Counseling Resources and Information
The following sites offer information about mental and physical health. These organizations are only to serve as a reference and starting point for those seeking help. Obtaining information about a medical problem on-line is no substitute for seeking one-on-one treatment from a health care provider who can assess your history, your current condition, and your on-going needs. If you are experiencing a problem, the Counseling Center strongly urges you to come and talk with a member of our staff for confidential assistance.
ULifeline is a project of The Jed Foundation, the nation’s leading organization working to protect the emotional health of America’s college students, and was developed with input from leading experts in mental health and higher education. The Jed Foundation provides ULifeline to all colleges and universities free of charge, regardless of the size or type of institution. Currently, more than 1,300 colleges and universities participate in the ULifeline Network including Mount Ida.
The Jed Foundation www.jedfoundation.org
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students, and untreated mental health problems prevent thousands more students from graduating every year. The Jed Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization working to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college students. The Jed Foundation’s programs are guided by an expert board of mental health professionals and target students, parents, colleges, the medical community, and the general public.
Half of Us www.halfofus.com
Through Half of Us, mtvU and The Jed Foundation wants to initiate a public dialogue to raise awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues and connect students to the appropriate resources to get help. In planning for the campaign, mtvU conducted extensive research on how stress and depression are affecting young people nationwide. Half of Us provides resources, videos and materials that may be helpful to students.