Caring for You

LAPU is committed to caring for every student and to promoting an environment where optimal learning is possible. That means caring about each of you and the burdens you carry while being a student.

Our value of caring means that we place importance on grace in all areas of your life – your academics, your spiritual life, and your emotional wellbeing. The resources here are for you to find support and hope as you persevere and grow.

Mental Wellbeing
Webinar Series

Learn from LAPU psychology instructors as they speak about a variety of topics to help strengthen your mental and emotional wellbeing. These webinars are presented from a Biblical worldview.
They are professional, practical, and purposeful.

Need to Talk to Someone?

LAPU makes free counseling services available to LAPU associates, bachelor’s, and master’s students through TimelyCare.

Mental Wellness Resources

Additional external resources, services, and applications are also available to provide practical support for a wide range of personal wellness needs. 

Mental Wellness Resources
Need Help? (Crisis)
  • Call 911
  • Go to the nearest Hospital Emergency Room

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The preeminent site for suicide prevention with a 24/7 hotline.

Crisis Text Line

Provides 24/7 crisis support in the U.S. Trained volunteers will help de-escalate anyone in a crisis situation. 

NAMI HelpLine

Free nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health condition, their family members, caregivers, mental health providers, and the public. HelpLine staff and volunteers are experienced, well-trained and able to provide guidance.

Stress

HelpGuide

Practical resources for stress management. 

CDC

Coping with stress. 

Sanvello

Anxiety

HelpGuide

Provides insight for a number of different types of anxiety and includes helpful techniques for combatting anxiety, including deep breathing and muscle relaxation.

Centre for Clinical Interventions

Helpful and tangible interventions for coping with anxiety, such as worksheets that guide the process of breathing techniques and muscle relaxation.

Sanvello

Depression

HelpGuide

Helpful overview of understanding, coping with, and treating depression. 

National Child and Maternal Health Education Program

Federal site providing resources to new mothers who might be struggling with post-partum depression. Seeks to answer a number of common questions surrounding post-partum depression and includes a help section, including  Postpartum Support International, which includes a hotline to speak with someone.

Sanvello

Counseling Services

BetterHelp

Professional counseling services that are accessible, affordable, convenient. Session options include: message exchanging, live chat, phone, or video conference.

Faithful Counseling

Provides mental health counseling services from a Christian perspective. Session options include: phone, video call, or messaging.

Psychology Today

You can search for therapists in your area from this site and filter your search (male/female, Christian, specialty, etc). 

Sanvello

Disability

LD Resources Foundation Action – A non-profit organization that helps find solutions to those who are affected by learning disabilities, dyslexia and ADHD. Provides resources to adults, teenagers and children, as well as their parents and educators, with a special focus on the needs of low-income households.

Grief
  • HelpGuide – Provides helpful strategies for coping with various kinds of grief and loss.
  • The Dougy Center – National Center for Grieving Children and Families. Has tons of free resources and you can join an online support group.
  • GriefShare – A friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Find groups that meet online and in person. 

Wendt Center for Loss and Healing – Specialized counseling does cost money per session, however this website contains multiple resources for all ages that are free to use.

Meditation & Sleep
Substance Use
  • Celebrate Recovery – A Christ-centered 12 step program. Resources and support groups available all over the nation.
  • Addiction Center – 24/7 hotline that provides guidance and access to treatment centers.
  • Addiction Help Today – Call for guidance from specialists, including nearby rehab facility information. This site also has plenty of information about addiction, various substances, and treatment.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous – Resources and support groups available all over the nation.
  • HelpGuide – Differentiates between alcohol and drug use and provides pragmatic suggestions on how to overcome them.
Trauma
  • HelpGuide – Provides general information on PTSD, as well as specifics on PTSD for veterans, those coping with psychological trauma, and how to help both adults and children coping with PTSD. 
  • PTSD United – Free resource that provides an online community group so that you can get connected with people who have been there.
  • SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline – 24/7 crisis counseling and support to those who have experienced emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs PTSD – Information on understanding PTSD, as well as connecting veterans with VA support resources.

Veterans
  • Foundation for Women Warriors – Provides programs for women veterans such as connections for affordable housing, employment, professional development, child care assistance, grants, and workshops on transitioning from active duty.
  • Make The Connection – MakeTheConnection.net is an online resource designed to connect Veterans, their family members and friends, and other supporters with information, resources, and solutions to issues affecting their lives.

Veterans Crisis Line – 24/7 contact for veterans in crisis (call, chat, and text options).

More Resources

Assault, Violence, Abuse

  • Darkness 2 Light – Darkness to Light is a non-profit committed to empowering adults to prevent child sexual abuse. Whether you are trying to prevent abuse from happening, or you are concerned a child you know is being abused, there are resources available to help.
  • Male Survivor of Sexual Assault – MaleSurvivor is a non-profit, public benefit organization committed to preventing, healing, and eliminating all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men through support, treatment, research, education, advocacy, and activism. 
  • The National Child Abuse Hotline – 24/7 hotline that through crisis counselors, provides crisis intervention, information, and referrals. 
  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline – Toll-free number or live chat to help provide victims with immediate emotional support; additional resources and information about domestic violence found on site.
  • Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) – Toll-free number or live chat that provides support, local resources, and referrals.

Body Image/Eating Disorders

  • Andrea’s Voice Foundation – Promoting education and understanding toward the prevention, identification, diagnosis and treatment of disordered eating and related issues.
  • Body Positive – Online educational platform to learn fundamental skills you can practice on a daily basis to live peacefully and healthfully in your body.

Bullying

  • HelpGuide – Practical resources about bullying and cyberbullying. 
  • Edutopia – A comprehensive list for parents, cyberbullying, cultivating empathy, diversity and inclusion, and more.
  • Stopbullying.gov – Federal site that provides plenty of information on bullying and what can be done about it, as well as a helpful “Get Help Now” section.

Divorce

  • HelpGuide – Practical resources about break-ups and divorce. 
  • Divorce and Children – This site provides many articles/books for helping all ages deal with divorce. Also, they have a free 30 minute consultation if you need more help.

Family, Kids, Teens, Young Adults

Food

General

  • HelpGuide – Provides simple educational and practical information about a variety of mental health topics. 
  • “Go Ask Alice!” – A health question and answer internet resource produced by Alice! Health Promotion at Columbia University/Columbia Health. Questions are answered by health care providers, and other information and research specialists and writers.
  • NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness – Provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.
  • ULifeline – Online resource for mental health for college students. 

Homelessness

Seniors

  • AgingInPlace – Article that provides 10 resources for living independently as a senior, including organizations such as National Council on Aging, AARP (American Association of Retired Peoples), and more.
  • Eldercare Directory – Essential resources for senior citizens and their caregivers, including care locators, government programs, and healthcare options.
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