Whether you are a veteran or an active duty military service member, being a college student offers some unique challenges. Counseling Services is here to offer resource information, referral information as well as support in navigating the world of higher education. Please stop in, send an email or set up a time to meet with Meg, the director of counseling, in order to see how we can better support you! Please see the online resources and their links that support Vets, their families and the campus community. Please see the below list of online resources specific to veterans and active duty military personal, but also see the Online Resources for further resources regarding specific issues such as depression, and PTSD.
Online And Other Resources:
Veteran/Military-Related Events in Iowa
US Department of Veterans Affairs: Web site offering a variety of support services and resources for veterans, active military personnel and their families.
Student Vets organization: An organization by student vets for student vets.
The Jed Foundation: Resources for both student vets as well as staff and faculty.
Higher Education Resources for Veterans and Their Families
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Provides a mental health toolkit for campuses.
Coming Home Project: The Coming Home™ Project is a non-profit organization providing holistic services for veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, their families, and their service providers.
BOOTSTRAP: Blending modern scientific stress-management strategies with the ancient wisdom of yoga, BOOTSTRAP is a one-of-a-kind system that has been proven to derail military-related chronic stress quickly, easily and in as little as one hour a day.
Confidential help for Vets and their families. Veterans crisis line for suicide prevention.
Suicide Resource Center: Please visit this website for a list of resources specifically for veterans who have returned to life on the college campus.
Self Helpline: Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline is a groundbreaking crisis support service for members of the DoD community affected by sexual assault. Safe Helpline provides live, one-on-one support, and information to the worldwide DoD community. The service is confidential, anonymous, secure, and available worldwide, 24/7 by click, call, or text — providing victims with the help they need, anytime, anywhere.