Mental Health Crisis Helpful Resources

With the beginning of the academic year, colleges and universities will be faced with students experiencing a variety of mental health crisis.  Demands often exceed resources available on campuses, especially after normal working hours.  Colleges and universities may find the following resources useful:

Crisis Connection (www.crisis.org) is a non-profit mental health counseling agency providing telephone counseling services, specializing in crisis counseling, intervention and referral.

The Crisis Hot Line (612-379-6363) is a 24-hour crisis phone line. This community service, which is free and confidential, takes calls from anyone in need of counseling and support.

The Statewide Crisis Hot Line (866-379-6363) primarily serves rural Minnesotans as part of the Sowing Seeds of Hope Coalition (SSoH).  The Minnesota Farmers and Assistance Network (www.mda.state.mn.us/about/mfan.aspx) also provides access to Crisis Connection counseling. Webinars on reducing stress are available on the University of Minnesota Extension website (www.extension.umn.edu/family/tough-times/dealing-with-stress).

The Men’s Line (612-379-6367 or statewide 1-866-379-6367) is a 24-hour counseling line for men and others who want to talk with someone about issues of abuse and violence in their lives.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (statewide 1-800-273-TALK) is a 24-hour crisis line for people in danger of harming themselves.

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