Mental Health Promotion


Mental Well-being for Students – Online Training

Mental Well-being for Students equips students with essential skills and information to navigate the stressors and emotional challenges associated with college life. The 45-minute online course helps learners practice self-care strategies, recognize when they or their peers are in distress, and take action to find additional support. 

Incoming ISU students (graduate, undergraduate, professional, and transfer students) in the Fall are required to take Mental Well-being for Students.  It will show up in your Canvas account starting July 1, 2023.  The deadline to complete the module is July 31, 2023.

For Spring enrolled students, Mental Well-being for Students will show up on your Canvas account starting January 2, 2024. The deadline to complete is January 31, 2024.

If you are currently struggling with your mental health or after completing this training you would like to seek additional support, there are a list of resources below. We appreciate that you are taking the time to complete this important and valuable training.

To access Mental Well-being for Students Online Training, please follow the steps below:

  1. Go to:
    • Mental Well-being for Students will show up in your dashboard. 
    • Click the course tile (Mental Well-being for Students Online Training).  
    • Begin!

Login problems? Contact the Iowa State Solution Center at 515-294-4000 or visit for chat options, hours, etc.

General questions? Contact Iowa State Student Wellness at 515-294-1099 or via email at Our summer hours are 7:30am-4:00pm, or feel free to leave a voice-message with your information and we will return your call.

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training

QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention is a 1 hour educational program designed to teach lay and professional “gatekeepers” the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond.  Gatekeepers can include anyone who is strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide (e.g., parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, coaches, caseworkers, police officers). The process follows three steps: (1) Question the individual’s desire or intent regarding suicide, (2) Persuade the person to seek and accept help, and (3) Refer the person to appropriate resources. Trainees receive a QPR booklet and wallet card as a review and resource tool that includes local referral resources.

To request a training for a group – select the first option on the form

To Sign up for a training as an individual – select the second option on the form