EAP & Mental Health Resources

Butler offers faculty and staff many resources to support their mental health and overall well-being. Review the list below for resources available to assist with mental health.

A mental health crisis is any situation in which a person’s behavior puts them at risk of hurting themselves or others and/or prevents them from being able to care for themselves or function effectively in the community. Many things can lead to a mental health crisis. Below are ways you can respond if you or someone else is experiencing a mental health crisis.

If someone needs immediate medical attention, is threatening immediate self-harm, or has attempted suicide please call 911 immediately.

ComPsych Guidance Resources Program

The ComPsych Guidance Resources Program (EAP), provides support, resources, and information for personal and work-life issues. The program is confidential and is provided at no charge to you and all members of your household.

ComPsych clinicians and consultants help employees identify and clarify concerns and develop a plan of action to create solutions that work. If additional assistance is needed, ComPsych will assist employees in finding resources that may be covered by their insurance and meet their financial capabilities.

Resources can be provided for:

  • Stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Grief and loss
  • College planning
  • Debt and bankruptcy
  • Relationship/marital conflicts
  • Substance abuse
  • Moving and relocatio
  • Civil and criminal actions
  • Job pressures
  • Child and elder care
  • Divorce and family law
  • Retirement planning
  • Estate planning
  • Online Will preparation


988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

The 988 Lifeline is a national network of over 200 local, independent crisis centers equipped to help people in mental health-related distress or experiencing a suicidal crisis via call, chat, or text. The 988 Lifeline provides free and confidential support to people in suicidal crisis or mental health related distress 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The U.S. Mental Health America of Indiana (MHAI), Crisis Services Pillar, launched its 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline call center on March 13, 2023. The MHAI 988 program will work with the existing 988 centers and FSSA/DMHA to provide a phase of crisis continuum, and importantly, someone to call. View more 988 information (PDF).

Calm App

Thanks to a collaboration between Student Affairs and Human Resources, Butler University has a partnership with Calm for all current students and a limited number of faculty and staff. Visit https://www.butler.edu/well-being/mental-health/calm/ for more information on Calm and to register for your premium subscription.

Ecotherapy Trails

Collaborative work between the Center for Urban Ecology and Sustainability (CUES) and BU|BeWell, has resulted in the proud launch of Ecotherapy at Butler.

Ecotherapy is a mental health practice that involves engagement with the natural environment to work through mental health challenges and increase wellness. There are many forms of ecotherapy, including horticultural therapy, animal-assisted therapy, walking meditation, forest bathing, and more. While it is not a solution for advanced mental health challenges on its own, ecotherapy is an accessible practice for mental health protection and overall wellness. It can be as easy as stepping outside and breathing. You can try ecotherapy right here on campus.

Use Ecotherapy Trails, either Route 1 or Route 2 to get you started. Visit the Ecotherapy at Butler website for more information.


Through BU|BeWell, we foster a positive environment that helps students, faculty, and staff grow, learn, and be the best version of themselves. Visit the BU|BeWell website for additional information on opportunities available.

Community Resources:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988
  • St. Vincent’s Stress Center 24-hour line: 317-338-4800
  • Community North 24-hour line: 317-621-5700 or text HelpNow to 20121
  • Local Crisis Hotline: 317-251-7575
  • Crisis Text line: text HOME to 741741