Making a difference in mental health
$4.4M grant to IU regional campuses will address community need for school psychologists
The U.S. Department of Education grant will fund Addressing Regional School Psychologist Shortages, whose goal is to develop a workforce of highly prepared and licensed school psychologists who can provide school-based services in districts across the state.Read more
IU is partnering with TimelyMD to better meet students’ needs
Free, 24/7 virtual mental health care services offered
All enrolled students on all IU campuses, as well as IU Online students, will have free access to TimelyCare, including on-demand mental health and emotional support, appointment-based mental health counseling, health coaching, and a peer support community.
Irsay Institute, funded by gift from Jim Irsay family, will further university’s research and training
Research institute addresses stigma around mental health
Along with targeting stigma, Irsay Institute researchers are tackling issues of substance use disorder, sexuality and reproduction, the health care system, global health, and the effects of climate on health.
How to be a mental health ally: Student edition
IU Chief Health Officer Aaron Carroll offers resources and tips to help students become mental health allies and take care of themselves and their peers. “This is one area where we can all work together and take care of each other,” he said.
How to be a mental health ally: Faculty, staff edition
University faculty and staff are in a unique position to make sure students know how and when to access help should they need it. IU Chief Health Officer Aaron Carroll offers a few ways to support student wellness.
IUPD’s first full-time social worker provides unique support
As a licensed social worker, Conner Sturgeon spent his inaugural year on the job ensuring that IUPD is connected to mental health resources and wellness services while providing a vital service to individuals in crisis.
Digital screening tool may help hospitals identify mental health problems often missed in patients who visit the ER for physical complaints
Mental health, substance use issues prevalent among nonpsychiatric emergency room patients
Indiana University researchers found that about 45% of patients who visit the emergency department for physical injuries also have mental health and substance use problems that are often overlooked.
Website supports employee mental health
IU Human Resources and Healthy IU teamed up to develop and launch a new website to support employee mental well-being, which serves as a virtual hub for those seeking help for a mental health concern, or looking for ways to support a co-worker or family member.
Book expands veterans’ access to arts-based wellness
Creative Arts for Vets started to bring various free arts and arts-based wellness exercises to veterans and service members across Indiana. Now “The CAV Book,” with veteran narratives and art-based wellness directives, is available around the globe.