I Need Help with... Personal Issues


Dealing with Anxiety and Stress

  • Life Hacks with CAPS
    Check out the great workshops offered by CAPS, which include topics like anxiety, mindfulnesss, and self-compassion.
  • Relaxation Room
    Visit the Relaxation Room in 020 IM Building, which features two iPod stations with a variety of relaxation, stress reduction, mindfulness and brain massage audio tracks, as well as two biofeedback desktop programs.
  • Resolving Roommate Conflicts
    Find resources through Penn State Office of Residence Life.
  • Sleep Tips
    Learn about the importance of sleep and it's effects on your health through Penn States's Office of Health Promotion & Wellness.
  • Stress Management Tutorial
    Learn about the different types of stress, identify your stressors, and learn to manage or copy with stress.
  • 50 Ways to Take a Break
    Learn about the benefits of taking breaks to relax, de-stress, and clear your mind.

Dealing with Test Anxiety


Talking to Someone Who Can Help: On Campus

  • Counseling and Psychological Services
    Reach out to Penn State’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), who can help you resolve personal concerns that may interfere with your academic progress, social development, and satisfaction at Penn State.
  • Gender Equity Center
    Visit to find support if you have been impacted by sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, harassment, or other campus climate issues.
  • Health Promotion and Wellness
    Learn about a variety health education programs related to alcohol, marijuana, sexually transmitted diseases, nutrition, and more.
  • Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity
    Contact the center if you have concerns related to an open, safe, and inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students at Penn State University.
  • Multicultural Resource Center
    Receive individual counseling and educational services at the Multicultural Resource Center, a service for undergraduate multicultural students at University Park.
  • Religious and Spiritual Support
    Explore a multitude of faith traditions in a compassionate, open-minded setting through the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Development (CSED).
  • Student Care & Advocacy
    Find tools and support to make difficult situations (e.g. death in the family, mental health concern, medical emergency) more manageable.
  • Student Disability Resources
    Contact the Office of Student Disability Resources (SDR) for support services and reasonable academic accommodations.
  • Student Legal Services
    Contact Student Legal Services for advice, representation, referrals, and other legal help.
  • University Health Services (UHS)
    Receive specialized outpatient student health services through UHS.

Talking to Someone Who Can Help: In the Community


Help with Food and Housing Insecurity

  • Basic Needs
    Nationally and at Penn State, food and housing insecurity is an increasing concern for many college students. We are here to help provide the resources you need to thrive and succeed, so you can focus on your goals and making the most of your time at the University.
  • Resources for Food, Clothing, Toiletries, and Other Basic Needs
    Penn State resources can provide assistance with groceries, meals, toiletries, basic household items, clothing, and more.
  • The Lion’s Pantry
    The Lion’s Pantry serves as the official on-campus student food pantry at Penn State’s University Park campus.
  • Housing Support
    If you are facing homelessness or housing insecurity, there are a variety of resources available. Penn State cares and staff are here to support you.

Self Help

  • Self-Help for Veterans
    See a list of local and national resources to help returning veterans address common concerns that may impede a quality university experience.
  • Wellness Self-Help
    Welltrack Boost is a self-guided, clinically supported, set of tools that will help you assess, understand, and work on your own behavioral health and wellness.

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