Mental Health and Wellness Resources

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At the College of Liberal Arts, we’re committed to your physical, intellectual and emotional well-being. If you struggle with academic or personal challenges while a graduate student at the U, you have many support systems available to help you. 

  • Accessible U offers extensive resources for graduate students and TAs, including tutorials, policies, and advocacy initiatives.
  • The Aurora Center is located in Appleby Hall (Suite 117, East Bank) and is a free and confidential space for students who need resources for sexual assault & relationship violence, as well as helping students report discrimination or harassment.
  • Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing advances the health and well-being of individuals, organizations, and communities through resources, events, and consultations. You can use the Taking Charge of Your Health and Well-being tool that provides information about enhancing well-being, exploring complementary and integrative healing practices, and navigating the healthcare system.
  • Boynton Mental Health Clinic is located behind the Coffman Union on the East Bank Clinic, 410 Church St., and on the St. Paul campus in Coffey Hall. You can also sign up for a free and confidential Let's Talk Check-In from a trained peer via Boynton Health.
  • Crisis Services - If you are in crisis and unable to wait for the next available scheduled appointment, Urgent/Crisis Counseling is available.  
  • Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life - a connecting point for graduate students to get information and meet in a safe space. Check out the Queer Student Cultural Center, a student cultural center that aims to promote awareness of queer issues on campus and provide a safe, comfortable space for students.
  • De-Stress Mailing list. Sign up to remind yourself to take a break now and then!
  • Disability Resource Center (DCR) partners with students, faculty, staff, and guests of the University to facilitate accessibility and reduce barriers on campus to improve access for disabled people
  • Effective U - Stress and Time Management- learn new ways to manage your time, manage stress, take better notes, and prepare for tests.
  • Learn to Live provides free, confidential online programs for help with stress, depression, social anxiety, and insomnia. Enter code “UMN” for access.
  • Let’s Talk is a program that offers informal drop-in consultations at locations around the Twin Cities campus throughout the academic year. Let’s Talk is not a substitute for formal counseling, does not constitute mental health treatment, and is not designed to be a crisis service, but counselors can listen to specific problems, provide support, help explore solutions and give information about other resources
  • Office for Conflict Resolution provides both formal and informal conflict resolution services to non-bargaining unit University faculty, staff, and students who are experiencing employment-related conflicts. Their services, with very limited exceptions, are entirely confidential.
  • Pet Away Worry and Stress (PAWS) brings therapy animals to campus multiple times a week at different locations. Pet a dog, bunny, or chicken to relax during stressful times.
  • Student Conflict Resolution Center's Ombuds is a confidential, impartial and informal resource for students to help resolve any campus-based conflict or concern. 
  • Student Counseling Services offers appointments and walk-in counseling to all enrolled UMN students at locations on the West Bank, and St. Paul campuses. 
  • Student Mental Health | Safe Campus
    Check out the largest online resource for all mental health services and initiatives on the Twin Cities campus.
  • Women’s Center offers workshops, study/lounge areas, an art gallery, lactation spaces, and a fine and friendly staff. Their office is located in 65 Appleby Hall, East Bank.