Mental Health Resources

We all have mental health. Often times in life we need to seek assistance for our mental health the way we do for our physical health. Below is a list of resources available for anyone who is either struggling with their mental health or looking for new ways to thrive. Remember, you are not alone. There are people wanting to help.

Crisis Resources

What constitutes a mental health crisis?

  • If you are concerned about your personal safety or the safety of others
  • If you are concerned about harming yourself or someone else
  • If you believe you are losing touch with reality

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis the following resources are available.  Click on button below.

Population Focused Crisis Resources

  • The Steve Fund is dedicated to the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color.
    • Text “STEVE” to 741741
  • The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth.
    • Text “START” to 678 678
    • Trevor Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386

Support Resources

  • Student Counseling Services (Phone 515-294-5056)
    • Student Counseling Services offers various counseling services available to students including individual counseling, group counseling, and more.
      • TAO Self Help
        • TAO (Therapy Assistance Online) is an online library of engaging, interactive programs that help you learn life skills and bounce back from disappointments and stumbling blocks. As you watch their videos and engage with the interactive components, you’ll gain the necessary knowledge and self-awareness to achieve your specific goals. 
      • ISU Biofeedback
        • Biofeedback is a learning tool that helps us observe the body’s physiological responses to everyday events. Once we are aware of these stress reactions, we can learn to change our body’s response through biofeedback training, which often results in greater relaxation, focus, and healthier coping strategies.
  • Thielen Student Health Center (Phone 515-294-5801)
    • Student Health offers comprehensive outpatient mental health care, from primary care through psychiatry.

Prevention Resources

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