Self-Help Library

Welcome to the Behavioral Health and Wellness Self-Help Library. On this page, you will find links that focus on behavioral health and wellness. These resources serve as additional tools for behavioral health counseling to promote wellness and support self-help. Please note that these resources are not a direct substitute for counseling.

Health & Wellness

Wellness CentralWelcome to Wellness Central! Your health and wellness are important and connected to your ability to succeed as a student. Wellness Central is a free online health and wellness resource that is available 24/7 in your space at your pace.

Soluna – a free and confidential mental health support app designed to meet Californians between the ages of 13-25 wherever they are in their journey. Developed in collaboration with the Department of Health Care Services and Kooth, Soluna offers a wide array of resources and tools to help students find the support that’s right for them.



Know the SignsDepression affects more than 19 million Americans each year. Could it be affecting you?

Multicultural Stress Reduction Techniques

Palomar College professor of counseling Tom Ventimiglia demonstrates proven techniques that address stress & trauma (Meditation, NAET, Pranayama).

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD and the College Student – Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is classified under the umbrella of anxiety disorders and is characterized by anxiety-related experiences, behaviors, and physiological responses that result after an exposure to a psychologically traumatic event.  

PTSD Coach Online and the PTSD Coach App – Anyone who needs help with upsetting feelings including trauma survivors, their families, or anyone coping with stress can benefit.

Staying Well

Learn more about staying healthy – Finding ways to take care of your health can aid your recovery and help you feel better.


Stress and the College StudentThis simple guide uses materials adapted from several college campuses with active stress reduction programs.

Stress: Know the signs – If you’re feeling overwhelmed by stress, you’re not alone. In fact, a survey of Americans found that one-third of people are living with extreme stress. Get connected to how you’re feeling and learn about the effects of stress on your whole body. 

Suicide Prevention

Know the Signs – Pain isn’t always obvious, but most suicidal people show some signs that they are thinking about suicide. If you see even one warning sign, step in or speak up.

My3 – An app that lets users stay connected when they are having thoughts of suicide.


Tips for College Students: After a Disaster or Other Trauma – This fact sheet from SAMHSA helps college students cope with the mental health effects in the aftermath of trauma.

A Recovery Bill of Rights for Trauma Survivors

Veteran Resources connects Veterans, their family members and friends, and other advocates with mental health information, local resources, and inspiring stories of recovery. Visitors can find reliable information on how to cope with challenges such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma, and transitioning from service. The site is free and accessible to everyone.