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Suicide Prevention Counseling
UMD Counseling:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
800-273-TALK (8255)

Michigan Association for Suicide Prevention:

Relaxation Exercises

Here at Counseling & Support Services, like other counseling centers we offer audio recordings of relaxation exercises on our web site.  The following two exercises are freely available for use by anyone interested.

You can listen to either exercise directly from this Web site, or you can download the exercises onto your computer. The recordings of these exercises are not copyrighted—they can be used or copied or recorded to a CD freely.

To download the exercises as MP3 files, click here for the Progressive Relaxation Exercise (8MB), or here for the Combination Relaxation Exercise (12MB). To save the file onto your computer right click on the links and select save target as.

Steps For Relaxation Exercises

Domestic & Sexual Abuse

Does your partner put you down and make you feel ashamed?

Does your partner tell you what to do and who you can see?

Has your partner ever threatened to hurt you, your family or your pet?

Has your partner ever pushed or hit you or forced you to have sex?

If you answered "yes" even once, your partner is abusive.

You are not alone. Help is available.

University of Michigan Abuse Hurts website:

UMD Student Counseling: 

U-M Faculty and Staff Assistance Program: 

National Domestic Violence Hotline:
800-799-SAFE (7233) or 800-787-3224 (TTY)

National Sexual Assault Hotline:
800-656-HOPE (4673)

Primary Crisis Line:

UMD Campus Police:

Women's Survival Center:


The act and the pursuit of stalking is a crime.  The following web site links are meant to be resources for stalking victims and all other interested.  You will learn about stalkers and stalking, what to do if you become a victim of stalking, and find out where to get expert help.

The Antistalking Web Site:

Being Bothered by an ex-lover who just won't leave you alone? Here's a website that might help:

National Center for Victims of Crime - Stalking Resource Center

Violence Against Women Online Resources:

Some very helpful references to check out:
"The Dark Side of Relational Pursuit: From Attraction to Obsession and Stalking" (2004), by William R. Cupach and Brian H. Spitzberg.

"I Know You Really Love Me: A Psyhiatrist's Journal of Erotomania, Stalking and Obsessive Love" by Doreen Orion.

Haugaard, J.J., & Seri, L.G. (2004). Stalking and other forms of intrusive contact among adolescents and young adults from the perspective of the person intiating the intrusive contact.  Criminial Justice and Behavior, 31, 37-54.

Haugaar, J.J. & Seri., L.G. (2003). Stalking and other forms of intrusive contact following adolescent dating and romantic relationships. Victims and Victimology, 18, 279-298.

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