49 Student Health and Wellness

Case Management

The Student Support Case Manager assists students through challenges and empowers students to navigate toward degree completion. The case manager is not a counselor or therapist; instead, the case manager can foster a supportive relationship with students while helping the student identify their needs and connecting them with appropriate resources, both on campus and within the community. Services are free and confidential.

Our Mission

The Student Support Case manager assists students who face complex issues and crises that could affect their ability to remain successful towards degree completion and empowers students to build and strengthen their support systems.

How to make a referral:

  • Submit a Care Report.
  • Schedule a meeting with a case manager by phone or email.
  • Stop by in person at Seiter Hall 100.

When to make a referral:

  • When you are concerned about a student who is having difficulties, whether academic, physical and/or emotional.
  • When you, as a student, need support.

What happens after you submit a report:

After a report is made, the Student Support Case Manager will reach out to the student to offer support and to set up a time to meet. Depending on the student’s comfort, these meetings may take place in person, over the phone or virtually.

Due to the confidential services that the case manager provides, no information can be shared unless when required by law. You may receive an email from the case manager advising you that your report has been received.

If you consider the situation you are a reporting a life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately and then call Campus Security at (208) 769-3310.

Counseling Services

Counseling Services provides free, confidential, solution-focused brief mental health therapy to enrolled NIC students. For students who may benefit from other forms of counseling and/or long-term services, counseling services will attempt to make referrals to additional resources in their local community.

To make an appointment, call (208) 665-4520.

Reasons Students Might Seek Counseling Services

Students might seek counseling services for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to:

  • Poor grades or difficulties completing assigned work
  • Adjustment to college or coping with life in college
  • Feeling anxious, depressed or stressed
  • Relationship difficulties, domestic violence or child and childcare issues
  • Suicidal thoughts or wanting to purposely injure self
  • Alcohol and drug issues
  • Financial, transportation, housing or food challenges
  • Undiagnosed disabilities
  • Eating disorders and body image concerns
  • Questions about sexuality
  • Sexual/physical assault or acquaintance rape
  • Oppression or bullying
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Learning to manage anger, grief and other emotions
  • Family problems

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention

As part of our commitment to Health Education, we provide students with information on common college health issues and resources for self-awareness and support for a healthier lifestyle.

Substance abuse education is a critical component of health education and public health efforts, focusing on informing individuals about the risks associated with alcohol, tobacco, and drug use, as well as providing guidance on how to seek help for addiction. Here are some key aspects of substance abuse education:

  1. Risks and Effects: Substance abuse education aims to convey the risks and detrimental effects of using substances like alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. It helps individuals understand the physical, mental, and social consequences of substance misuse.
  2. Prevention: Substance abuse education emphasizes prevention strategies, including effective ways to resist peer pressure, make healthy choices, and avoid experimentation with substances. It often includes programs tailored to different age groups and demographics.
  3. Awareness: Raising awareness about the signs of substance abuse and addiction is a crucial part of education. It helps individuals recognize when they or someone they know may be struggling with substance abuse issues.
  4. Treatment Options: Education also covers the various treatment options available for individuals struggling with substance abuse. This may include counseling, therapy, support groups, and medical interventions.
  5. Support Systems: Substance abuse education encourages the establishment of support systems, both for those dealing with addiction and their loved ones. This can involve teaching communication skills and providing information on where to find help and support.
  6. Mental Health Connection: Many individuals with substance use disorders also have co-occurring mental health issues. Education often highlights the relationship between mental health and substance abuse and the importance of addressing both.
  7. Harm Reduction: In some cases, substance abuse education promotes harm reduction strategies, which aim to reduce the negative consequences of substance use without necessarily requiring complete abstinence. These strategies may include safe injection practices, designated drivers, and access to naloxone for opioid overdose prevention.
  8. Legal Consequences: Substance abuse education may also cover the legal consequences of drug and alcohol use, including the risks of driving under the influence and drug-related criminal charges.
  9. Peer Support: Encouraging peer support and involving peers in the education process can be effective, especially among youth. Peer-led programs and discussions can help create a safe environment for discussing substance use issues.

Substance abuse education plays a crucial role in preventing and addressing addiction. It helps individuals make informed decisions about substance use, identify early warning signs of addiction, and know where to turn for help and support if they or someone they know is struggling with substance abuse.



Mother’s Nook

Mother’s Nook is a lactation room available to students, staff and faculty of North Idaho College located in Lee-Kildow Hall Room 211. The room is comfortable and private and is equipped with a variety of chairs, a privacy screen, running water, sink area and more.

Mother’s Nook is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday.

The room is locked and confidential. Users must check out a room key at Cardinal Central located on the main floor of Lee-Kildow Hall.


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