Resources for Online/Distant Students
If you have questions or need further assistance, please call 208-426-1459
Finding Counseling Services:
Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Text or call 988 – available 24/7
The Trevor Project
LGBTQ+ Crisis Response: Call 1 (866) 488-7386 or text START to 678678. Offers 24/7, free and confidential support via phone, text, or chat
The Steve Fund
People of Color Crisis Text Line: Text STEVE to 741741. Offers 24/7, free connection with a culturally trained crisis counselor via text.
Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741. Offers 24/7, free connection with a crisis counselor via text, chat, and messaging through WhatsApp
SAMHSA’s National Helpline
A confidential, free, 24/7 information service providing referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations
1 (800) 662-HELP
An anonymous, online, confidential, free resource center for colleges/universities. Their site has a screening tool to assist you in determining your needs.
National Grad Crisis Line
Helps graduate students reach free, confidential telephone counseling, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and information/referral services provided by trained call-takers.
1 (877) 474-3457
A virtual crisis center and offers a private web chat staffed by trained volunteers.
1 (800) 422-HOPE (4673)
1 (877) 565-8860
Mental and Emotional Wellbeing
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Offers articles, tips/suggestions and education on a variety of mental health concerns.
Anxiety & Depression
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
They offer a “Find a Therapist” option as well as online support groups, education, tips on management.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
They offer crisis intervention, education, wellness tracker, support group finder.
Depression in Men
They offer screening tools, education, referrals, and prevention tips.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)
I have insurance; how do I know who/what is covered; how much do I have to pay?
- On the back of your issued insurance card you will find a website address as well as a toll free phone number. By calling the number on the back of your insurance card, you will be able to speak with a case manager who can assist you in understanding what services are covered and what your co-pay and deductible will be. They can also assist in referring you to providers within your community.
I don’t have insurance OR my deductible is too high to meet. What can I do?
- Many agencies/providers offer low-cost (sliding scale fee) services and, sometimes, free (pro-bono) services. The best way to find out is to call and inquire if an agency/provider offers these services. Many times you will only need to complete a small application to receive a reduced fee/pro-bono services.