Below is a list of helpful additional resources:
Mental Health Crisis Line: 1-800-656-4673
ARH – Hazard: 606-439-1331
Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
Domestic Violence: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
Cumberland River Comp Care Center: 606-546-3104
Knox County Services: http://www.kypa.net/uploads/Knox_County.pdf
Information compiled by the University of Chicago Student Counseling and Resources Service from counseling centers across the nation and world. Some of the topics listed include: Alcohol and Substance Use, Anxiety, Cultural Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Issues, Relationships, Sexual Assault, Sexual Orientation, Sleep, Stress, Study Skills, Traumatic Events, and many other issues pertaining to college students.
Al-anon / Alateen
"To help families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend." Includes information on locating local support groups, recommended literature and self-help information.
First Methodist Church
312 Main Street
Barbourville KY 40906
Tuesday & Thursday @ 8:00 pm
Are well-known national organization "is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism."
It is a biblical and balanced program that helps people overcome their hurts, hang-ups, and habits.
Springfield Baptist Church
132 KY-1304, Bimble, KY 40915
Contact Mike Helton (606) 545-2161 or (606) 546-3625
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is a non-profit organization in the United States advocating on behalf of and supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Reaching millions every year, the organization campaigns for prevention, improved access to quality treatment, and increased research funding to better understand and treat eating disorders.
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., operates America's only national hotline for survivors of sexual assault. The hotline 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) offers free, confidential counseling and support 24 hours a day, from anywhere in the country.
- Prepare well in advance. Keep up day to day. Avoid last minute cramming. Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep the night before a major exam. Eat good nutritious food and bring a high energy snack to the test. Relax and compose yourself prior to the exam.
- Know time and place of the test and what you will need to bring. Be on time, neither late nor too early (panic is contagious). Plan so you can approach the test with a leisurely, confident step. Have EXTRA PENS or PENCILS with you. A second color pen can be useful for late additions to essay questions.
- Avoid quizzing each other just before the exam. Don't talk with classmates immediately beforehand if you know it raises your anxiety level. To do so may nourish group paranoia.
- Plan Your Approach. Read all directions carefully. Survey the entire test, getting a "birds-eye" view of the entire exam. Budget your time according to point values of various questions. Start with questions that you KNOW and come back to questions that you are unsure about.
- Ask for clarification. If you have questions about directions or procedures: ASK!! Don't let anxiety build up because you aren't sure about some parts of the test.
- Pay attention to the test, not to yourself or others. Avoid doubting yourself, wondering how other people are doing, or blaming yourself. Pay attention to what you CAN do now.
- Activity reduces anxiety. If you go blank and can't think of anything to write, go to another question or another part of the test. On an essay, jot down anything you can recall ... in order stimulate your memory and get your mind working.
- Relax yourself physically during the test. If you notice that you are not thinking well or you are tight ... pause, lay your test aside, and take several slow, deep breaths. Concentrate on your breathing. Try saying to yourself: "I will do my very best on this exam. I am proud of my effort today on this exam. I can and will remember what I know."
- Keep learning study skills and test techniques. With practice, these will come naturally for you.