Vandals Matter is a campus wide campaign focused on mental health awareness, stigma reduction, and connecting students to resources and the Vandal Community. We’re here for you. You matter. Vandals Matter
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