University of Minnesota

Faculty & Staff

Assisting Students in Distress

Written guidelines

Includes general principles for recognizing signs of distress in students, talking with students about yours concerns, and making appropriate referrals.

Interactive Training module: Student Mental Health

Supplements the written guidelines by providing actual practice in faculty-student dialogs and making mental health referrals.

  1. General mental health concerns: Student Counseling Services 612-624-3323
  2. Potential risk for harm to self or others: Behavioral Consultation Team 612-626-3030
  3. Immediate risk to self or others: 911.
University Community Response Team

Provides supportive services to groups of students affected by traumatic events.

Recommended Mental Health and Stress Management Syllabus Statement

The purpose of this statement is to highlight the University of Minnesota’s commitment to student mental health and to connect students with appropriate campus resources. Download Mental Health and Stress Management Syllabus Statement Download PDF.

Training for individual departments or units is not available at this time due to evaluation and improvement currently in progress. Visit the "Resources For" and "Information For" sections of the site to learn of available resources to support student mental health.

Joint Task Force Report on Student Mental Health

The Provost Joint Task Force has developed recommendations to help instructors, units, and University leaders address student mental health needs as they arise in academic settings. The following documents report their findings:

Full Joint Task Force Report - Updated September 2017 Download PDF
Recommendations on roles and proactive measures Download PDF
Recommendations specific to instructors Download PDF
One page report synopsis Download PDF

Additional Resources

Employee Assistance Program External Link
Mental Health Information and Resources for Faculty and Staff Download PDF
Student Veterans Speak Out (Video) External Link

Twin Cities Campus: