Mission College Student Health Services - Health Resources

Student Health Services-sponsored resources for the Mission College students

Online Screening For Mental Health

Free, anonymous, confidential online mental health screening for depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, anxiety, eating disorder, and alcohol disorders.

Immediate results and referrals to on-campus Counseling and Student Health Services and off-campus community resource agencies following completion of the screening questionnaire.

Student Health 101 Student Health 101 is an informative e-magazine for students! In fun-to-read style, you will learn all about nutrition, fitness, stress management, personal finance management, and more! Check out "Student Health 101" each month for new articles. The more you read, the more you'll know!

Bay Area Community Health and Wellness Resources

12-Step Directory - More than 100 phone numbers for Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon/Ala-Alateen,  Marijuana Anonymous,  Narcotics Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous meetings

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Screening and Treatment Providers - guide of local health clinics for STD testing and treatment and what their payment options are.

 
General Health & Wellness Online Resources

211 is a helpline that provides information to support physical and mental health, employment, housing and other day-to-day needs.

American Heart Association is dedicated to the prevention of heart disease and stroke. It includes information on exercise, nutrition, and an interactive risk profile.

Birthsiders is an excellent informational resource on Birth Control or Contraceptives methods aimed at college students. 

California Department of Public Health has up-to-date information about Influenza.

California Smokers' Helpline (1-800-NO BUTTS) provides smoking cessation support classes.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans, conducts research and responds to emergencies, and provides information on immunizations.

Drugwatch.com provides FDA and drug recall news;  latest, scientific information of prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, and medical devices that may have potential to cause patients harm. 

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous assists individuals who have been obese, too thin, or otherwise obsessed with food.  Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous provides solutions that frees them from these problems.

Go Ask Alice provides college students with detailed information on sexual health and other highly personal issues.

Healthy Women provides health and wellness tips aimed at women.

InteliHealth provides a comprehensive collection of consumer health information, featuring Harvard Medical School Health Information.

MedlinePlus provides health and drug information from the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Library of Medicine.

Mayo Clinic provides information from the Mayo Clinic on diseases and conditions, healthy living, medical drugs, and self care.

MedicineNet.com can be used as reference for illnesses, procedures, and medications in an easy to follow format.

National Cancer Institute gives information on cancer prevention, treatment, screening, genetics, and resources in coping with cancer.

Nutrition that is Plant-Based - a presentation by Susan Lavelle, RNP, done on 03/16/15 (video recording).  Eating a plant-based diet not only keeps people healthy and treats many of our chronic diseases, but it also addresses current public health and ethical issues with workers' and farm animals' health and well-being, overuse of antibiotics and resistance, and environmental issues.  Speaker's PPT

Smart Nutrition Starts Here provides the basics of good nutrition:  adequate vitamins and minerals, plenty of water, and sufficient fiber.

Smoking in America provides evidence-based information about smoking and electronic vapor devices and its effects on health.

Tobacco Cessation Resource Network is run by Breathe California (located in San Jose). This is an excellent local resource to find available smoking cessation classes.  .  Call 408-998-5865.

VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) is part of a larger region, the VA Sierra Pacific Network (VISN 21), providing services to veterans.

Planned Parenthood provides information about contraception and sexual health.

Virtual Student Health Services is a website hosted by the California Community College Student Health Services.   Nearly any topic that students would be interested in could be found through this website.

Yahoo! Health Directory provides health research, expert advice, healthy recipes, medical drugs, and tests.