Self Help Resources

Note: These sites are not maintained by the Counseling Center or Canisius University. These pages may be helpful but are not meant to replace consultation or counseling with a mental health professional.

Online Resources

Anonymous Mental Health Screening: Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health professional. Completing these screenings will help you determine if your recent thoughts or behaviors may be associated with a common, treatable mental health issue.

  • We cannot link these screenings to any one individual, so you remain anonymous. Take these screenings anywhere you feel comfortable.
  • It takes only a few minutes per screening, and at the end, you will be presented with information and next steps that you can print or email. 
  • Feel free to contact a Canisius counselor to discuss your screening. We can be reached via email at @email, or via our Virtual Drop in Hours (M-F, 3-4pm) on Zoom with meeting ID: 249-650-6576

Ulifeline - A college mental health web site launched by the Jed Foundation.

Half of Us - Campaign launched by mtvU and the Jed Foundation to raise awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues on campus and connect students to the appropriate resources to get help.

Campus Calm - Campus Calm helps students become resilient to combat high school & college student stress.

Transition Year - Emotional wellness resource for parents and students.

Something Fishy - Eating disorders information and resources.

National Eating Disorders Association

College Binge Drinking 

Rape, Abuse, Incest, National Network  

Community Referrals  - Listings of local community resources

The Relaxation Room

A place for you to create positive change in your life.

This Virtual Relaxation Room is an experiential, self-paced environment designed to help Canisius students explore various relaxation resources for improving their emotional health and reducing stress. This room currently features audio and video instruction for stress management and relaxation.  

Relaxation is an important aspect of self-care. Even though it is a common concept, very few of us practice intentional relaxation. Intentional relaxation is different than exercising, zoning out, socializing, or pursuing a distraction like TV or a book. Those things are important, but they are not efforts that are truly focused on the act of relaxation.  Intentional relaxation is a purposeful, focused period of time during which one is mindful and alert, yet one's muscles are relaxed.

The tools in this Virtual Relaxation Room can be accessed at anytime.  The Virtual Relaxation Room is not intended to replace counseling, but to offer additional resources.  Everyone is different; so many people prefer one exercise over another.  Once you find which one/s you like, it is recommended that you practice them regularly so you can build the skill and make the exercise more effective for you.

Guided Meditations

Guided Imagery



Meditative Apps for your Android and iPhone Device

Free Andriod Apps Free iPhone Apps
Relax Melodies Relax Melodies
White Noise Relaxing Sounds of Nature
Relax Completely Breath2Relax
Relax and Sleep Universal Breathing
Sleep Time Sleep Easily Meditation by Shazzie
Stop Breathe Think Centered
Calming Music to Simplicity Stop Breath Think
QuGong Meditation Daily Yoga Free
Buddhist Meditation Trainer Stress Stopper
Worry Box Anxiety Free
Stop Panic and Anxiety Self Help I Can be Fearless
I Can be Fearless SleepStream2
Zenify Zenify
Calm Sleep Sounds Ambient Effects