Getting Started & Resources

Mental Health America offers free online screening tools for some of the primary presenting concerns that face college students. These screening tools do not provide a diagnosis but can assist with identifying problems that could be impacting thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The screening process also provides information on these conditions and how to reach out for help.

Specific Assessments

Academic accommodations can be arranged for those with documentation of a diagnosed disability. Use the documentation guidelines from the Office of Disability Services to see how to qualify. 

Although we don't test for ADHD or manage ADHD medication at the Counseling Center, we are happy to provide our students with ADHD resources to see if they should pursue testing elsewhere. 

Another assessment request we commonly get is for alcohol and substance abuse. Although the Counseling Center does not have the resources available to manage these requests, JMU's Health Promotion services do. They offer Substance Misuse Coaching that assesses alcohol and/or substance abuse in a two-stage process. This complementary assessment helps students understand their usage habits in detail and provides students with tools to change those habits. 

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