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Well-Being 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. These tools do not replace therapy or offer you a diagnosis, but can be used as a guide for understanding your experience. We recommend you call the counseling center at 515-216-5100 if you have any questions, concerns, or reflections regarding your results.

Visit Uwill to FREE access over 50 self-help resources! 

Mental Health Resources 

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Eating Disorder: 

Sexual Assault

Coping Resources

Journaling: 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 or moving my body today?
5)  What beauty am I either creating, cultivating or inviting in today?
6)  How am I feeling today? What would help me feel better?

Anxiety Management
1) Stress Management

2) Grounding Exercise Resource

3) Mindfulness - What's in my Control vs. Out of my Control

Improving Motivation 

1) Increasing Motivation During Transition into the World of Remote Learning

2) 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.

3) Learn more about Self-Care Activities

Race-Related Stress

1) Coping strategies

2) Asian American and Pacific Islander Mental Health

3) Black/African American Mental Health

4) Latinx Mental Health


Suicide Prevention: 

Your life has value, and we care about your safety and quality of life. If you are having thoughts about hurting yourself, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - dial or text 988. You can also visit your nearest ER or contact the following resources: 

1) Uwill Crisis Hotline: 833.646.1526

2) Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 988

3) Your Life Iowa: Call (855-581-8111), Text (855-895-8398), or live chat

4) Trevor Project Crisis Line for LGBTQ Young People: offers text, chat, and phone options.

5) Crisis Text Line: Text 741741

  • BIPOC students can text COALITION to 741741 to receive support specifically for BIPOC communities.

6) Trans Lifeline for Trans peer support: Call 877-565-8860

7) Queer and Trans BIPOC Crisis Resources

8) 24/7 Local Crisis Line: Call 211 or 988

9)  Mobile Crisis: In an emergent situation, please call 911 and tell law enforcement dispatch that there is a mental health crisis and clearly explain the situation. For non-emergent situations, please call the non-emergent DMPD dispatch at (515) 283-4811 or Drake Public Safety at 515-271-2222

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