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Healthy UD: Healthy Mind

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University of Dubuque Counseling

On-campus counseling is confidential and provided at no cost to students. Check out the Counseling & Life Services  on their Moodle page (accessible to faculty and students only).


Information and resources for mental health on the UD campus.

Dubuque Community Support Groups

Local support groups on a wide variety of topics

LGBTQ Resources Page

University of Dubuque's resource guide. Covers resources and services available both on campus, in the Dubuque area, and nation-wide related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer or questioning, intersex, and asexual communities.


Local non-profit agency that provides addiction and gambling treatment services

Check Out a Movie

Movies are located on the 3rd floor of Charles C. Myers Library.

Sleep Help information about sleep health

Best Insomnia Apps of 2015 by Healthline

Center for Counseling & Personal Growth by Clark University, Worcester, MA

Meditation Apps


  • Contains hundreds of guided meditations of various lengths, and informational videos on dealing with stress, insomnia, sudden meltdowns, and more.

Smiling Mind

  • Includes variety of mindfulness meditation programs for individual and classroom use



University of Dubuque's Counseling & Life Services Facebook Page

Adverse Childhood Experiences

  • The Central Iowa ACEs Steering Committee for raising awareness of the life-long impacts of childhood trauma and support initiatives working to prevent or mitigate its effects.

Dale Easley's Blog and Essays

  • Blog of reflections and stories by Dale Easley, UD Department of Natural & Applied Sciences Professor.

Self-Compassion Resources

  • Website devoted to self-compassion resources created by Dr. Kristin Neff, Associate Professor at University of Texas at Austin.

Mental Health Toolbox 

  • Mental health resources from Clark University's Center for Counseling and Personal Growth.

ACES Too High 

  • A news site that reports on research related to adverse childhood experiences.

Kati Morton

  • Website with videos on a wide variety of mental health topics, group chat rooms, and mental health resources from a licensed therapist

Best mental health blogs of 2015

  • List of highly rated mental health blogs created by Healthline.

Bipolar Burble 

  • Information on bipolar disorder by writer, speaker, and social media consultant Natasha Tracy

Blogging for Mental Health 

  • An article on the mental health benefits of blogging by the American Psychological Association

Becoming Who You Are

  • 20 Uplifting Quotes on Self-Compassion for a Rainy Day

Mental Health Break

  • Web comic by artist Rudy Loewe on her experience in a mental health clinic

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMSA)

  • The agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that strives to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on American communities.


Check Out a Book

YouTube Channels

Gratefulness Texts


This is a service that can help us be more consistent with writing down something we are grateful for each day. You can sign up to receive one or two text messages per day asking what you're grateful for. When you text back, your texts are stored. At the end of the week you will receive an email recapping the things you texted. It will be stored in your account on the website as well, so you can return to it whenever you want.

Graphic Novels