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Student support and wellbeing

At the College of Education and Human Development, we’re committed to your physical, intellectual, and emotional wellbeing. We want our students to thrive in our community and to feel supported in ways that enable them to be their best selves as scholars and as people. This is especially important to us because we prepare students to enter professional and scholarly lives that impact so many others around the world.

Azizah Jordan
New graduate students should take every opportunity to learn, network, and stay up-to-date on technology. Most important, never give up in times of adversity. You may have to hear 'no' several times before you get your 'yes,' but it’s all a part of the journey.

Azizah Jor'dan, '12
Kinesiology Ph.D.

Academic challenges

Sometimes things can happen during a semester that might interfere with your ability to perform your best. If you are having trouble catching up or completing your assignments, we want you to know that you are not alone, and we are here to help and support you.

Steps you can take

  • Schedule study sessions with a friend.
  • Make an appointment to talk one-on-one with an academic counselor at the Student Academic Success Services office.
  • Schedule a consultation with a Peer Research Consultant through the UMN Libraries.
  • Visit the Center for Writing to get an expert writing consultation for your academic work.
  • Talk with someone you trust. Reach out to your professor or adviser.
  • Talk with other faculty members in CEHD or in your academic department, or contact your Graduate Program Coordinator [link to GPC contact page]. They can advise you on add/drop options, taking a leave of absence, or registering for GRAD 999, a zero-credit, zero-tuition registration option for maintaining continuous enrollment [link to relevant policy pages].
  • Contact Michael DallaValle, CEHD Coordinator of Graduate Education or Brianne Keeney, CEHD Director of Graduate Education Initiatives.

Challenges in climate

Do you suspect that you have experienced an act(s) of bias based on your identity? Is the climate in your classroom or academic department feeling exclusionary? You have options:

Did you know facts Did you know Did you know According to the American PsychologicalAssociation, in 2013, 48.7% of collegestudents across the U.S. attendedcounseling for mental health concerns.

Student mental health

CEHD is committed to your mental health and wellbeing. We understand that sometimes, the pressure of pending papers and final projects can lead to unmanaged stress or diminished mental health. If you or someone you know is struggling, it's important to know that you are not alone. Help is available.

If you or someone you know is having a mental health crisis and/or is in immediate danger, please call 911.

If the mental health crisis you are experiencing is not dangerous, but you wish to talk to someone immediately for assistance about what to do next, call this 24-hour help line:

Crisis Connection | 612-301-4673 | U of M Textline: Text "UMN" to 61222

Crisis/urgent consultation services are available on campus, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. No appointment is needed.

The University of Minnesota is dedicated to supporting student mental health. We offer many options for you find the assistance and care that is right for you. Please visit our Student Mental Health website to explore resources for counseling, managing stress, drug or alcohol misuse, and trauma, among other topics and specializations.

What to expect

If you pursue a mental health consultation at Boynton’s Mental Health Services, you will complete some paperwork and an online survey before you meet with a clinician for a 15 to 20 minute consultation. The therapist will talk with you to better understand your situation, then schedule your next appointment with the most appropriate service for your individual needs.

Similar to Boynton Mental Health Services, Student Counseling Services offers same day initial counseling and walk in appointments.

Other things you can do

Apps for managing stress:

Recommended websites:

Resources

We will always find someone for you to talk with.

Boynton Mental Health Clinic
(612) 624-1444

Student Counseling Services
(612) 624-3323

Disability Resource Center
(612) 626-1333

Aurora Center
(612) 626-9111

Behavioral Consultation Team
(612) 626-3030

Office for Student Affairs
Care Manager

(612) 625-2517