Need help now? Text "START" to 741-741 or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

If you need immediate help

Text: START to 741-741

Call: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

It’s easy to procrastinate getting help, but reaching out for support is the first step to feeling better. Most campuses offer confidential counseling services or can help connect you with resources in your community. Just talking about what’s going on can help you feel better, so take that first step by reaching out for help or opening up to a trusted friend or family member. There are ways to feel better, but you have to tell someone what you’re going through.

Here are some other resources that can help you decide when it’s time to reach out for help:

24-Hour Hotlines

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    Chat now: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
  • The Trevor Lifeline (Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth)
    866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386)
  • CDC-INFO (Formerly known as the CDC National STD and AIDS Hotline)
    1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
  • Veterans’ Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255), press 1
  • Treatment Referral Hotline (Substance Abuse)
    1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline

    24-hour online hotline:

    1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)
  • National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
  • Crisis Text Line

    Get Help Now: Free, 24/7, Confidential

    Text START to 741-741

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Resources on your campus:

Luther College

700 College Dr.
Decorah, Iowa 52101

Counseling Service

The Counseling Service staff work collaboratively with students to foster their development as whole and resilient persons. This developmental process involves: resolving personal concerns that often limit full participation in the academic community, enhancing coping and stress management skills, exploring and integrating personal identity, developing individual strengths to meet future challenges and opportunities, building healthy relationships and strong interpersonal skills. Counseling staff also seek to create an environment where faculty, staff, friends, and parents facilitate students’ interpersonal growth.

Luther College Emergency Contact Information


Larsen Hall, Courtyard Entrance

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m.

f you need emergency mental health assistance, please use one or more of the following resources:
Contact an RA or Hall Director
Student Life at 563.387.1020
Campus Security at 563.387.2111
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.8255
NE Iowa Behavioral Health Center crisis line at 563.382.3649
Domestic Abuse Resource Center crisis line at 563.382.2989
Riverview Sexual Assault Services crisis line at 1.888.557.0310
Decorah Police at 563.382.3667 or 911
Winneshiek Medical Center Emergency room, 901 Montgomery St., Decorah, 563.382.2911
Text HELLO to 741741

Confidentiality Statement

Additional Resources