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Mobile Crisis Outreach Dispatch: 1-855-800-1239

A mental health counselor is dispatched to homes, schools, emergency rooms, or public places where a mental health crisis is occurring.

24-Hour Crisis Line: 1-855-325-4296 or
Trained crisis counselors are available via phone, chat, and text to support people dealing with thoughts of suicide or other mental health crises.

UCS Confidential Reporting: 319-335-7294
Speak with and make confidential reports to University Counseling services (UCS).

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Rainn Confidential Sexual Assault Line: 1-800-656-4673

LGBTQ+ Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386

Uiowa Student Health Center: 319-335-8394

Call 911 in Case of All Emergencies

Did you know...

  • Between 1000-1200 students in the U.S. will complete suicide annually
  • On average, there are 132 suicides per day 
  • Ninety percent of people who die by suicide have an underlying — and potentially treatable — mental health condition

(via American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

What is the Green Bandana Project?

Infographic describing the Green Bandana Project. Continue reading for the text version.

The Green Bandana Project is a student-led program​ designed to spread awareness of resources for those with a mental illness or struggling with a mental health crisis to promote a culture of care on our campus. When a student carries a green bandana, it indicates that they are informed with relevant resources and are able to help. All bandana carriers are trained through completion of KOGNITO training, an online simulation that builds awareness, knowledge, and skills about mental health and suicide prevention. 

We'd appreciate your support. Take the pledge here to support and empower those struggling with mental illness and to sign up for more information regarding receiving your Green Bandana.

Pledge Link


The Green Bandana Project originated on the University of Wisconsin's campus in Madison, Wisconsin to promote a stigma-free and supportive environment.
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Kognito is an online, interactive role-play simulation program for students, faculty, and staff that builds awareness, knowledge and skills about mental health and suicide prevention. It prepares users to lead real-life conversations with fellow students and colleagues who are in distress and how to connect them with the support they need.

For Students:

  1. Go to:
  2. Log in using your HawkID and password
  3. On the Compliance and Qualifications page, select the My Training tab at the top of the page
  4. Under the My Training tab, click on the Enroll in Courses button
  5. On the Self Enroll in a Course page, in the Course Title box search for “suicide prevention”
  6. In the search results click on the View Details button for the Kognito Suicide Prevention, Students FY 20 course Follow onscreen prompts to open and take the online training now.

University Counseling Services:
Office of the Ombudsperson:
Student Health:
Student Wellness: