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Stress and Mental Health: Supporting Services for UNI Faculty and Staff

Stress, Mental Health, and Grief Services

Supporting Services for UNI Faculty and Staff

Emergency Care — ER or 911

Emergency mental health treatment and emergency substance abuse treatment should seek emergency care (ER or 911).

Mental Health Services Covered by Our Health Insurance Plans

UNI's self-insured health plans cover mental health services for all enrolled members.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Through the free confidential Employee Assistance Program benefit eligible employees and their families are eligible for:

  • Free short-term* counseling for up to six (6) sessions per life circumstance per year.
  • Free legal advice with an attorney for one hour per year.
  • Free financial advice with a financial advisor for one hour per year.
  • Free EAP COVID-19 webinars.

*EAP is meant for short-term assistance for life challenges that have exacerbated emotional and mental health needs. Individuals needing services and more long-term assistance for mental health should seek treatment from a healthcare provider through their health insurance plan.

Free Educational Resources at UNI

LinkedIn Learning

Principal Financial

UNI’s life insurance and long term disability (LTD) vendor provides additional support for grieving individuals through Magellan Healthcare.

Resources for Racial Trauma

Additional Resources

Your Life Iowa

Iowans can chat live, text or call to get information, research treatment options, and explore nearby help directly through the Your Life Iowa webpage.

Healthiest State: Make it Ok

In an effort to reduce the stigma and raise awareness of the prevalence and impact of mental health, the Healthiest State has launched the "Make it Ok" campaign. Visit the Make it Ok webpage for additional information and stories from other Iowans and how they found help and treatment.

COVID Recovery Iowa

COVID Recovery Iowa offers free virtual counseling and assistance for all Iowans affected by COVID-19. Visit the COVID Recovery Iowa webpage for additional information.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 24 hours a day: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Alcoholics Anonymous®

Employees concerned about an alcohol abuse problem may contact Alcoholics Anonymous. Locate support groups on a local basis through the AA Resource Center for Iowa.

Cedar Valley Hospice

Visit the Cedar Valley Hospice webpage to learn about sharing grief and healing with others through local support groups.

NAMI (National Alliance On Mental Illness)

Black Hawk County

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