Skills Toolbox

For Students

The apps and links below are a few of the many resources available on the internet. We do not endorse these as a replacement for therapy when needed, but offer them as a first step or additional help. If you feel you are having a psychological emergency and need to speak with someone urgently, please call (202-687-6985) to be directed to the emergency phone line.

Depression and Anxiety

Guided meditations (video)

How can I stop worrying so much? (video)

Guided relaxation exercises (audio) 

Stress management links and handouts (website)

Stress management handout (pdf)

Keep a Gratitude Journal (website)


How can I be kinder to myself? (video)

Self-compassion meditations (audio)

Write a self-compassion letter (website)


Helpful tips about sleep hygiene (pdf)

I need help getting more sleep! (video)

Guided relaxation techniques for better sleep (website)

Emotion Regulation & Distress Tolerance

I need help coping with my distress right now (online skills list)

50 ways to take a break (poster)

Pros and cons of different coping skills (image)

Stress relief activities (image)

Vulnerability & Shame

I’m scared of being vulnerable with others (video)

It’s hard for me to take risks because I’m afraid to fail (video)

Anger Management

How can I better manage my anger? (video)


Actively Moving Forward:  Great resource started by a former GU student

How can I cope with the loss of a loved one? (video)

Grief resources (website)


Immigration Law Help allows you to search for free and low-cost immigration legal services providers in all 50 states. 

There’s an app for that

Check out these helpful apps

Here’s an app to help with time management

Here’s a great mindfulness meditation app