UIU counseling services is available for parents to contact when there is a concern about your student. Please feel free to contact the Director of Counseling and Wellness Services at 563-425-5786 with any concerns regarding your student. The director of counseling will be able to assist you within the limits of confidentiality. The director of counseling services is happy to problem solve a concern, however, if there is not a release of information the director of counseling is limited by law as to what information can be shared with you.
The Jed Foundation, a nonprofit organization working to prevent suicide and promote mental health among college students, offers excellent suggestions in an article called "Protecting Your Child's Mental Health: What Parents Can Do." The Jed Foundation, along with the American Psychiatric Foundation, has also created a website called Transition Year for students and parents, with resources for student emotional health and wellness.