The Catholic University of America

Resources for Students

The CUA Counseling Center provides online resources that may be relevant to various student populations and mental health concerns. These are intended to offer informal education and support, and information we provide is not meant to be a substitute for formal assistance from a mental health provider. Click on the topic below to view virtual pamphlets and website links containing useful information. For details about specific services, students are encouraged to directly contact the Counseling Center.








CUA Student Wellness: This is helpful website aimed at promoting general healthy, balanced approaches to life as a student.The website was designed for CUA students in a collaborative effort by the Counseling Center, the Office of the Dean of Students, and Student Health Services. Information, tips, and resources are provided on the topics of alcohol use, emotional health, physical health, and relationships.

Sometimes, students may be reluctant to utilize mental health services for fear of the negative stigma that is perpetuated by misinformation and myths about counseling. "But I Thought Only Crazy People Go to the Counseling Center?" provides information specific to the CUA Counseling Center that dispels this stigma.

Click here for information about the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): This group is dedicated to providing support and education for people with mental illness as well as their friends and family members. You can find information here about various mental health issues and also learn how to deal with friends/family who are struggling.

General information on mental health: You can check out virtual brochures on various mental health topics, especially relevant to college and university students at This site has information and tips provided by counseling centers across the country. "Critical Mental Health Resources for College Students" provides a detailed description of common psychological difficulties faced by college students nationwide, while also offering a lengthy list of resources, organizations, and tips for mental health care for college students.


Resources for Parents

The transition from high school to college can be an exciting time of growth and development but also a challenge for first-year college students as well as for their parents and other family members.  The primary goal of this information is to give brief, practical advice to college-bound students and their families to help them prepare for the transition to college.  The following links will include tips on general adjustment to college, as well as including specific suggestions about how to utilize helpful resources (such as the Counseling Center) available here at CUA.


The following information specific to parents of incoming students at CUA is provided by the Office of Campus Activities.



Resource for Faculty and Staff