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Toolbox Resources

If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, please call one of the following numbers, or 9-1-1.
IU Hotline:
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) 1-812-855-5711 (press 1 after 4:30 pm)
National 24-hour Hotlines :
  • Crisis Text Line: Text 741-741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime and receive a live response from a trained Crisis Counselor
  • National Hopeline Network 1-800-422-HOPE (4673)
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • The Trevor Lifeline (866) 488-7386

On Campus Resources

If you are unsure about what constitutes a mental health problem, there are resources available at Indiana University to assist. Some to note are:

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides 24/7 assistance to those in need by calling 812-855-5711

CAPS works with thousands of IU Bloomington students each year. While their well-trained staff is prepared to handle serious mental health crises, they also offer support for students who are looking for an opportunity to discuss problems with someone they can trust.

Some of the problems they treat include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Sexual assault
  • Feelings of inadequacy
  • Substance abuse
  • Difficulty adjusting to college

For more information, click here.

Crimson CORPS
Crimson CORPS is a group of carefully selected undergraduate students trained and supervised by the professional staff at IU’s Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS). The mission of the CORPS is to promote a culture of compassion and action at IU, and to bring awareness to issues of emotional well-being within the student community. The CORPS does this through peer-to-peer support, advocacy, and outreach. Crimson CORPS provides a listing of screenings and all campus resources here.

Culture of Care
Culture of Care is an expansive effort of the members of the Bloomington and Indiana University communities to grow a culture that holds students, faculty, and the Bloomington community accountable for promoting safety and well-being for all its members. The movement formed in response to a series of occurrences and trends which we perceived as a threat to the physical, social, and emotional health of many individuals. For details about Culture of Care events and opportunities, click here: http://care.indiana.edu

Off Campus / Community

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - Greater Bloomington Area
NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports, and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need.  NAMI-GBA is the local affiliate. For information about local events or services, click here.

Bring Change 2 Mind

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Bring Change 2 Mind’s mission is to eradicate the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness. The BC2M website serves as a portal to a broad coalition of organizations that provide service, screening, information, support and treatment of mental illness.

Additional Resources

> Drug Abuse Counselors

> Comprehensive Guide to Drugs on Campus


Jed Foundation - Promoting emotional health


Halfofus.com - MTV's Mental Health site





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