Content | Navigation |

Counseling Center



Test Anxiety Tips Does test-taking make you a bit anxious? Tips on managing test anxiety.

Test Preparation Is cramming not working? Is the thought of finals coming putting you into a panic? Information on test preparation.

Time Management Not enough time for everything you have to do? Here are some helpful suggestions.

Study Skills Tips Information on how to study more effectively.

Managing Test Anxiety:

How to Overcome Test Anxiety in College:

Exam Success Meditation – Stay Calm & Deal with Test Taking Nerves & Anxiety:


Adjusting to College Life

When the Jitters are More than just the Jitters:  Anxiety Surrounding Starting College:

Transitioning From High School to College:

Going Home for the Holidays Is going home for the upcoming holidays stressful for you or your family? The Counseling Center can help.

Transitions Tips on navigating difficult transitions.

Veterans Coming Home Helpful information for returning veterans and their loved ones.


Alcohol and Other Drugs

College Student’s Guide to Avoiding Drug and Alcohol Abuse:

Alcohol Awareness & College Students:

A Two-Edged Sword: Marijuana Use & College Students:

NDSU & Substance Use:

Freshman:  The Modern Binge Drinking Culture:


Anxiety Disorders

University of Fear and Anxiety:  How to Pass your Freshman Year of College:

Anxiety facts:

Surviving Stress & Anxiety in College & Beyond:

When the Jitters are More than just the Jitters:  Anxiety Surrounding Starting College:

Let Go of Anxiety, Fear & Worries:  A Guided Meditation:

Self-Help Tips for Anxiety in Students:

Unlearning Anxiety:

Centre for Clinical Interventions:


Centre for Clinical Interventions:

Become More Assertive During Your College Years:

 Assertiveness Skills Are you a chicken when it comes to speaking your mind?

Autism Spectrum

Wrong Planet:

Going Through College With High Functioning Autism:


10 Tips for Going to College with ADHD:

Recommended Resources for Students with ADHD:

Body Image and Dieting

Centre for Clinical Interventions:

College and Body Image:

4 Ted Talks to Help You Embrace the Body You Have:

Improve Your Health, Mind and Body with Intuitive Eating:

Embrace - Documentary can be found on Amazon prime

Borderline Personality Disorder

DBT Self Help:

Borderline Personality Disorder: A Guide to Symptoms, Treatment and Recovery:

Therapist Talks:  How to Use Distress Tolerance Skills:

Breakups--How to Survive

This American Life: Break-Up:

How To Be Alone:

How to Fix a Broken Heart\Guy Finch:

Surviving a Break up/Broken Heart: Counseling Tips:


Eating Disorders

Centre for Clinical Interventions:

How To Survive College with an Eating Disorder:

College Football Star Opens Up About Binge Eating Disorder:

Eating Disorders Resources for College Students:

Sanford Eating Disorder & Weight Management:


Emotional Regulation

Centre for Clinical Interventions:

How to Process Emotions:

Music to Soothe Anger:  A Touch of Calm:

DBT Mindfulness Skill: An Overview of Wisemind and the What and How Skills:

Family Issues

Dysfunctional Families: Recognizing and Overcoming Their Effects:

Children of Alcoholics:

5 Ways to Recover from Toxic Families:

Grief and Loss

Tips for Grieving College Students:

Grief:  What Everyone Should Know:

Managing Grief While in College:

The Grieving Process:  Coping With Death:

Grief and Trauma Information on trauma, loss and resiliency.


18 Things You Need To Do To be Happy in College:

The Happiness Project with Gretchen Rubin:


5 Ways for College Students to Survive Being Homesick:

9 Ways to Help Homesickness:

How to Deal with Homesickness in College:

Homesickness Feeling sad and missing your family? Maybe we can help.


LGBTQ+ Programs:

Common LGBTQ Student Issues:


How to Practice Emotional First Aid/Guy Finch:

USC tackles ‘loneliness epidemic’ in a world of social media:

Advice From a Formerly Lonely College Student:

What to do if you’re Feeling Lonely in College:

Meditation and Mindfulness

Please see our Meditation and Mindfulness page for information on mindfulness/meditation, and an extensive list of reading and audio resources.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Overcoming OCD- The College Student’s Guide:

A College Students Guide to OCD:

For College Students/Peace of Mind:



An Overview of PTSD in the College Setting:

The Effect of Trauma on the Brain and how it affects Behavior:

How EMDR works?

Panic Attacks

Centre for Clinical Interventions:

Panic Disorder and College:

How To Come Out of a Panic Attack in Class:

How To Calm Down During a Panic Attack:



Centre for Clinical Interventions:

Dr. Brene Brown on Faking It, Perfectionism, and Living Wholeheartedly:

In Pursuit of Perfection: Students Who Are Overachievers May Pay a High Psychological Price:

Relationship Issues

Maintaining Healthy Relationships in College:

Making Long Distance Relationships in College Work:  Including our 5 Step Action Plan:

The 5 Love Languages:

Making Long Distance Relationships Work Long-Distance Relationships can be challenging---but they can work.

Making New Friends Feeling alone? The NDSU Counseling Center might have some ideas for you.

Relationship Violence

What Is Relationship and Dating Violence?:

Empowering Survivors:

My Experience with Domestic Violence:

Rape and Abuse Crisis Center:


Living Brave with Brene Brown and Oprah Winfrey:

The Fringe Benefits of Failing:

The Road to Resilience:


Tools, Resources:

Centre for Clinical Interventions:

How to Practice Emotional First Aid/Guy Finch:

Taking Care With Yourself (pdf) Brochure outlining self-care and the "wellness wheel".


Centre for Clinical Interventions:

Navigating Self Worth and Internal Validation in College:

Listening to Shame:


Self-Injury: What College Students Need to Know:

Self Injury:

Sexual Assault

Rape and Abuse Crisis Center:

The Realities of Sexual Assault on Campus:

NDSU Sexual Assault Prevention and Advocacy:

Let’s Talk About Sexual Assault on College Campuses:


Centre for Clinical Interventions:

Brain Basics:  Understanding Sleep:

Sleep Hygiene:

What is Insomnia and How to Cure it with Cognitive Behavior Therapy: of Form

Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety Can Be a Hidden Problem in College:

Centre for Clinical Interventions:

The Truth About Making Friends in College(Shy/Social Anxiety):

Suicide Prevention

Understanding Suicide Prevention:


Reach Out – Preventing Teen Suicide:

Are You Feeling Suicidal?

External Link to Virtual Pamphlet Collection

Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection

Student Focused. Land Grant. Research University.

Follow NDSU
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • RSS
  • Google Maps

North Dakota State University
Counseling Center
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7671
Campus address: Ceres Hall 212
Physical/delivery address: 212 Ceres Hall, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2841 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Published by NDSU Counseling Center


Last Updated: Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Privacy Statement