Penn State Altoona Connect
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Thriving Campus Resources
Penn State Counseling and Psychological Services provides short-term individual services. We often refer students with ongoing or chronic conditions to local providers. To find a private practitioner in the local community, visit the Thriving Campus site for Penn State Altoona.
CAPS Virtual Library
The CAPS Virtual Library includes informative videos about various mental health topics. Some videos serve to inform, validate, and support, while others offer the opportunity for a basic introduction to strategies for coping with specific concerns. Perhaps you have tried some of these strategies before? You can also refer back to these videos for a refresher at any time!
WellTrackBoost features a wellness assessment that students can take one time, or on an as-needed basis, as well as regularly scheduled mood checks. These tools help students understand the activities associated with changes in mood and motivation, as well as to identify patterns in their daily activities and how they are associated with changes in emotional states. WellTrack Boost also includes programs, called "Courses," that can be completed at a student's own pace with content focused on Resilience, Anxiety & Stress, Depression, Finding Purpose & Meaning, Healthy Sleep, Inner Calm/Mindfulness, and Public Speaking. The Public Speaking program also includes a 3D simulation to replicate the opportunity to practice public speaking in a large classroom setting. Coping tools on the site use aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help students cope with distress. These include guided mindful meditation exercises, thought diary, activity scheduling, cognitive distortion psychoeducation, and more. Students can download the companion WellTrack Boost app for iOS and Android. Free to Penn State students.
Penn State Pause
Penn State Pause is a virtual media library featuring videos of our counselors offering online presentations, meditations, coping skills, and more.
The Jed Foundation
The Jed Foundation promotes mental health and suicide prevention with a focus on college students.