ABOUT STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Find below a selection of online resources on mental health and well-being for young adults available to the general public*. It helps to learn about mental and emotional health and the common ways in which difficulties manifest among university students.

The crisis helplines in Spain are for anyone who needs to talk confidentially and anonymously about their mental health struggles.

* Most of the websites below are based in the US or the UK, including their contact information and helplines. To receive support locally, please consult the corresponding sections on our website.

LEARN

MENTAL HEALTH IS HEALTH

Descriptions, real-life examples, and general advice about negative emotions, behaviors, and situations.

SELF-EVALUATOR

A self-administered screener* to identify symptoms in four different domains: depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and alcohol and substance misuse.

Note: Skip Step 2 “Find Your School.” You can still access the screener without this information.

* These self-tests are meant for information only. If you have any reason to be concerned, you should always consult a medical or mental health professional for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You may also book an appointment with our counseling services by email at Counseling.IEU@ie.edu.

ENGAGE

LOOKING AFTER YOUR MENTAL HEALTH – RESOURCES

Guidelines about signs to watch for, recommended activities, and further resources you can explore.

LOVE IS LOUDER

Practical advice on specific actions to Stay Calm, Stay Active, and Stay Connected.

PRESSURE TO BE PERFECT

A downloadable toolkit with ideas and suggestions about the dos and don’ts on Instagram.

SUPPORT A FRIEND

SEIZE THE AWKWARD

Testimonials about mental and emotional health by celebrities who talk about the importance of sharing how you feel or making yourself available to friends in need.

SUPPORTING A FRIEND

Recommendations about how to support a friend who is experiencing symptoms of mental health difficulties.

SEEK HELP

(+34) 024 (in Spanish)

The national suicide prevention hotline for individuals experiencing distress, despair, or suicidal thoughts. Family and friends may call for advice. Available 24/7.

(+34) 900 525 100 (in English)

A confidential and anonymous helpline run by the Samaritans, a British NGO in Spain that provides emotional support over the phone to whoever is experiencing distress, despair, or suicidal thoughts. Available every day between 10:00 – 22:00.

BEFRIENDERS is a global network of associations that provide emotional support over the phone.

Their database includes countries whose registered organizations offer free help in English or their local language.

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