The University of Minnesota Graduate School is committed to ensuring a positive graduate experience for all of its students. The University offers a number of services on the Twin Cities campus to assist students who are experiencing stressful events and/or have mental health challenges, and to provide them with the opportunity to thrive during their academic careers.
Counseling services are available through Boynton Health Service’s Mental Health Clinic and Student Counseling Services. Students with psychiatric disabilities can also receive support and assistance at Disability Resource Center.
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:
Boynton Health Service’s Mental Health Clinic or Student Counseling Services can help you to facilitate a successful transition.
Helping others experiencing stressful events and/or mental health challenges:
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 website: Understanding Today’s Students and Assisting Students in Distress.
In addition to the services identified above and elsewhere on the Student Mental Health-Twin Cities Campus website, students may find it helpful to review tips and resources concerning academic issues; research concerns; employment issues; and personal concerns on The Graduate School’s Problem Solving web site.
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.