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There are a variety of health sites on the internet.These sites are for your information only. Please discuss your health issues with your provider. The Student Health Center does not monitor nor endorse the information found at these sites.

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My Health Assessments

focus on wellness

Include comprehensive health and wellness tools that give expert health and wellness recommendations based on easy-to-use interactive questionnaires. Each assessment meets rigorous editorial standards to provide you with accurate and trustworthy health and wellness information.

VCHS Health Assessment

 

Go Ask Alice!

Go Ask ALice

Go Ask Alice! is a health Q&A Internet resource. It provides readers with reliable, accurate, accessible, culturally competent information and a range of thoughtful perspectives so that they can make responsible decisions concerning their health and well-being. Information provided by Go Ask Alice! is not medical advice and not meant to replace consultation with a health care professional.

Go Ask Alice! College Health

 

Virtual College Health Center

college health

The Virtual Health Center is an on-line resource for health and education professionals. Here you'll find links to sites that will provide you with accurate up-to-date information on health care issues.

http://www.hsaccc.org/virtualhealth/index.html

 

Sexually Transmitted Disease Information and Prevention

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Itsyoursexlife.com is the official website of MTV and the Kaiser Family Foundation's Emmy Award winning It's Your (Sex) Life public information campaign. Whether or not you're sexually active, there is information you should have to help you set your own boundaries and make your own choices about sexual activity. These days, what you don't know about sex can hurt you, so you'll want to get the facts - and fast.Here you will find reliable information about decision making, how to talking openly with your partner and how to stay healthy by using protection and getting tested regularly for HIV and other STDs.

MTV's Get yourself tested

 

bedsiders

Bedsider.org (Bedsider) is an online birth control support network for women 18-29 operated by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, a private non-profit organization.

Birth Control Methods

 

Food, Nutrition, and Fitness

pyramid of health

On this site, you'll get accurate information about nutrition and fitness and learn how to deal with the unique challenges that students face to eating well, being active, and feeling good about their bodies in college.  I hope this web site, along with my other nutrition services, will help you achieve balance and wellness.

http://www.canyons.edu/offices/Health/NutritionCoach/

 

Smoking Cessation Help

quit smoking

Tobacco information and prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/

On-Line Support to help you quit

Quitting Support

 

Sexual Assault Awareness

This site was developed to raise awareness, provide preventative education, and provide campus resources for sexual violence at Las Positas College

Sexual Assault Resources for Las Positas College

 

Mental Health Resources

Reduce the Stigma, Help a Friend, Learn the Facts about Mental Illness

Feel Better - Find simple ways to take control of your emotional health.

Find Help Now - Get connected to help for yourself or a friend.

Help a Friend - Worried about a friend?  Learn about how you can be there for them.

Check Yourself - Concerned about how you're feeling?  Use our anonymous screening tool to get answers.

 

College and the transition to adulthood is a time of infinite possibilities. But for students struggling with unaddressed mental health problems, those possibilities fade. 

As the nation’s leading organization working to reduce emotional distress and prevent suicide among college students, The Jed Foundation is protecting the mental health of students across the country.

The Jed Foundation.org

ULifeline is an anonymous, confidential, online resource center, where college students can be comfortable searching for the information they need and want regarding mental health and suicide prevention. ULifeline is available where college students seek information the most - at their fingertips on the Internet.

Home ULifeLine

Online resource center and social networking website for young adults (ages 18-30) living with mental health conditions. It exists to empower young adults to live out their dreams and goals through peer support and resource sharing. 

Strength of us

 

Drug Abuse Resources

addictions Many people do not understand why individuals become addicted to drugs or how drugs change the brain to foster compulsive drug abuse. They mistakenly view drug abuse and addiction as strictly a social problem. One very common belief is that drug abusers should be able to just stop taking drugs if they are only willing to change their behavior. What people often underestimate is the complexity of drug addiction—that it is a disease that impacts the brain and because of that, stopping drug abuse is not simply a matter of willpower.

Online Drug Screening

National Institute on Alchol Abuse and Alcoholism

www.niaaa.nih.gov

Narcotics Anonymous

www.na.org

National Institute on Drug Abuse

http://www.drugabuse.gov/nidahome.html

Above the Influence

Above the Influence

NEED HELP? Let us help you get back on the right track!!

 

Alcohol Abuse Resources

Alcohol abuse

There are long-term health risks associated with drinking over time. These risks include damage to the heart, liver, and brain. However, it should be noted that the vast majority of our health risks occur over the course of a single evening, not after decades of abuse. A college-aged student has a much higher risk of an alcohol-related injury caused by a car crash, slipping or falling, getting into a fight, etc. than developing cirrhosis of the liver.

Online Alcohol Screening

Alcoholics Anonymous

http://www.aa.org/?Media=PlayFlash

Comprehensive Online Drugs & Alcohol education, prevention, and intervention program

Facts On Tap

Bacchus and Gamma Alcohol Resources

http://www.bacchusnetwork.org/resources.html

National Institute on Alcohol and Alcoholism

http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/Pages/default.aspx

 

Stress Management Techniques

stop stressing

'Top 10 School Stress Relievers for Students'
http://stress.about.com/od/studentstress/tp/school_stress.htm

Guide to progressive muscle relaxation

http://www.guidetopsychology.com/pmr.htm

5 Yoga poses for stress management

http://mayoclinic.com/health/yoga/MM00650

Seach for meditation, relaxation, guided visualization or yoga. Keep sifting through until you find what you like them write it down so you can revisit..

www.youtube.com

If you are under a form of stress that you can manage — and that helps you reach your goals or act more efficiently — then stress can be a good thing. Click below to learn more!

stress-can-be-good-too

meditation

UC DAVIS stress and wellness resources including mindfulness and relaxation podcasts, time managment, perfectionism, test anxiety, and much more

UC Davis stress and wellness clinic resources

UCLA - self guided meditation tracks

UCLA meditation

Time Managment Tips

Time Managment Tips

Sleeping Resources

Stanford Sleep Resources

 

Positive Body Image

dove real beauty

Positive Body Image

 

Student Health Insurance

student insurance

www.gettingcovered.org

Student Insurance Agency

United HealthCare
Somerton Student Insurance
http://www.intelihealth.com

 

 

Housing, Food, Critical Health Services

2-1-1

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2-1-1 is a free, non-emergency, confidential, 3-digit phone number and service that provides easy access to housing information, and critical health and human services.

Simply Dial 2-1-1 operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with multi-lingual capabilities.

 

 

 

 

 

Health & Wellness Center

Building 1700
925.424.1830

Office Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
9 am - 5 pm

Wednesday
10 am - 6 pm

Friday - Closed

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Page last modified: November 05, 2013