Just as we all have physical health, we also all have mental health that needs tending for a healthy sense of well being. Can you recognize what a positive state of mental health is like for you? Conversely, can you identify when you are stressed or feeling out of balance with your mental health? Our mental health can be positively affected by many factors including rest, relaxation, movement, good nutrition, and support of trusted friends. Being aware and learning what supports your mental health is an important part of your overall development as a student.
It is also important to know that there may be times when we need help to stay healthy, cope with adversity, and build resilience. If you are noticing signs or wondering if you (or someone you care about) needs some support right now, know that there are beneficial resources at UMR available to help.
The University of Minnesota offers online self assessment for depression, generalized anxiety, post-traumatic stress, eating disorders, and alcohol. This free screening is made available to all UMN students and is taken anonymously. The screening is provided so that you may find out - in a few minutes - whether or not a professional consultation would be helpful to you. If your score suggests you are likely to need assistance, please call to make an appointment with UMR Counseling Services.
Counseling Services is a helpful on campus resource for UMR students who by may need help with a broad range of concerns. Most students coming in to counseling want something better or different in their present situation and help developing a path forward. Use the link above to learn more about scheduling an appointment.
Disability Resources is the office which works with students with all types of disability conditions, including students with psychiatric, physical, and learning disabilities. Students who have a diagnosed severe and persistent mental health condition may be entitled to reasonable accommodations.