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The Adulting 101 health logo is a blue heart with 101 in the middle.This guide contains links to trustworthy mental health information sites and criteria to consider when searching for and evaluating mental health information online. It was created to support and supplement the curriculum of Adulting 101: Self-Care for the Mind, a health literacy workshop put on by the Robert B. House Undergraduate Library in partnership with the Health Sciences Library and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).

Mental Health Resources​

  • NAMI HelpLine can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 am–6 pm, ET. Staff and volunteers answer your questions about mental health issues including: treatment options, local support groups, helping family members get treatment, programs to help find jobs, and assistance finding legal help. 
  • SAMHSA's National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

Contact CAPS

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

James A. Taylor Building
320 Emergency Room Drive
CB# 7470
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Phone: 919-966-3658

After Hours: 919-966-2281

Workshop Activity


Using the Evaluating Health Information Worksheet (PDF) as a guide, we will evaluate the article, "Tips for Living with Anxiety."


In groups, follow the instructions on the handout, Finding Mental Health Resources: Practice Scenarios (PDF), to find and evaluate a website or resource.

Mental Health Services & Organizations at UNC​

Find a Therapist

Mental Health Self-Assessments

Mental health screenings are a quick way to see if you or someone you care about may need out reach out to a doctor or mental health care provider. They are not to be used as a substitute for seeking professional help. 

Other Health Information Resources

Evaluate Health Information

There are so many mental health resources and websites online and not all of them provide accurate and trustworthy information. Use the questions in the Evaluating Health Information Worksheet (PDF) as a guide to determine if you should trust the information you find in your online searching. 

Get Research Help

Ask at the front desk of the Health Sciences Library, contact us online, or schedule a consultation with a librarian.

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