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Mental Health Resources 

If you think you’re struggling with your mental health and would like to learn more about what kind of help maybe beneficial to you, please explore the following self-quizzes. If you have questions or concerns regarding your results, you can call the Counseling Center and speak with a professional. 515-271-3864.

Suicide Prevention:


    If you are having thoughts about hurting yourself please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1/800/273-TALK or text 748748.
    You can also visit your nearest ER.

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Student Resources

Tips for supporting your mental health during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Keeping a journal can be a great way to stay grounded,
explore what we're feeling, and find peace.
Below are daily journal prompts that can be helpful during challenging times:
1)  What am I grateful for today?
2)  Who am I checking in on or connecting with today?
3)  What expectations of "normal" am I letting go of today?
4)  How am I getting outside today?
5)  How am I moving my body today?
6)  What beauty am I either creating, cultivating or inviting in today?
7)  How am I feeling today?
CDC website - Recommendations for Managing Stress/Anxiety 
Good for both students and parents of students

Grounding Exercise Resource

Mindfulness - What's in my Control vs. Out of my Control
Increasing Motivation During Transition into the World of Remote Learning

  • ULifeline Resource An anonymous, confidential, online resource center, where college students can be comfortable searching for the information they need and want regarding emotional health.
  • Seize the Awkward Online resource center for college students to learn how to navigate awkward conversations regarding mental health
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