Counseling & Testing Center
Statement of Support
We at the CTC stand against violence toward Asian, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander communities, particularly considering the recent acts in Atlanta and the notable increase in violence toward these communities that has occurred since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. We reaffirm our commitment to supporting all students who have been impacted by targeted mass violence and those who have experienced any harm due to racial discrimination.
We believe in the inherent dignity and worth of all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, or occupation. We pledge our commitment to building a community that rejects the racism, sexism, homophobia, and other rationales often used to justify this type of violence.
We are here for you (COVID-19) CTC FAQs and Mental Health Resources
As of March 23, 2020, the Counseling and Testing Center is no longer offering in person visits. All services will be via remote (i.e., Zoom, phone) appointments. If you already have a scheduled appointment your clinician will contact you with further information via the email address we have on file. If you wish to schedule a new, remote appointment, have questions or need additional assistance, please call 208-885-6716 between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
If you are in crisis or have an urgent need, please call one of the following for assistance:
- 208-885-6716 and Press 3
- Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline (call or text): 208-398-4357
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
- NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health) call: 800-950-6264 or text: 741741
If you are in imminent danger to yourself or others, please call 911.
Click here for a message from your Counseling and Testing Center team.
The impact of COVID-19 has been deeply felt and experienced across the global, national, local and individual levels. In particular, we share our concerns about different expressions of microaggressions, racism, and xenophobic remarks and threats directed at people who are or appear to be of Asian descent. All of us at CTC would like to reach out and pledge our unwavering commitment to co-creating a community of support, care, and safety for all University of Idaho students, including those from international countries, the state of Idaho, and other U.S. states. We are here to listen, serve, and care for each member of the University of Idaho during this time of fear, anxiety, and uncertainty. Collectively, we believe staying connected to our Vandal family will help us overcome the daunting challenge with confidence, courage, and compassion. We encourage you to reach out for support from the University of Idaho departments such as the Dean of Students Office, Multicultural Student Affairs, Sorority & Fraternity, Academic Advising, the Veteran’s Office, your professors, mentors, and fellow students. Staying virtually connected (e.g., Zoom, phone, email, etc.) will be essential in keeping all of us in a circle of support, solidarity, and resilience. If you would like confidential support, please call 208-885-6716 and our staff will help you set up an appointment either via Zoom or phone. Let's stay connected together.
The Counseling and Testing Center is the primary mental health agency for the University of Idaho students on campus. We provide mental health services and support our students to enhance their educational, emotional, psychological, social, and cultural well-being. We have an unwavering commitment to social justice, equity, and inclusion. Therefore, we strive to offer culturally informed services and programs by providing a safe space to be heard, appreciated, and accepted.