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Moving through the seasons of change

We are offering Telehealth Counseling; video or phone sessions with a counselor.

Important Notice for Counseling Appointments

In line with steps the University has taken to reduce the transmission of COVID - 19, the full spectrum of services UMD Health Services can deliver will look different at this time.

We are now offering Telehealth Counseling Sessions

If you wish to schedule a session, please call 218-726-7913 or 218-726-8155.  You will receive information on scheduling and a direct link to access our telehealth consent form online.  You will have the opportunity to discuss this information with your care provider in your first session.

Counseling telehealth appointment hours 

M, T, W, F 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Thur 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m..

Additional resources available through Health Services

Check out the online resources that you can access for support.  We continue to add to these resources, including videos, that are helpful for stress reduction and more!

Grief group continues to meet using Zoom on Wednesdays (starting 9/9/20) from 4:00-6:00pm  If you would like to be added to the meeting invite contact the facilitator Barb Titus via email

Let’s Talk Online.  “Let’s Talk” is a program that provides easy access to brief, informal, and confidential consultations with counselors from UMD Health Services.  Drop-in via Zoom for private support and resources – no appointment necessary!! Links for access are recurring.

Learn stress reduction and self-care skills with a group of your peers!  Resilience and Renewal Group (R2) starts February 16th!

  • Tuesday evenings from 3-5:00 pm, zoom meetings
  • Feb 16- April 13, 2021 (8 sessions); Not meeting over spring break (March 9th)
  • How can you benefit from R2?  Reduce Stress and Build Resilience • Develop Effective Coping Skills • Enhance Well-being • Increase Self-awareness
  • Limited to 10 participants, email Stacy Crawford,,  to register by February 9th.

Wellbeing during this time of change

Please see our UMD Health Services Counseling handout for ways to support wellness

Want some more great ideas?  Our colleagues at Morris have developed a helpful handout for tips for wellbeing, too!

After hours and emergency facilities for mental health care

For mental health emergencies, please call Birch Tree Center at 218-623-1800.

If you are struggling and want to talk about adjusting to college life, try the U of M Textline. Just text "UMN" to 61222 and a counselor will be there 24/7 to talk, offer suggestions, or provide you with resources that may help—all through texting. It's a free service for UMN students.

If you would prefer to talk on the phone, please call the U of M Crisis Line: 612-301-4673 anytime.

Students can also text MN to 741741 to receive mental health support over the phone, offered through the Minnesota Department of Health.