Mental Health

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.

CRISIS: If this is a mental health crisis, please click here to connect to immediate services.

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:

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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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-HelpDBT Self-help is a tool that helps you manage overwhelming emotions, and break destructive impulsive behaviors.
  • General Mental Health Resources