Community Support

Residence Life Community Support

Meet Assistant Director, Residence Life Community Support Salihah Talifarro

Salihah Talifarro, MSW, LCSW, PMH-C, RYT 200, is the inaugural Assistant Director, Residence Life Community Support. She started her position in Housing and Residence Life in January 2023 after working with a diverse population of students and individuals in the community in various mental health and wellness capacities since 2009. She is a current faculty member of IUPUI’s School of Social Work since 2017, has been a mental health therapist since 2010, and she is the owner of a private practice since 2019.

Working with individuals to help improve their wellbeing and reach their personal goals has been her joy and passion after completing her master’s degree at Michigan State University. Her focus in our department is to facilitate trainings to students and staff on mental health and wellness, provide mental health and wellness events for students in their dorm communities, extend referrals to students in need of resources, and serve on multiple campus committees that address the mental health and wellness needs for the student body. Mrs. Talifarro holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the School of Social Work at Michigan State University and a Master of Social Work degree from the Advanced Standing Program at Michigan State University.

What We Do

Community Support’s main goal is to help create a positive and inclusive mental health and wellness environment within the student housing community. With more presence in the community, a positive mental health and wellness impact can be made on the students which in turn can possibly help create a more positive educational experience. We plan to reach this goal by having mental health conversations and events for students in their dorms, providing students with referrals to mental health and wellness resources when they are struggling or in need, train our staff on mental health and wellness issues that reflect the housing and student community, and provide opportunities for student feedback on what mental health and wellness events they would like to participate in within their housing communities. Our services are supportive and educational and should not be taken as therapeutic advice.

TimelyCare: Free Virtual Mental Health Support

TimelyCare is a virtual health and well-being platform available 24/7 for Indiana University students.


As part of Indiana’s partnership with TimelyCare, students have access to the following services:

24/7, on-demand emotional support to talk about anything, including anxiety, relationships, depression, and school-related stressors.
Scheduled Counseling
Choose the day, time, and mental health provider that best works for you.
Health Coaching
Develop healthy lifestyle behaviors, including nutrition, sleep habits, time management, and mindfulness.
Self-Care Content
Visit the "Explore" page within TimelyCare for guided self-care content, including yoga and meditation sessions, as well as group conversations with our providers on a variety of health and well-being topics.

Students have access to TimelyCare services 365 days a year. That means you have access during breaks, after-hours, and any time you need support!

Visit to get started.


Resources for Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing

Make an AppointmentWebsite:
Clinical Psychology Mental Health CenterWebsite:
Office of the Chief Health OfficerWebsite:
SupportLinc Employee Assistance Program (EAP)Website:


988/National Suicide Prevention LifelineWebsite:
The Trevor ProjectWebsite:
Crisis Text LineText HOME to 741741
National Domestic ViolenceHotline: 1-800-799-7233
National Sexual AssaultHotline: 1-800-656-4673
Veterans Crisis LineText 838255 or 988 then Press 1
Emergency ProceduresWebsite:
IUPUI Emergency ContactsWebsite:
Bias Incident ReportWebsite:
Report Misconduct or Policy ViolationsWebsite:


The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program is part of the Department of English in the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. The EAP Program is designed to help international students who speak English as a second or additional language acclimate into the campus community and prepare them for academic and professional success. View the EAP site and testing resources below.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)Website:
EAP Placement TestingWebsite: