Self-Help Resources

Whenever you're struggling with a challenging situation, creating your own self-help plan can be empowering and enlightening. Self-help can help you regain a sense of control over the problems in your life and improve your quality of life. Even small changes can add up and make a big impact on your daily life and sense of self.

Looking for help with your self-help?

Try one of these resources for common problems we see at CAPS, like depression, stress and anxiety, and eating disorders:

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Tools for What's Happening Now

This is a time of great change related to the pandemic, systemic racism and oppression, political tensions, and other stressful events of the year. To help you navigate these challenging times, we've put together a library of tools for what's happening now.

Tools for What's Happening Now

Health & Well-Being

So much is changing during the COVID-19 pandemic. As we all adjust to the “new normal,” we want to remind you to live well, today. 

Take Charge of Your Well-Being with UA and Campus Health Resources.

Create your Personal Wellness Plan through Campus Health's Pathways to Wellness.

Becoming More Resilient

You possess unique and extraordinary strengths, and it's our job at Campus Health to help you discover and use those strengths. We believe in you and want to help you discover that you're stronger than you believe.

Becoming More Resilient

Stress & Anxiety

More than 60% of Arizona students surveyed at Counseling and Psych Services (CAPS) said they came in for help with anxiety. If tension, worry, or even panic get in your way, know that you’re not alone and there’s something you can do about it.

Coping with Stress, Anxiety, and Test Anxiety

Depression Management

Depression is a common problem that college students face with the many transitions, new roles, and stressors that happen in school. If you're feeling down, know that you're not alone and remember that's hope!

Depression Management

Eating Disorder Recovery

Positive self-care habits are an essential part of recovering from an eating disorder and establishing healthy, sustainable habits. There are steps you can take to start feeling better about food, eating, and your body.

Self-Care Tips for Eating Disorder Recovery

Feeling Good in Grad School

It may feel like self-care is a luxury that you can't afford or that you need to hang on until you've graduated to be happy, but feeling good during grad school can make you happier, healthier, and more productive. Here are some self-care tips for feeling good in grad school.

Self-Care Tips for Grad Students


If you find yourself having a hard time getting to sleep even when you're tired, waking frequently at night, or waking up feeling like you didn't rest at all, a few simple changes to your sleeping routine and environment can help you get better sleep.

How to Get Better Sleep

Happiness & Relaxation

Research in positive psychology, or the study of human flourishing, shows us that happiness is linked with better health, stress management, and success in life. If you're looking for something to lift your spirits, try these happiness tips.

Happiness & Relaxation

Social Anxiety

Did you know that public speaking is the #1 fear? It's normal to feel nervous about speaking in public, and everyone's probably felt self-conscious in a social situation before. But with social anxiety, the fear of negative evaluation, embarrassment, or rejection is intense, and you might try to avoid these situations at all costs. Even though it can feel insurmountable, you can overcome social anxiety and reclaim your life!

Overcoming Social Anxiety

Safer Drinking

Use these simple tips to drink safely and enjoy your time out with friends.

Safer Drinking Tips

Online Tools & Apps

Discover free apps and online tools made just for college students.  

Online Tools & Apps

Ready to go deeper?

Check out these online tools, apps, and other resources.

Or find out more about CAPS services.

Find an Off-Campus Therapist with The Shrink Space

Arizona Basic Needs Initiative: Resources across UArizona and Pima County for helping students, faculty, and staff to meet their basic needs.