Mental Health Campaign
We’re here for you. Together we can increase mental health awareness, reduce stigma, and connect students to resources and the Vandal Community.
How we think is an overall part of our mental well-being. Thoughts are our ideas, opinions, and beliefs about ourselves and the world around us. They can be shaped by our environment, experiences, and genetics, and can impact how we feel.
It can sometimes be difficult to identify and express how we are feeling. Here are a few examples of emotions we may be feeling. All emotions are valid and mental well-being includes a wide variety of emotions.
State & National Resources
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline
- SAMHSA National Helpline for Substance Use and Mental Health
- Trevor Project for those under 25
- Trans Lifeline
- Phone: 877-565-8860
- LGBT National Hotline
- Phone: 888-843-4564 (M-F, 1-9 pm, Sat 9 am - 2 pm PST)
Family and Friends
- "Friends for Survival" Suicide Loss Helpline for those who are grieving
- Phone: 800-646-7322
- Develop a support network of friends. Campus and extracurricular activities such as intramurals at the Student Recreation Center, joining a student club or attending campus events is a great way to meet new people.
- If you have concerns about your study habits, ability to take tests or how to manage coursework, talk to a counselor, find academic assistance or talk with your advisor.
- Stay active. Regular physical activity can improve your mood, relieve depression and increase feelings of well-being. Visit Campus Recreation, offering group fitness classes and personal training, to help you get started.
- Visit the Vandal Health Clinic, and discuss concerns with a health professional. If the health professional advises treatment, follow instructions. Watch for side effects, and attend follow-up appointments to assess improvement.
- If you or someone you know is considering suicide, contact the Counseling & Testing Center or the Vandal Health Clinic. If you aren't comfortable talking to someone on campus, call the suicide hotline at 800-273-8255.
Attend a Training
- QPR: Question, Persuade Refer Suicide Prevention training
- This evidenced-based, 1-hour training program to help faculty, staff and students respond to someone in a mental health crisis and thinking about suicide. Participants will learn how to: Recognize the warning signs of suicide, offer hope, get help and save a life. Register
- Mental Health First Aid Training
- This certification program helps faculty, staff and students understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health related crisis. This is an interactive 8-hour course that presents an overview of: Depression and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, psychosis and substance use disorders and teaches an action plan. Register
Mental Health First Aid
Helping faculty, staff and students understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.