Your health and safety is our primary concern. Through BU|BeWell, Butler offers students many resources to support their mental health and overall well-being. We want to make you aware of all of the resources that are available to assist students with their mental health and not just our counseling office. Options are available to meet varying levels of individual needs.
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It can be tough to know what resource you need when you aren’t sure how you’re feeling. The following prompts can be used to check in with yourself & determine which methods of self-care might be beneficial These prompts can be used at any time to help identify whrere you might direct your self-care.
- How are you really feeling today? What’s one small thing you could do that would help you feel better?
- How do you know when you need to take a break?
- When you need a break, do you prefer to spend time alone or with others?
- How can you prioritize your basic needs first (drinking water, nourishing your body, getting enough sleep)?
If you’d like to take a mental health screening, check out the two below:
- You can find information for Butler’s therapy services on the Counseling and Consultation Services website.
Butler students, faculty, and staff have access to the popular well-being app, Calm, for free! Find more information, including sign up instructions, on our Butler Calm page.
- Butler University has partnered with Indiana-based company, Preventia, to provide mental telehealth services for students. Students can receive 10 free virtual therapy and/or coaching appointments per year. Find out more on the Preventia page.
- Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be experiencing a mental health challenge and how to connect them to appropriate care. The 3-year certification is FREE for Butler students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni.
- Learn more about the MHFA program.
- The Center for Faith and Vocation – spiritual and vocational exploration and guidance.
- The Center for Academic Success and Exploration – academic exploration and guidance.
- Student Disability Services – disability support and guidance.
- Uber Transportation – SGA supported Uber rides to clinics and emergency facilities.
- Let’s Talk – a FREE service that offers students a brief, informal, confidential consultation with a Butler counseling staff member.
- Are you a faculty or staff member or student wanting to help a student? Read Counseling and Consultation Services suggestions for helping a student on campus. Utilize a trauma-informed approach to help them feel safe and supported.
- You can reach out directly to our Dean of Students by submitting a Care Report if you know of a student who needs help.
Seize the Awkward
- Having a conversation about mental health might be uncomfortable, but it can make all the difference. Check out these tools from Seize the Awkward that can help you support the people in your life.
- The Steve Fund—Mental and emotional well-being support for young people of color
- NAMI of Greater Indianapolis BIPOC Resources—Education, support groups, events and local BIPOC therapists listing
- The Loveland Foundation—Rachel Cargle’s foundation to support opportunity and health for Black women and girls
- The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation—founded to normalize, improve access to mental health resources and break the stigma of mental health for Black communities.
- The National Queer and Trans Therapist of Color Network—has a mental health fund, a directory of therapists and resources
- AAKOMA Project—mental health resources for youth and their families
- Latinx Therapy—resources, therapists list, podcast and more for the Latinx community
- Therapy for Latinx—Latinx therapist database
- Healing Ninjas—a resource focused on the health and healing of people of color
- Student of Color Support Group—offered in the Diversity Center through Counseling and Consultation Services
- Live Another Day—extensive information on mental health and substance use resources for People of Color. Their mission is equal access to life-saving resources.
- The Summit Wellness Group—recognizing the signs of drug abuse can save a life. This guide offers an abundance of guidance in recognizing and responding to signs of drug abuse.
- The Trevor Project – mental health resources for LGBTQIA+ youth.
- GenderNexus – Indianapolis based organization to offer services to gender diverse people including short term counseling, care coordination, group support and more.
- Indiana Youth Group – support group with a variety of services for LGBTQIA+ youth in Indiana.
- Eskenazi Gender Health Program – Eskenazi hospital provide gender affirming care and support services.
- Queering Indy – Facebook page providing resources for the LGBTQIA+ community in Indianapolis.
- Trans Lifeline – Trans peer support resources and hotline: 1-877-565-8860.
- GLBT National Hotline – 1-888-843-4564.
- Recovery Record – For disordered eating, food and mood log app that prompts entries.
- National Eating Disorder Association – Eating disorder screening and resources
- State Specific Facilities
- Eating Recovery Center- ERC
- Locations in California, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Ohio, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin
- Phone: 866-753-3817
- Center for Discovery
- Locations: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas, Virgina, Washington, and Wisconsin
- Phone: 888-909-1409
- Timberline Knolls
- Location: Lemont, Illinois
- Phone: 844-248-1423
- Eating Recovery Center- ERC
- Quit Drinking – Designed to help listeners relax and overcome the emotional and physical cravings for alcohol.
- Aware Awake Alive – Resources to prevent alcohol overdose including videos, apps, posters, and blood alcohol calculators.
- College Drinking – A resource for students featuring a BAC calculator & alcohol poisoning response tips.
- Indiana Lifeline Law – Learn more about the law put in place to prevent deaths due to alcohol poisoning.
- Drug Rehab Treatment – Drug rehab and drug treatment for young adults dealing with problematic substance use or substance use disorder.
- Overdose Lifeline – Indiana services for those with substance use disorders and their family and friends.
- Non-Suicidal Self Injury
- NSSI Handout provided by Counseling and Consultation Services
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- PTSD Coach – This app provides users with education about PTSD, information about professional care, a self-assessment for PTSD, opportunities to find support, and tools that can help users manage the stresses of daily life with PTSD.
- Emotional and Impulse Control
- DBT Self-Help – DBT Self-help is a tool that helps you manage overwhelming emotions, and break destructive impulsive behaviors.
- General Mental Health Resources