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!
WellTrack is an online therapy platform for managing anxiety and depression. It can be used as a self-help (stand-alone) tool or in conjunction with counseling. WellTrack is HIPPA compliant, easy to use, mobile-friendly, and has a companion app called "MoodCheck." It is free to all Penn State students online with the access code password "golions!"
WellTrack includes an initial self-assessment as well as structured sections on managing anxiety and depression which provide tools and resources to deal with these issues, including guided relaxation exercises, simulated situations to deal with specific phobias (including public speaking), and a "Zen Room" to assist with meditation. The Moodcheck app allows students to monitor their mood throughout the day and make connections to what is influencing their mood.
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.