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Being a Student Can be Tough, but it Shouldn't Feel Hopeless.

If you have been feeling sad most of the time for a few weeks or longer and you’re not able to concentrate or do the things you used to enjoy, talk to a trusted adult. You’re not alone. You can feel better. There’s help if you or someone you know is struggling. See below for a current list of available resources. Click on the logos to access. 

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Dedicated to helping you heal from life’s struggles and find balance again. We provide many life-changing behavioral health services to those in need of a little to a lot of care and support. 

Download Season's Importance of Emotional Identification Chart

Season's Center:  1-844-345-4569

**Mobile Crisis Unit Available in Cases with School, Law Enforcement, Hospital and Medical Clinic Involvement

Crisis appointments: Monday - Thursday 8 am - 2 pm

**Appointment for immediate needs**

Provides affordable quality mental health services to the people of the communities we serve, respecting each individual’s dignity, worth, and potential for growth. We ensure an environment of confidentiality and dedication – we put our people first.

Plains Area Mental Health:  1-888-546-0730

As Mental Health and Addiction counseling providers, we have worked with hundreds of clients and understand the intricacies of various psychological issues that people face.

Download Champions State of Mind Brochure

Champions State of Mind:  1-800-592-0180

Elevate Therapy and Assessment offers individual therapy and psychological testing. 

Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm

Elevlate:  712-338-6200

Creative Living Center is a counseling and mental health agency.  The Center’s mission is “Seeking Wholeness in a Broken World" and offers in-person and telehealth sessions. 

Creative Living Center:  1-888-587-2537

Sioux Rivers Regional Mental Health & Disabilities Services provides access, information, and coordination of funding, while providing for the health, hope, and successful outcomes of the residents in our region who have mental health and intellectual/developmental disabilities. 

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

SAMHSA's National Hotline:  1-800-622-4357

When you don’t know who to turn to about a problem with alcohol, drugs, gambling, suicidal thoughts or mental health, Your Life Iowa is here for you 24/7. Free, confidential support to connect you to resources meant to help you get your life back on track.

Your Life Iowa:  1-855-581-8111

Text Line:  1-855-895-8398

A comprehensive list of resources compiled by ISU Extension and Outreach. 

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One Page Resource Guide for Mental Health Crisis Navigation in Dickinson County. 

How Can I Help a Friend?

1. Start the Conversation

"I've noticed that you haven't been acting like yourself lately. Is something going on?"

2. Offer Support

"I really want to help. What can I do to help you right now? Would you like me to go with you to get help?"

3. Be a Friend. Check in.

Include them in your plans. Avoid telling them to get over it. Support them. Tell your friend there is help out there. 

10 Common Warning Signs in Teens and Young Adults

1.  Feeling sad or withdrawn for more than 2 weeks

2.  Self-harm and thoughts of suicide

3.  Severe out-of-control, risk-taking behaviors

4.  Sudden overwhelming fear for no reason

5.  No eating, throwing up, or using laxatives to lose weight - significant weight loss or weight gain

6.  Seeing, hearing or believing things that are not real

7.  Use of drugs or alcohol

8.  Drastic changes in mood, behavior, personality or sleeping habits

9.  Extreme difficulty in concentrating or staying still

10. Intense worries or fears that get in the way of daily activities

Don't forget:

- Surround yourself with family and friends. 

- Talk to a counselor, social worker, nurse or trusted adult. 

- Do what you love: reading, sports, writing, nature walks, creating art.

Experiencing mental health symptoms can be scary and confusing. That's why speaking up and asking for help is a sign of strength. It can be hard to know what to say, but start with something like, "I'm not feeling right. I think I need help. Can I talk to you about it?"

Whether you reach out to a parent, coach, teacher or religious leader, a trusted adult can help you figure out what is next.


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