needs of survivors and those who serve them, which includes: Technical Assistance, Civil Legal Assistance, Communities of Color Services, Prevention & Education, Policy & Media and National Resource Sharing Project.

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Resources for male survivors of sexual assault or rape.

From Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN): RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org) in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.
http://www.rainn.org/get-information/types-of-sexual-assault/male-sexual-assault

From Male Survivor Webpage: on line resources for services, and support suggestions for male survivors of childhood sexual abuse and sexual assault.
http://www.malesurvivor.org/default.html

From After Silence: The mission of After Silence is to support, empower, validate, and educate survivors of rape, sexual abuse and all types of sexual violence by providing a safe, extensive, reliable and easy-to-read website where victims can find the answers and support they need to heal and reclaim their lives.
http://www.aftersilence.org/male-survivors.php

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Women's Issues

Facts About Women and Trauma from American Psychological Association:
http://www.apa.org/about/gr/issues/women/trauma.aspx

Postpartum Progress: A blog on postpartum depression and all other mental illnesses related to pregnancy and childbirth, including: postpartum anxiety, postpartum OCD, depression during pregnancy (antenatal depression), post-adoption depression, postpartum PTSD, depression after miscarriage or perinatal loss and postpartum psychosis. The blog focuses on the positive messages of empowerment and recovery, because PPD is temporary and treatable with professional help.
http://www.postpartumprogress.com/

Women and Depression: A free booklet with information for women about depression symptoms and treatment options from the National Institute of Mental Health.
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/women-and-depression-discovering-hope/index.shtml

Depression in Women: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
http://www.helpguide.org/mental/depression_women.htm 

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