Whether you're experiencing a personal issue that makes concentrating on coursework difficult, feel you lack confidence in your ability to be successful, or are having symptoms of stress, depression or anxiety, please check out the following resources in addition to working with a NHCC Counselor or Mental Health Therapist.
In case of emergency, please call 911.
A County Mobile Crisis Team can assess the situation and provide help. Call if you or someone close to you is having a mental health crisis. The line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is free. The team will assist individuals within their own homes and at other sites.
- Anoka: 763-755-3801
- Carver/Scott: 952-442-7601
- Dakota: 952-891-7171
- Hennepin: 612-596-1223
- Washington: 651-777-5222 - Washington County Adult Mental Health and Crisis Counseling
- Ramsey: 651-266-7900
- All Mental health crisis phone numbers listed by county.
More Confidential, Free, available 24/7 Resources:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-988-273-TALK (8255); call to be connected to a skilled, trained counselor in your area
- 988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary. Veterans will also be connected to Veterans Crisis support.
- MN Crisis Line: Call **CRISIS (**274747) to talk to a team of professionals who can help
- Crisis Text Line: Text "MN" to 741741, offers services across MN to help those who are having a mental health crisis or contemplating suicide
- The Steve Fund: Text "STEVE" to 741741 to access a counselor of color/culturally-trained Crisis Text Line counselor
- Minnesota Warmline: Call 651-288-0400 or 877-404-3190 or Text “Support” to 85511 or Chat on website for safe support and connection to a Certified Peer Specialist
- I’m Alive: Live online crisis chat using instant messaging to respond to people in crisis or contemplating suicide
- The Trevor ProjectCrisis Line: 866-488-7386 or Text "Start" to 678-678 or Chat on website to get help; for LGBTQ young people up to 24 years old
- MN Day One Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 866-223-1111 or Text 612-399-9995 or Chat on website to get help, be safe, and find resources
- SOS Sexual Violence Services: 651-266-6000; services for victims of sexual violence/rape/sexual abuse, their partners, families, friends and other concerned persons
- National Domestic Abuse Hotline: 800-799-SAFE (7233) or Text "START" to 88788 or Chat on website for care and support
- Veterans Crisis Line: Veterans and their loved ones can call 800-273-8255 and press 1, send a text message to 838255 or Chat on website to receive support
Find resources and additional services for your mental wellness.
Mental Health Provider Resources:
- Referral Services:
- Community based services
- Local free and sliding fee scale clinics
Support Groups/Online Support/Helplines
- NAMI Discussion Groups/Online Communities
- The Tribe Wellness Community
- 7 Cups
- Mental Health Minnesota
Mental Health Resources
- Talking About Mental Health – Make It OK.org
- ‘The Last Day’ Podcast (JED Foundation)
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMSA) National Treatment referral helpline: 800-622-HELP (4357)
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
- What is it Like to Experience Mental Health Problems? (British Psychological Society)
- Love is Louder (JED Foundation)
- 15 Best Mental Health Podcasts to Help You Navigate Tough Times (Prevention)
- Seize the Awkward
- Half of Us
- The Steve Fund supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color.
- Great website for General Academic Topics- Collegeinfogeek.com
- Studying and learning – test anxiety, testing strategies, homework, essays, reading effectively, learning effectively
- Productivity – motivation, procrastination, organization
- Career Skills – job hunt, interview skills, personal branding, networking, getting experience
- Life Skills – health, sleep, activity levels, self-expansion, making friends, money management
- Remote Learning- staying organized, communication, staying focused. Apps for productivity
Tips for Dealing with Symptoms of ADHD
Guide to Using the Pomodoro Method- collegeinfogeek.com
Also check out this website for videos on focus, productivity, time management, organization, etc.
ADHD Overview – Chadd.org
Getting Diagnosed – Chadd.org
Treatment of ADHD – Chadd.org
Alcohol and substance abuse
- Eight Stubborn Alcohol Myths, Debunked by Science (lifehacker)
- College Drinking: Changing the Culture (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)
- Alcohol Cost Calculator
- Blood Alcohol Calculator
- Internet and Computer Addiction- Helpguide.org
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)- Mayo Clinic
- Compulsive gambling (Mayo Clinic)
- National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG)
- Panic Attack–Summary (anxieties.com)
- Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder (Helpguide.org)
- 19 Natural Remedies for Anxiety (Health.com)
- How to Overcome Anxiety without Medication (CalmClinic)
- Burnout Self-Test (Mind Tools)
- Preventing Burnout (Helpguide.org)
- 12 Choices to Help You Step Back from Burnout (Edutopia)
Depression Self Harm
- Depression (National Institute of Mental Health)
- Suicide Prevention (Mood Disorders)
- Bipolar disorder
- Self harm
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)- Mayo Clinic
- What is an eating disorder? (The Joy Project)
- National Eating Disorders Association
- Eating disorders – NAMI
- Local Treatment Centers
- The 3 P’s: Perfectionism, Procrastination, and…Paralysis- Academic Ladder
- Perfectionism Test Psychology Today
- How to Overcome Perfectionism in Everyday Ways -Uncommon Help
- Domestic Violence and Abuse- Helpguide.org
- 5 Ways of Dealing with Verbally Abusive Relationships- HealthyPlace
- Childhood sexual abuse
- Sexual violence
- How Sleep Works (National Sleep Foundation)
PTSD - NAMI
Mindfulness and Well-being
- Earl E. Bakkencenter For Spirituality & Healing - University of Minnesota
- U of MN Student Counseling Services Mindfulness Resources
- Change to Chill from Allina Health MN
- Center for Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Mindfulness Meditation Podcasts - University of St. Thomas
- Mindfulness Meditation for Messy Times - YouTube Video
Relaxation and Stress Management
- 40 Ways to Relax in 5 Minutes or Less
- 8 Breathing Exercises to Reduce Stress
- 7 Ways to Stay Productive When You’re Stressed
Self-Care and Resiliency
Science based activities and games can help reduce stress, overcome negative thoughts, and build greater resilience by providing effective tools and programs to improve emotional well-being.
Trains your mind through meditation and podcast-style lessons to develop skills - to gain focus, reduce stress, and maintain positive social connections.
Utilizes CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) methods to help you cope with depression, anxiety, anger, stress and more.
Learn to control panic and get relief from anxiety.
The Headspace Meditation resource has free content and full content with a subscription. You get one free week trail and costs $12.99 a month.
MindShift CBT - Anxiety Relief
Uses strategies based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help you learn to relax and be mindful and develop more effective ways of thinking.
Web and app based program developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to people’s lives with mindfulness meditation and looking after the mind. A good general self-care app.
The VHB contains simple tools to help patients with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking.