Starting the Conversation: College and Your Student’s Mental Health

This guide is written to provide students with important information about mental health during the college years. This guide is also for parents and families. It’s important to know more about mental health during the college years and proactive steps that can help you support your student if needed.

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Developed in partnership by NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness and The Jed Foundation.

Get Help Now

If you or someone you know needs to talk to someone right now, text, call, or chat 988 for a free confidential conversation with a trained counselor 24/7. 

You can also contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741-741.

If this is a medical emergency or if there is immediate danger of harm, call 911 and explain that you need support for a mental health crisis.