Below are links to health related resources. If you know of any other sites or local resources that you would like to see on this list, please let us know!
Learn about dating basics and tips for a healthy relationship. Find facts about dating violence, and what you can do if you or your friend is in a dangerous situation.
- Speak Out: Read stories of people that have gone through or are going through abusive relationships. You are not alone.
A comprehensive website containing information and resources on dating violence and unhealthy relationships.
Nation wide campaign that encourages college students to say something when they see a red flag in their own relationship or a friend’s relationship. Help be the change you want to see.
See if there are any warning signs in your relationship that you should look out for
Your mobile, IM, and online accounts are all a part of you. When someone you’re dating is controlling, disrespecting, or pressuring you in those spaces, learn what to do. Know where to draw the digital line. Watch a short cartoon on excessive texting in relationships and learn more about what to do if you are in a relationship with an excessive texter.
Take a look at several important Date Rape Myths and Facts that we all need to know.
RAINN: The nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. Useful tips on reducing your risk of sexual assault from the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network.
The Planned Parenthood website lists responsibilities we all have in our sexual or romantic relationships.
Nutrition and Healthy Eating
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The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, an organization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has created a website to help advance and promote dietary guidance for all Americans. This resource helps you to educate yourself on the current dietary requirements for your age and gender and provides you with ways to ensure you’re getting the appropriate nutrition.
A wallet sized guide to portion control.
Body Image and Eating Disorders
Tips on how to help a friend with eating and body image issues from the National Eating Disorder Association
- The Media Watchdog program brings students, educators, health professionals, parents, eating disorders sufferers, and concerned consumers together to encourage companies and advertisers to send healthy media messages regarding body size and shape.
ody image isn’t limited by race, culture, religion, social or financial status, education or geography.
ANAD works to provide support, awareness, advocacy, referral, education, and prevention of eating disorders.
An online community that offers resources, education, support, and inspiration to those struggling with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, body image issues, and a myriad of other disordered eating behaviors.
A resource dedicated to providing information to those suffering from bulimia nervosa and co-occurring eating disorders, mental health, or substance use disorders.
This in-depth guide explains what eating disorders are, how to spot the signs, the impact of the most common issues, and what treatments are available for those who suffer from these potentially deadly disorders.
Alcohol and Substance Abuse
The Gordie Center provides helpful resources on drug and alcohol related issues. Learn about Gordie’s story and how prevent alcohol poisoning.
SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
Sexual Health and Sexuality
Visit this site to learn more about some of the ways to actively engage in your own sexual health
Learn the appropriate guidelines for giving meaningful consent in a situation involving sex.
The Planned Parenthood website provides information on a range of topics from sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases, to sexual orientation.
- Learn more about the different forms of birth control and what will work best for you and your body.
Information about the “morning after pill” with a helpful Q&A section.
The Brown University Health Education website provides information on contraception, STI’s, pregnancy and many other sexual health related questions.
Student Health and Carilion are committed to equal opportunity for people of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Our clinic provides comprehensive medical care and access to local resources for gender transition care.
Take action managing your stress now to prevent future health problems.
Learn the importance of getting quality sleep in college and tips on improving sleep.
Learn positive ways to handle stress and negative emotions in college and why binge drinking is not one of them.
Stress management starts with an honest assessment of how you react to stress. You can then counter unhealthy ways of reacting with more helpful techniques.
CDC leads national efforts to reduce skin cancer through education. When in the sun, seek shade, cover up, get a hat, wear sunglasses, and use sunscreen.
Learn your risk factors and ways to protect yourself from skin cancers.
The Center for Disease Control Travelers’ Health page contains information and recommendations on how to stay safe and heatlhy while traveling. It offers a wide array of information on health topics for travelers, including vaccines, travel warnings, and how to prepare for a trip.
U.S. Dept of State Travel Registration allows you to enter information about your upcoming trip abroad so that the U.S. can better assist you in case of an emergency. The site also allows Americans residing abroad to get routine information from the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
Go Ask Alice! is a health Q&A Internet resource from Columbia University. It provides readers with student-friendly information about relationships; sexuality; sexual health; emotional health; fitness; nutrition; alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs; and, general health from a thoughtful perspectives so that college students can make responsible decisions concerning their health and well-being.
This website contains health tools, drug information, healthcare resources, and general disease and prevention education materials.
***The above links do not imply endorsements by Hollins University, and are to be used for informational purposes only.