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Spring 2022/COVID-19 Updates: The College has removed on-campus mask mandates, effective immediately. Read More

Feeling tired, anxious, disjointed or overwhelmed?  We have a space in Hendren Hall for you to unwind.  Come on in to the YOTE ZONE.  Give depression light therapy, relaxation sites, and monthly chair massages a try!

Students

  • FREE  Counseling
  • FREE online screenings *
  • FREE Psych PA visits

Faculty & Staff Counseling Benefits 

Contact: IBH Employee Assistance Program (800-395-1616), available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Web Resources

College students are at an age particularly vulnerable for developing mental health disorders. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students. To become informed about the signs and symptoms of depression and other emotional disorders, go to Ulifeline. Ulifeline provides a safe, private, user-friendly place for students to learn more about mental health. Ulifeline is a confidential and secure web site, free of advertisements and commercials. For self-assessment, concern about a friend, a Mental Health Reference Library, health questions and answers, and a drug reference database, Ulifeline is a valuable resource.

The National Sleep Foundation has a goal of promoting healthy sleep for all.  NSF works in partnership with leaders in the fields of sleep science and medicine to raise awareness of the importance of sleep, treatment for sleep problems and the consequences of sleep loss. To find out more, go to www.sleepfoundation.org.

The College of Idaho recently partnered with MyDoorSign.com for our all-gender restroom signs. Information for all-gender restroom signs can be found here

People who are looking for a guide to help understand the different types of eating disorders, as well as common treatments, are encouraged to click here.

Sensory Room

The Sensory Room is a safe space in the Health & Wellness Center open to all students for relaxation, studying, and sensory stimulation, stress management. Sensory rooms are specifically designed to provide immersive, multisensory experiences to help students with sensory integration disorders, as well as students experiencing stress and anxiety.

The Sensory Room is generally open Monday – Friday 8 AM to 6 PM. During the school week, no appointment is necessary to visit the Sensory Room though the Sensory Room may be closed intermittently for counseling appointments and as a safe room for students to decompress during difficult situations. Contact [email protected] to request a visit outside of the regularly scheduled hours. The Wellness Center front desk student employee can always assist you to access the Sensory Room.

Sensory Rooms provide a safe and interactive environment for students to explore their senses and improve the way they process new information. Sensory rooms aim to create a feeling of safety where sensory stimulation is within a student's control.

Although sensory rooms have historically been designed for children, research indicates people of all ages benefit from the use of sensory rooms when coping with stress, anxiety, emotional regulation, and sensory stimulation. Sensory rooms can also provide neurodiverse students the opportunity to manage emotions and cope with overwhelming situations in a healthy way. Research shows that providing a stimulating environment can increase concentration and focus attention, improve coordination and motor development, promote mental and physical relaxation, promote cognitive development and increased brain function, foster creativity, promote social interactions, and provide a safe environment where students can freely express themselves.