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Topic Guide: Health & Wellness



AC Health & Wellness Services for Students 

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Title Author Call Number Book Cover
Self-Care for College Students Dellitt, Julia LB 2343.3 .D45 2019 Self-Care for College Students
Thriving With Social Anxiety: Daily Strategies for Overcoming Anxiety and Building Self-Confidence Cooper, Hattie C BF 616.85225 C66 2014 Thriving With Social Anxiety
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear Gilbert, Elizabeth BF 403 .G46 2015 Big Magic
The Art of Thinking Clearly Dobelli, Rolf BF 442 .D63 2014 The Art of Thinking Clearly
The Ripple Effect: Sleep Better, Eat Better, Move Better, Think Better Wells, Greg BF 501 W45 2017 The Ripple Effect
It’s OK That You’re Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand Davine, Megan BF 575 .G7D479 2017 It’s OK That You’re Not OK
Mastering Adulthood: Go Beyond Adulting to Become an Emotional Grown-Up Fielding, Lara E BF 724.5 .F54 2019 Mastering Adulthood
Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work & In Life, One Conversation at a Time Scott, Susan BJ 2121 .S42 2017 Fierce Conversations
When Love Hurts: A Woman’s Guide to Understanding Abuse in Relationships Cory, Jill HV 6625 .C665 2000 When Love Hurts
Healthy at 100 Robbins, John RA 776.75 .R63 2006 Healthy at 100
How to Win Friends & Influence People Carnegie, Dale BF 637 .S8C37 1981 How to Win Friends & Influence People

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These e-Books are available in the online library collection. Click the link to access the resource.

Title Author Publication Date Permalink
What to Do When College Is Not the Best Time of Your Life  Leibow, David 2010 Link
Activating Happiness: A Jump-Start Guide to Overcoming Low Motivation, Depression, or Just Feeling Stuck  Hershenberg, Rachel 2017 Link
Food, Nutrition and Eating Behavior Israeli, Sigal  2014 Link
Coping With Anxiety: Ten Simple Ways to Relieve Anxiety, Fear, and Worry Bourne, Edmund J. 2016 Link
The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love  Taylor, Sonya Renee 2018 Link
Tell Me About Yourself: Six Steps for Accurate and Artful Self-Definition Murchison, Holley M. 2017 Link
Should: How Habits of Language Shape Our Lives  Smith, Rebecca 2016 Link

Articles & Databases

Other Resources

Mental Health

Canadian Mental Health Association

A nation-wide, voluntary organization, the Canadian Mental Health Association promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.

Bounce Back

Led by the BC Division of the Canadian Mental Health Association. Their program is designed to help adults experiencing symptoms of mild to moderate depression, low mood, or stress, with or without anxiety.


Provides information related to mental health and substance use. Their website includes personal stories, self-help resources and information about getting help now.


This website provides advice on depression specific to men. There is a also section about Covid-19.

Anxiety Canada

Anxiety Canada is a leader in developing free online, self-help, and evidence-based resources on anxiety. They are also the creators of MindShift CBT app.

Mood Disorders Association of BC

MDABC is a nonprofit organization that provides treatment, support, education, and hope of recover for people living with a mood disorder.

General Health


An organization that serves immigrant, refugee, migrant and mainstream communities in Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. They also offer online and phone counselling services.

Foundry BC

Offers young people ages 12-24 health and wellness resources, services and supports. Support is available online.


This official provincial government website provides information on healthy eating, physical activity, mental health, medical test, medications, videos, and public health alerts for BC.

Public Health Agency of Canada

This website provides public health information relevant for people in Canada including food safety, travel health, immunization, injury prevention, open data, and government health initiatives.


MindShift CBT

Made by Anxiety Canada, this app uses scientifically proven strategies based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help you learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of your anxiety.

Mood Gym

An app that acts like an interactive self-help book which helps you to learn and practice skills which can help to prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Rise Up + Recover

An app for those struggling with food, dieting, exercise and body image. Based on self-monitoring homework, designed to be convenient and user-friendly.

myPlan App

This app is a tool to help with safety decisions if you, or someone you care about, is experiencing abuse in their intimate relationship.


The #1 app for sleep and meditation. It is designed to help users sleep better, boost confidence and reduce stress and anxiety.


All students at Alexander College have access to the My SSP app, which helps international and domestic students succeed by providing access to free, immediate, and confidential counselling services.

There are many fitness tracking and health related apps out there. Do some research and figure out which one works best for you!  

Finding Reliable Health Information Online

Use your critical reading skills and ask yourself these questions: 

Who is the author? Are they qualified to write on this healthrelated topic? Can you verify their health credentials?  

What does the resource say? Can you verify facts? Are there citations? Does the website offer miracle curesBe cautious of sites that claim to have a cure-for-all treatment.  

When was it published? Is this information up to date? 

Where was it published? Read the about section of the website to verify what the website/organization does and purpose. Check the domain name to see if they are a government agency or commercial organization.  

More information about finding health information online can be found at: 


Disclaimer: The AC Library does not endorse or support any of these sites or apps. This information is not meant to replace health information from health professionals.