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 (833) 960-3006 to speak to a trained behavioral specialist.


Guided meditations (video)

How can I stop worrying so much? (video)

Guided relaxation exercises (audio) 

How to stop a panic attack (video)

Stress management links and handouts (website)

Stress management handout (pdf)


I need to take better care of myself (online skills list)

How can I interrupt my negative thinking? (pdf)

How can I better manage my stress? (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)

Sometimes journaling helps

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)

Eating Concerns

Fact sheet on eating disorder (pdf)

Self-help tools for disordered eating behaviors (website)


Actively Moving Forward:  Great resource that was 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. 

Coloring pages

It’s always darkest before the dawn (coloring page to print)

At any moment you have the power to say this is not how the story is going to end (coloring page to print)

This little light of mine I’m going to let it shine (coloring page to print)

You are braver than you believe (coloring page to print)

Take a moment to breathe (coloring page to print)

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