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Checking in several months into the pandemic

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As we continue to navigate this tumultuous time, problem-solving, stress management and adaptation strategies remain important. Take a few minutes to support your mental well-being by doing these self-reflection exercises.

If you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed, the Department of Mental Health Services (DMHS) is available for support. DMHS offers individual psychotherapy, couples counseling, group counseling and psychiatric services. Currently, all services are available via telehealth.

DMHS also can assist in connecting to other resources as needed. IU School of Medicine trainees statewide can reach out to DMHS at:

In urgent situations, the DMHS Crisis Line is available 24/7: (317) 278-4357 (HELP)

  • Calls are answered by a licensed mental health clinician who can provide assistance and contact the on-call DMHS clinician for urgent help.
  • Anyone can call the crisis line on behalf of a trainee, and calls can be made anonymously.

When should I seek help?

Seek support if you are experiencing these common warning signs and risk factors for emotional distress.

And check out the Mental Health Continuum to determine when it’s time to enlist professional care.

Practice self-care

Think about how frequently, and how well, you are performing self-care activities to maintain good health and improve well-being by taking this self-care assessment.

Regional Campus Resources

Additional resources for regional campus trainees Regional campus medical students have additional local resources as listed below. They also may reach out to DMHS to explore their resource options as these resources continue to develop over time.

Campus  Counseling Resource

 Bloomington

 IU Bloomington CAPS (812) 855-4011
 Evansville  University of Evansville Counseling Center (812) 488-2663
 Fort Wayne  Bowen Center (260) 481-5748
 Muncie  Ball State University Counseling Center (765) 285-1736
 Northwest-Gary  Contact DMHS or Dr. Dana Lasek (317) 278-2382 for referral to a NW-Gary therapist
 South Bend  IU South Bend Counseling Center (574) 520-4125
 Terre Haute  Indiana State University Counseling Center (812) 237-3939
 West Lafayette  Contact Dr. Colleen Maguire-Jackson, Purdue Veterinary Medicine Counseling, pvmwellbeing@purdue.edu