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
- Centre Safe
Help for women, men, and children regarding dating & domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking
- Centre Helps 24/7 Hotline
Unable to get an appointment with a counselor and need help right away? Call or stop by Centre Helps.
- Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC)
Find support for recovery from alcohol and other addictions through this PSU Student Affairs program.
- Private Mental Health Care Providers in State College
Find a list of mental health providers in the communities surrounding Penn State campuses.
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 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.