Welcome to the Virtual Relaxation Room

Here you can learn more about ways to relax and regulate your mood and body. Please take your time and find out what works best for you. We offer a relaxation room for current Counseling Center students, biofeedback for current Counseling Center students, and online resources for all. Enjoy!

The Valdosta State University Counseling Center offers this page and its contents as a service to VSU students. The Virtual Relaxation Room is designed to assist students and link them to valuable services and supports. VSU students are encouraged to be aware of their environment and safety while using relaxation tools, videos, and apps. The Counseling Center encourages visitors to evaluate the materials and links on this page and to use only what they find helpful.

Relaxing Audio and Videos  |  Mindful Campus Walk  |  Helpful Apps  |  Links 


Relaxing Resouces: guided imagery and mindful meditation

These audio and video resources are designed to help you de-stress, lower anxiety, and find peace and calm. Please remember to enjoy these tools in a safe and comfortable environment. Do not use these resources while driving or during any other activity that requires you to be alert. 

 

Mindful Campus Walk:  Download PDF  Download JPEG

Enjoy a mindful walk through campus which is designed to help you connect through your senses, enjoy your surroundings, and find a brief few moments of purposed living in the present moment.

Mindful Walk

Cell Phone Apps

Anxiety and Safety

PTSD Coach Apple Android

Tactical Breather Apple Android

MindShift Apple Android

GPS for the Soul Apple

Mindfulness

Headspace Apple Android

Smiling Mind Apple

Take a Break Apple Android

Journaling

Gratitude Journal 365 Apple

Sleep

SleepStream 2 Apple

Relax & Sleep Well Apple Android

Crisis and Safety

My3 Apple Android

Links to Managing Stress

American College Health Association -  http://acha.org/

Serves as the principal leadership organization for advancing the health of college students and campus communities through advocacy, education, and research.

Anxiety and Depressiona Association of America http://www.adaa.org/living-with-anxiety/college-students

Resource for college students experiencing symptoms of anxiety.

College Student Mental Health - http://www.learnpsychology.org/mental-health/

A comprehensive guide to help college students identify common mental health disorders, their warning signs, how to manage them and when to seek treatment.

Critical Mental Health Resources for College Students -http://www.onlinecolleges.net/for-students/mental-health-resources

With the pressures facing most people today, it is essential to take your mental health seriously. This is especially true for college students and young people, whose lack of experience in the real world could lead to major mental health issues resulting from stress, overwork, fatigue, or even the onset of a more serious mental illness.

Go Ask Alice - www.goaskalice.columbia.edu

Have a question about relationships, sexuality, sexual health, emotional health, fitness, nutrition, alcohol, nicotine or other drugs.

Good Rx-  http://www.goodrx.com/

Compare prices and find the lowest price on any medication including psychotropic medication.

Healthfinder -  www.healthfinder.gov

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Education, this is a great starting place for finding health-related information. Provides links to useful websites on every health related topic you can imagine (including alternative medicine, mental health, etc).

Guide to Student Loans - moneygeek.com/education/student-loans-mental-health/ 

This guide helps students deal with mental health issues due to financial pressures.

National Alliance on Mental Illness -  http://nami.org/

The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

National Institution of Mental Health -  www.nimh.nih.gov/

Sponsored by the National Institution of Mental Health.

National Mental Health Association (NMHA) - http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/

Phone: 1-800-969-NMHA (Toll free)  MHA, the leading advocacy organization addressing the full spectrum of mental and substance use conditions and their effects nationwide, works to inform, advocate and enable access to quality behavioral health services for all Americans.  

Psych Central -  http://psychcentral.com/

Resource for all things related to mental health.

Public Health Resource on Nutrition -http://www.publichealth.org/resources/nutrition/

Resource on wellness and healthy nutrition.

Relaxation Techniques -  www.mindtools.com

A variety of techniques are offered to help you manage your stress level when it gets too high.

Student Mental Health -  http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-student-mental-health/

A guide to identifying disorders and promoting wellness.  This resource explores the various mental health concerns that today’s college students face and discusses where and how students can find help.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - http://www.samhsa.gov/

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

The Student's Guide to Nutrition-http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/student-nutrition/

Understanding the hows and whys of healthy eating can help set you up for a lifetime of healthy eating habits.

Top Five Mental Health Problems Facing College Students  -http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/top-5-mental-health-problems-facing-college-students/

Learn the signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety, eating disorders and others — and find resources that lead to a happier and healthier college career.

The Unabridged Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection -  www.dr-bob.org/vpc

From alcohol and substance abuse to how to write a good term paper, this site contains information for college students from universities across the country...and some other countries as well.

ULifeline -  http://www.ulifeline.org/

Online resource for all things concerning college mental health.  This resource is for general wellness as well as how to help yoursself or a friend with a more serious mental health issues such as suicidal thoughts.