Mental Health Resources

About our resources

The articles, videos, exercises, and online resources below have been hand-picked by our CAPS staff to provide information for students interested in self-help strategies, and support for students who may be waiting to see a counselor.

We also invite you to explore our Health Topics section and our Fact Sheet Library for additional resources.

Want to speak with a counselor today?

  • Call us 24/7 (607-255-5155) to consult with Cornell Health. When we're closed, you can speak with a mental health professional from our on-call service, ProtoCall.
  • Or stop by a Let's Talk site any day Monday–Friday to meet informally with a CAPS provider (Note: availability decreases during university breaks)

Other resources for support:

If you are experiencing an urgent mental health concern, please do not hesitate to call us (607-255-5155) or come in to Cornell Health during business hours.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

25 CBT techniques and worksheets 
CBT worksheets, handouts, and self-help resources (downloads available with free signup)
CBT manual for those with depression (pdf) 

Self-care / self-soothing

>​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Massage therapy (Cornell Health)
>​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Self-care when you're not feeling okay
>​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​60+ essential coping skills
>​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Grounding and self-soothing for emotion regulation 
> Dealing with being touch-starved


>​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Why self-compassion is healthier than self-esteem
>​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Trauma and self-compassion
>​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Building self-compassion online workbook
>​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Self-compassion videos
> Take a self-compassion break


>​​​​​​​ Overcoming toxic shame
>​​​​​​​ Listening to shame (TED Talk)


>​​​​​​​ Suicide information / resources (Cornell Health)
>​​​​​​​ Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service (Ithaca) 
>​​​​​​​ Suicide Prevention Lifeline (national)
>​​​​​​​ How suicide deceives
>​​​​​​​ Stories of hope and recovery 
>​​​​​​​ Suicide safety plan app 

Tolerating uncertainty 

>​​​​​​​ How to tolerate uncertainty
>​​​​​​​ Understanding and overcoming fear of the unknown
>​​​​​​​ Acceptance of uncertainty workbook (pdf)