Additional Resources

Barnard College / Columbia University:

Columbia University Health Center 
Rosemary Furman Counseling Center

Go Ask Alice!: provides health questions and answers from Columbia University's Health Education Program

Off-Campus Links

Eating Concerns

American Dietetic Association: offers tips on eating and food
Tufts University's Health and Nutrition Letter: offers tips on eating and food
National Eating Disorders Association: offers an excellent array of information about eating disorders and treatment options
ANRED: provides information on anorexia nervosa and related eating disorders
About-Face: highlights the influence of the media on eating disorders

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender
Out of the Past from PBS: explores 400 years of the history of lesbians and gays
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center: in Greenwich Village, offers dozens of cultural, recreational, political, and mental health events, activities, and services each week
GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network: contains useful information for those who work in educational settings and want to ensure safe schools for all
Pride Institute: provides help for LGBT community members struggling with chemical dependence and addictions
Jewish Mosaic: The National Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity

Trauma / Sexual and Childhood Abuse
David Baldwin's Trauma Information Pages: contains many resources and articles, including several on child abuse and its long-term effects
Child Welfare Information Gateway: provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families

Alcohol and Drugs
Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons, and Significant Others (JACS)
The Partnership for a Drug-Free America

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: features frequently asked questions about alcohol abuse
New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services and New York Council on Problem Gambling 24-hour helpline: (877) 8-HOPE-NY or (877) 846-7369
Relaxation Oasis 
NY State office of Alcoholism, etc  

Mental Health and Wellness
Academic of Nutrition and Diatetics
American Psychological Association: includes self-help brochures and information
Managing Stress: includes descriptions of several relaxation techniques
The National Council for Research on Women 
New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Psychology Today: offers information about a wide variety of mental health and wellness issues and some ways to deal with them. Allows the user to locate nearby mental health / wellness practitioners, both traditional and alternative
ULifeline: provides an online behavioral support system for young adults

DISCLAIMER: The Jewish Theological Seminary offers this resource only as a guide for JTS students. These lists should not be interpreted as endorsing any individual, organization, or institution.