During your time at the University it is possible that you may need to access professional assistance to deal with problems related to stress, anger, depression, anxiety and other issues. Because this is a common experience for some students, the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities offers a number of services to assist students with mental health challenges. Counseling services are available at Boynton Health Service’s Mental Health Clinic and University Counseling and Consulting Services. In addition, students with psychiatric disabilities can also receive support and assistance at Disability Services. Both Boynton and UCCS sponsor a number of support groups for various issues including anxiety and eating disorders.
If you were receiving professional mental health assistance prior to attending the University and you would like to continue to receive assistance, you should contact either Boynton Health Service Mental Health Clinic or University Counseling and Consulting Services to facilitate a successful transition.
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 at the following websites: Understanding Today’s Students and Assisting Students in Distress.
In 2012, an interactive training tool was developed to provide actual practice in student-student dialogs and making mental health referrals: Students Assisting Students: Interactive Mental Health Training.
In addition to on-campus services, The Transition Year is a online resource center to help students and parents focus on emotional health before, during, and after the transition to college.
Additional Information for International Students.