Personal Counseling

Many students, both international and U.S., experience academic and personal difficulties while working on their degrees.

These challenges can be due to many reasons, including dealing with a new academic system, a new culture, pressure to succeed, a change in financial situation, a new romantic relationship, the first time being away from home, a physical or mental health issue, or other reasons.

Campus Resources

If you are experiencing difficulties and need support, there are many resources on campus where you can get counseling and other types of support:

  • Free 24-Hour Crisis Phone Counseling: Call 612-301-4673 or text "UMN" to 61222.
  • Student Counseling Services: Individual counseling, groups, and workshops (not available for students outside Minnesota)
  • Boynton Mental Health Clinic: Individual counseling, groups (not available for students outside Minnesota)
  • Let’s Talk: Informal virtual drop-in consultations for UMN students
  • OSA Care Program: Brief case management, support and resources including care options, food insecurity, etc.
  • Learn to Live: Free online programs to help with concerns such as depression, anxiety, stress, insomnia, social anxiety, and substance use. Enter code “UMN” on their site to enroll.
  • Effective U: Has a number of online tutorials that help and provide skills on different help topics for students, including Stress Management
  • Resources for Students: The Office for Student Affairs provides this comprehensive list of resources for students, including counseling, crisis assistance, mental health, wellbeing and much more.
Last updated: May 4, 2023