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Mental Health and Wellness

Resources supporting mental health for UTSA students, staff, and faculty.

Purpose of this Guide

UTSA Libraries has put together this collection of mental health and self-care resources addressing a variety of issues facing our community. Many of these resources are available as e-books or as streaming videos. Other materials are available for check-out. If you would like to suggest a resource or topic for this collection, please let us know:

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UTSA Counseling Services

The resources provided are informational and intended as an aid in understanding the topics presented, but do not replace the benefit of professional counseling.

UTSA Counseling Services offers a range of free and confidential wellness and mental health services to currently-enrolled students. Services include group counseling, individual counseling, single-session consultation, biofeedback, on-line self-help for anxiety and depression, and psychiatry. Learning disorder and ADHD testing is offered for a fee.

Counseling Services has a counselor-on-duty during business hours for walk-in emergencies. For after-hours mental health emergencies, students can call 210-458-4140 and choose option 3 to speak to an on-call counselor.

Please call 210-458-4140 for more information or to schedule a phone triage to begin services. 

 

Resource Highlights

Project Semicolon

This nonfiction essay collection combines photos of semicolon tattoos with individuals' own words about their struggles with mental illness. Revels dozens of never-before-seen portraits and stories from people of all ages talking about what they have

Hidden Face of Shyness: Understanding and Overcoming Social Anxiety

Do you ever have butterflies before giving a speech or feel uncomfortable entering a room full of strangers? Everyone has at least a brush with social or performance anxiety. But for more than 20 million Americans -- men, women, and children from all walks of life -- these problems are an everyday occurrence, often depriving them of success and happiness. Using dozens of cases like these, Drs. Schneier and Welkowitz illustrate the many puzzling forms of social anxiety and the experiences that trigger it. In addition they offer several simple "self-tests" to help you measure your own level of social anxiety -- and provide an easy-to-follow self-help program that will enable you to overcome it at a speed and in a manner comfortable for you. The book also includes information on state-of-the-art psychotherapy and medical treatments and where to find them, as well as guidance for parents of shy children.

You Are a Badass

In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, bestselling author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bitesized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to: Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, Create a life you totally love. And create it NOW, Make some damn money already. The kind you've never made before. By the end of You Are a Badass, you'll understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can't change, how to change what you don't love, and how to use The Force to kick some serious ass.

Overcoming Depression

The Overcoming self-help guides use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques to treat disorders by changing unhelpful patterns of behavior and thought. CBT is internationally favored as a practical means of overcoming long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. This fully revised third edition has been extensively updated and rewritten to reflect over ten years of new research on understanding and treating depression, particularly the importance of developing compassionate ways of thinking, behaving and feeling. Overcoming Depression outlines Paul Gilbert's compassionate approach to a very common disorder. One of the world's leading psychologists, Gilbert outlines a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-based program which contains user-friendly step-by-step suggestions, case studies, and practical ideas to help sufferers of depression take control of their lives.

The Gifts of Imperfection

In this work, the author, a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares ten guideposts on the power of wholehearted living, a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.

Mindfulness Pocketbook

This little book is packed with over 100 quick exercises, each dealing with a different situation, to help you get calm, collected, and balanced. So whenever you start to feel the stress mounting, reach for your Mindfulness Pocketbook, find the relevant exercise and instantly make life better! So if you feel like life is moving too fast and you're struggling to keep up with constant demands and commitments, don't let anxiety and worry get the better of you -- integrate these mindfulness exercises, practices, and reflections into your daily life and get in control and feel more confident, calm, and present. By progressing through the pocketbook, you will develop mindful ways of thinking and doing that will benefit a wide range of situations in your personal, social, and work life. Slow down, take a deep breath, and take that step toward an easier and more manageable life. The Mindfulness Pocketbook will help you: Move in the direction of greater calm, balance, and wellbeing Increase your insight and awareness Break free from unhelpful thoughts and thinking patterns, feel more confident, and have better self-esteem Be more able to manage other people's demands, stress, anxiety, and worry Experts increasingly recognise that developing mindfulness skills is an effective way to improve performance, reduce stress, enhance emotional intelligence, increase life satisfaction, and develop leadership skills. A mindful person consciously brings awareness to the here-and-now with openness, interest, and receptiveness. Mindfulness Pocketbook is the take-with-you guide to receptive, constructive thinking