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Idaho State University

RESPOND: Partnering for Campus Mental Health


Mental health problems affect each of us. You can take action to RESPOND effectively.

About 1 in 5 of us will experience a diagnosable mental illness this year. All of us experience emotional pain or distress at times in our lives. Most of us want to help yet often feel uncertain about what to do or say. RESPOND will empower you to offer effective support and useful referrals to a student or colleague. The course provides a basic overview of symptoms often associated with mental health problems and offers an action plan to help you RESPOND effectively. The course will address campus policies such as FERPA, as well as mental health resources.

Simply being present can change a life. 

Training is a full day, from 8:30am-4:30pm.

 Upcoming Training Dates 

All RESPOND Trainings will be held in the Pond Student Union, Salmon River Suites

  • Friday, September 13th, 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Friday, October 18th, 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Thursday & Friday, November 14th-15th, 8:00am-12:00pm (must attend both days)


Please contact Susan MaComb at (208) 282-2130 or email with inquiries.

Registration is limited to 25 people per training. 

Who should attend?

What is the cost?

Other "Mental Health Support and Refer" trainings

Contact Us


(208) 282-2130
Graveley Hall, South Tower, Room 351

Idaho Falls:
(208) 282-7750
Bennion Student Union Building, 2nd Floor, Room 223

Fall/Spring: M-F 8-5
Summer: M-F 7:30-4

Neep help improving your social connectedness?

Volunteer. It's a great way for you to start building a sense of community, which in turn can help you make new friends and connect with others. 

Join a group. If  you enjoy reading or dancing, joining a book club or dance group can be a good way to meet people with similar interests.

Explore a new activity. Take a friend and enroll in a painting, exercise, or pottery class. It can be a good way to meet new people and expand your social group.