Resources for Young Adults

CHC Recommends — Books About Eating Disorders

Before board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Alexa Wilmarth came to CHC, she worked at a residential eating disorder treatment center for children and adolescents.

Alexa recommends the following books for those who are seeking information and support for disordered eating. Read more ›

Book: Your Turn: How to Be an Adult

What does it mean to be an adult? In the twentieth century, psychologists came up with five markers of adulthood: finish your education, get a job, leave home, marry, and have children. Since then, every generation has been held to those same markers. Yet so much has changed about the world and living in it since that sequence was formulated. Read more ›

ADHD and Anxiety: Symptoms, Connections & Coping Mechanisms

ADHD and anxiety are closely connected. Anxiety disorder is ADHD’s most common comorbidity — in no small part because the ADHD experience makes for a life characterized by stress and worry. Read more ›

6 Signs and Symptoms Of ADHD [video]

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD is a disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention or hyperactivity that interferes with functioning and development. Though ADHD is diagnosed during childhood, it can also affect adults. Read more ›

Executive Functioning: High School and Beyond

For students with learning differences, the shifts from online learning to hybrid to in-person (and back) have made a part of their life that is already challenging exceedingly more difficult.  In this Voices of Compassion podcast episode, we sat down with Dr. Nicole Ofiesh, Director of the Schwab Learning Center at CHC, about strategies students can use to build Executive Functioning skills in high school, college and beyond. Read more ›

Executive Functioning Modules for College Students [downloadable]

Almost all students struggle at one time or another with focus, paying attention, organizing, prioritizing, and completing projects or papers. These modules from the University of Wisconsin–Madison will focus on increasing self-awareness and improving your ability to pay attention and focus, which are related to the skills of executive functioning. Read more ›

How to Support Someone Who Self-Harms

Discovering that a friend or relative self-harms can be extremely upsetting. It can be hard to understand why a person would deliberately hurt themselves, and people often go through a range of emotions, like feeling shocked, angry, saddened, confused or guilty. Read more ›

Potentia Institute: My Brain Explained [web resource] [video]

Knowledge is power. It enables us to find our right fit, strengthen areas where we have challenges, seek support, advocate for ourselves and design our own learning or work environment. Yet, Information about our brains has not been readily available to most people in a practical manner. Read more ›

Schwab Learning Center at CHC

Colleges & Careers: Deciding to Opt In or Out of High-Stakes Tests

For prospective students and professionals who want to pursue certain degrees and careers, high-stakes tests will often be necessary.

For those with a learning disability or another disability, testing accommodations are available. Accommodations that can be requested often include distraction-free rooms, extra time, assistive readers, use of a calculator, and more. The use of accommodations is kept confidential, so colleges and employers will not know if someone has a learning disability or used testing accommodations unless the individual discloses it. Read more ›

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