Counseling & Community Resources
Boys Town Suicide and Crisis Line: 800-448-3000 or 800-448-1833 TDD
LifeSkills Crisis and Information Hotline: 800-223-8913 or 270-843-4357; also offer a free 24-hour walk-in crisis service.
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-779-SAFE (7233); 800-787-3224 TDD; 800-942-6908 Spanish Speaking
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Hotline: 800-662-HELP (4357)
Suicide Hotline: 800-273-TALK (8255) or 800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships
Supports community development locally and abroad through campus and community partnerships. The ALIVE CCP connects students, faculty, staff, and community members to resources and opportunities for meaningful service and public scholarship.
Bowling Green Housing Authority
Provides safe, clean, and modern housing assistance while promoting self-sufficiency, upward mobility, and home ownership opportunities to its residents. A variety of programs are offered including after-school programs, elderly assistance, welfare-to-work education, health promotion, and more.
Family Enrichment Center
Empowers families and prevents child abuse by providing education, social support, crisis intervention, and a safe environment for children and their families. A variety of programs include parenting education and support, adoption resources, nursery/childcare, child abuse awareness, and more.
International Center of Kentucky
Addresses the needs of refugees, victims of human trafficking, asylees, parolees, and immigrants from 30 countries in their assimilation and integration into community life, by providing employment, educational, housing, and other social services.
Offers behavioral health, developmental, additions, and crisis services and treatment to community members across 10 counties including Warren County. They offer a 24-hour Crisis and Information Hotline at 800-223-8913 or 270-843-4357 that serves a 10-county area and a free 24-hour walk-in crisis service.
Support Groups (pdf)
There are a variety of support groups in or near Bowling Green to assist with a variety of concerns including adoption, substance abuse, mental health or medical issues, weight management, grief, and more.
United Way of Southern Kentucky
Connects people, organizations, and resources to meet the needs of the community. They publish a Community Resource Directory each year that provides a list of free or low-cost resources within the community such as counseling, legal, health, and transportation services.
Wellness Connection, NAMI Bowling Green A peer-run service program that emphasizes self-help as their operational approach. They provide peer support groups and resources. View their website for an updated calendar of events and/or to join their email list.
Advising and Career Development Center
Assists students and alumni in identifying and reaching their career and employment goals, to help employers access an educated and highly trained workforce, and to support faculty and staff in providing opportunities to increase student learning and skill development.
WKU Counseling & Testing Center
Provides a variety of psychological services to WKU students to tolerate distress, form healthy relationships, and seek healthy expressions of their ideals and values through providing counseling, educational programming, training, and consultation to the students, faculty, staff, and constituents of WKU.
Financial Support for Women in Abusive Relationships
Economic dependence often is a powerful barrier to escape: if she leaves, how will she provide for herself and her children? The prospect of pursuing an education or employment while navigating a treacherous transition is daunting – if not overwhelming. This site provides tips and resources in leaving an abusive relationship.
Substance abuse information and directly of local addiction recovery centers.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
An agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. They provide a variety of fact sheets on various topics related to their mission.
Suicide and Depression Awareness for Students
Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for people between the ages of 15 and 24. This guidebook provides an overview of suicide and depression, how to recognize warning signs in yourself or others, and what you can do to intervene.
Suicide Prevention: A Parent's Guide
A step-by-step guick for parents if their child is showing suicidal tendencies. Also provides support on helping their child prepare for the transition to college when struggling with depression.
An online network of licensed and professional clinical counselors, therapists, and psychologists who hold advanced degrees and are required to be fully licensed to practice counseling. Type in the zip code of your desired area to find a counseling professional in their database.
Connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.