Friday, April 22, 2022

Make mental health a priority with University health and wellness resources

Stressing over tests, lab reports, papers, and everything else going on right now? This time of the semester is a stressful time for everyone, and it's normal to feel overwhelmed or anxious. If you or someone you know is dealing with mental health issues, there are multiple resources available to help.
Take care of your mental health!

Stressing over tests, lab reports, papers, and everything else going on right now? This time of the semester is a stressful time for everyone, and it's normal to feel overwhelmed or anxious. If you or someone you know is dealing with mental health issues, there are multiple resources available to help.

Boynton Mental Health Clinic

During this time of uncertainty in particular, you may feel increased anxiety and distress. Boynton Mental Health Clinic is open for in-person and telehealth appointments for counseling/therapy and medication management, as well as for in-person crisis appointments. Students can schedule appointments by calling 612-624-1444 or may contact their provider through the secure MyBoynton patient portal. Boynton Health is also seeing patients for physical health needs in person.

Student Counseling Services

Student Counseling Services (SCS) offers private and confidential counseling for the emotional and mental health needs of the University community.  Crisis counseling is available at any time by calling 612-301-4673 or by texting "UMN" to 61222. To learn about other SCS services or how to get started with individual counseling, visit the Student Counseling Services website.

Disability Resource Center

In addition, students with mental health disabilities can also receive support and assistance at the Disability Resource Center (DRC). The DRC continues to hold appointments and meetings remotely by phone or video conference (Zoom or Google Meet) or in person, as necessary. New or prospective students can be referred directly to the DRC for a confidential conversation and remote meeting. Students should reach out by email to drc@umn.edu or call 612-626-1333 and leave a message to set up a time to meet remotely. Specific information for students related to online learning and access is available on the DRC website.

Learn to Live

Learn to Live offers five highly effective online programs for students on topics including social anxiety, depression, insomnia, substance use, stress, anxiety, and worry. Programs are free, confidential, and accessible anywhere. Enter code "UMN."

Safe Campus

While at the University, it is possible that a friend, classmate, roommate, or significant other may be dealing with issues such as depression, stress, alcohol misuse, and other issues. You can find information that will help you to support these individuals on the Safe Campus website.

Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing

The University's Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing offers unique resources to the University community, including the new Student Wellbeing Guide. The center offers tools, strategies, and practices for health, stress management, and well-being on topics including fear and anxiety, altruism, isolation, gratitude, self-care, prioritization, positivity, and mindfulness. Visit the Taking Charge of Your Health and Wellbeing website to learn about available resources.


Additional mental health resources during this time:
  • The University crisis line is available 24 hours a day. Call 612-301-4673 or text "UMN" to 61222 
  • The Effective U tutorials and resources to build skills for academic and personal wellbeing
Find the most up-to-date information about the status of campus mental health services on the Office of Student Affairs mental health resources web page. For more information or to receive services, visit the University's Student Mental Health website.

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CSE Student Services
Offices temporarily located at 10 Church St. SE, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN, 55455. Use south entrance.
612-624-5091
csess@umn.edu