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Student Mental Health

Many students experience periods of psychological or emotional distress at some point during their college career. Some of our students may also have issues with stress and may need guidance on how to manage stress. The vast majority of these students are able to continue their studies, and benefit from the structure and support of the University environment.   All students who are enrolled in the current semester (part-time or full-time) are eligible for free, confidential counseling services.  The Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC) offers individual, group, and couples counseling, as well as Biofeedback Training.

For an emergency or immediate response, please contact Public Safety (208-282-2515) or call 911.

In the non-critical cases that may arise in the laboratory, students may be referred to the CMHC by following the procedure outlined below.

1 Recognize the Problem: the student may tell you about personal or academic problems that are making it difficult to function academically and their behavior may show unusual stress, depression, confusion, and/or anxiety. They could make reference to personal problems in their assignments or through email communication.
2 Talk to the Student: schedule a time to meet with the student. Take the time to listen and understand what they are experiencing. Please read the Student Assistance Guide before meeting with the student.
3 Refer: most likely, you will not be professionally equipped to give the needed help to the student and are encouraged to refer the student to the CMHC .  
A. Suggest in a caring, concerned, and open manner that the student talk with a trained counselor. You can then walk the student to the counseling offices in either Pocatello or Idaho Falls or provide them with the correct CMHC contact information.
B. Fill in the Office of the Dean of Students Notice of Concern form.