Connecting U & I
Connecting U & I is a university wide initiative to help students connect to resources, support, and others on campus. Whether you are a finding support for yourself or helping someone else access the resources they need, we are here to help.
Mental Health Resources
State & National Resources
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline
- SAMHSA National Helpline for Substance Use and Mental Health
- Alternatives to Violence on the Palouse
- RAINN: National Sexual Assault Resources
- Trevor Project for those under 25
- Trans Lifeline
- Phone: 877-565-8860
- LGBT National Hotline
- Phone: 888-843-4564 (M-F, 1-9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. 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
Relationship Safety Resources
- Be aware of what you and your partner want for yourselves and what you want from the relationship.
- Let one another know what your needs are.
- Realize your partner will not be able to meet all your needs. Some of these needs will have to be met outside of the relationship.
- Be willing to negotiate and compromise on the things you want from one another.
- Do not demand a partner change to meet all your expectations. Work to accept the differences between your ideal mate and the real person you are dating.
- Try to see things from the other's point of view. This doesn't mean you must agree with one another all the time, but rather both of you can understand and respect each other's differences, points of view and separate needs.
- Where critical differences do exist in your expectations, needs, or opinions, try to work honestly and sincerely to negotiate. Seek professional help early rather than waiting until the situation becomes critical.
- Do your best to treat your partner in a way that says, "I love you and trust you, and I want to work this out."
Submit a concern
We CARE about student success and well-being. The mission of VandalCARE is to provide care and concern for students who may be in distress.
Mental Health First Aid
Helping faculty, staff and students understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
1-hour training program to help faculty, staff and students respond to someone in a mental health crisis and thinking about suicide.