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

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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.


Meg Hammes, MSW, LISW

Director of Counseling Service

Bobbi-Jo Molokken, MSW, LISW, IADC


Stu Johnston, M.S., LMHC, NCC


Mary Cannady

Administrative Assistant

Confidentiality Statement

Additional Resources