Need to Know
Some stress and anxiety is common and expected as you navigate student life. We’ve included self-help and soothing strategies below that you can use to help calm yourself. If you (or a friend) are in crisis, please contact the professional resources below.
- Consider using one of these apps or websites for support right now: Helpful calming apps
- Grounding techniques may be able to help. Here are some ways to help ground yourself:
- Say a safety statement: “My name is _____; I am safe right now. I am in the present, not in the past. I am located in ____ and the date is ______.”
- Count to 10 and back or say the alphabet slowly, focusing on the task.
- Run cool or warm water over your hands
- Remember a safe place or the words to an inspiring song, poem, or quote that makes you feel better.
- The professionals at The Office of Counseling and Consultation Services are trained to provide you with support. You can contact them at 317-940-9385 or visit HRC 120.
- SGA’s partnership with Uber can take you or a friend to St. Vincent’s Stress Center, which provides mental health support, for free. You can contact St. Vincent’s Stress Center at 317-338-4800.
There is hope, we’re here to help. It can be difficult to know the difference between sadness and depression–consider utilizing the Let’s Talk program from Counseling and Consultation Services for advice and support. The Let’s Talk program is a free offering that can help you sort out what you’re feeling and determine next steps.
- Call 911 or BUPD if there is an immediate emergency for yourself or someone else.
- Counseling and Consultation Services is available. You can contact them at 317-940-9385 or visit HRC 120.
- St. Vincent’s Stress Center has a 24 hour phone crisis hotline at 317-338-4800.
- Prefer to text? Text Community Hospital North’s 24-hour line at 317-621-5700.
There are campus and local resources that can help. Be mindful that many people exposed to an STI may not show symptoms, so it is important to get tested.
- If you think you may have an STI you can make an appointment with Health Services by calling 317-940-9385. You can also visit the MyHealth.Butler.edu secure website to schedule an appointment.
- The Damien Center offers free and confidential testing for Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphilis, and HIV. You can make an appointment by calling 317-632-0123. You can also visit damien.org for more information on testing hours and locations.
You are not alone. We are here to help.
- Find support through The Office of Counseling and Consultation Services—services are free and confidential for students.
- The Sexual Assault Respone and Prevention Specialists can help you get connected to resources on and off campus.
- In a crisis or after hours you can contact the confidential Julian Center Crisis Line (317-920-9320) or BUPD (317-940-9396).
You are not alone, we are here to support you. Recovery is possible and probable. There is help available through these hotlines, warmlines, and resources.
- Counseling and Consulation Services can support you through this challenging time with options for counseling, a variety of self-help resources, and a catalog of local mental health providers through Thriving Campus.
National and Community Resources
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988 or 1-800-273-8255
Crisis Textline: 741-741
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