Personal Wellbeing

Staying safe extends beyond personal safety. How your body, mind, emotions, and spirit connect to help you get through the day. No matter the time or reason, we’re here to help get you to what you need to succeed at the University of Minnesota.

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Do You Need to Talk to Someone?

Emergency      
Call or text 911

Student Crisis Line     
Call: 612-301-4673 or text: “UMN” to 61222

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 
Call 988 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

The Aurora Center 24-hour helpline   
Call 612-626-9111 or the office at 612-626-2929

National Sexual Assault Hotline 
Call 800-656-HOPE (4673) or chat at hotline.rainn.org


Mental Health 

The University of Minnesota continually strives to raise awareness and provide support for mental health. Find ways to get what you need, when you need it, to be your best possible self.


For students

Boynton Mental Health

Find support and resources, including counseling services, drop-in crisis support, psychiatric care, alcohol and drug recovery, and ADHD guidance. Get connected by calling 612-625-3222.

Student Counseling Services

There’s no need to suffer alone. Reach out for trusted counselor support, self-help materials, and specialized content for marginalized identities. 

PAWS

Pet Away Worry & Stress with therapy animals throughout the academic year. Free to use, no appointment needed.

Effective U

Learn ways to manage all aspects of college life through self-paced resources and tutorials.

Let’s Talk

Learn more about what resources, programs, and services are the best fit for you. Note: This program is not designed for crisis support.

Care Program

Get connected to resources specific to your academic and wellbeing success.

Learn to Live

Complete self-guided, online therapy for stress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Access for free with code UMN.

For faculty and staff

Twin Cities metro crisis line

Call **CRISIS (274747) or text “MN” to 741741 anywhere, at anytime for mental health support.

Employee Assistance Program

Receive mental health counseling and consultation services as part of your benefits package. This program is also available for employee spouses and dependents.

Wellbeing Program

Strive for better wellness through the six dimensions of wellbeing to live a balanced life. As an added bonus, earn points to save money on your University medical plan.

Mental Health Training

On-demand videos to learn essential skills for supporting the needs of students.

View other resources for faculty and staff

For everyone

BIPOC Mental Health collective

Connect with University community members of minority racial and ethnic groups for healing conversation on mental health topics. 

Care Program Referral

Make a referral on behalf of a student who you believe may consider causing harm to themselves or others. 

Be a mental health ally

Knowing what to say to someone in need can be hard. Learn how you can support your peers through a tough mental health moment. 

Minnesota crisis services

Mental health doesn’t take a day off. Discover mental health resources offered by the State of Minnesota. 


Alcohol and Substance Use

Healthy habits in one area of life can positively affect all others. Take the step to help you experience college well informed, on your own terms.


For students

Boynton Health Alcohol and Substance Use services

Seek out confidential assessment and consultation services for determining your level of risk with alcohol or substance use.

What is alcohol poisoning?

Learn the signs of alcohol poisoning and how to save a peer in need. 

What is a drug overdose?

Learn the signs of a drug overdose and how to save a peer in need. 

Boynton Health’s Recovery on Campus (ROC)

Looking to maintain sobriety during your time in college? Join ROC to find allies in your journey toward life without drinking or drugs.

For faculty and staff

Employee Assistance Program

Receive chemical health counseling and consultation services as part of your benefits package. This program is also available for employee spouses and dependents.

For everyone

Share the Air

The University of Minnesota is a smoke- and tobacco- free campus. Learn more about ways to remain compliant with this policy.


Assistance

Sometimes, the basics are a struggle to find. Explore resources for food security, legal services, managing your finances, and more.


For students

Nutritious U Food Pantry

Find fresh and healthy food for free at Boynton Health’s Nutritious U Food Pantry - no proof of need required. 

SNAP benefits

Determine your eligibility for discounted and reduced groceries through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. 

Financial wellness counseling

Speak with financial wellness counselors to answer your money questions and formulate a plan to better manage your finances.

University Student Legal Service

Connect with the University Student Legal Service for representation or inquiries on the law unique to the student experience.

Diversity, Community, and Belonging

Join a community of friendship and support that celebrates equity and diversity. See yourself at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

For faculty and staff

Personal finance counseling

Get free, confidential help and advice for managing you and your family’s personal finances.

For everyone

Bias Response Referral Network

Report incidents of bias at the University to drive our campus climate toward one of equity and inclusivity. 


Health Services 

You know your body better than anyone, until you don’t. Reach for these resources and take charge of your physical health.


For everyone

COVID- 19

Understand the University’s response to COVID-19 procedures.

Boynton Health

Got a cold? Need a dentist? Boynton has what you need to take care of your body. 

RecWell

There’s much to explore at the UMN Twin Cities gyms. Exercise, get massages, learn water safety, and more.

Student organizations

Enrich your time at the University by participating in some of the hundreds of co-curriculars across campus. Sign up today!

Eating disorders

Eating disorders are complex mental health conditions that can affect anyone at any moment. If your or someone you know might be struggling, connect with compassionate care by calling 612-624-1444. 


Sexual Misconduct Prevention 

Sexual misconduct stops when you step up. Check out these resources to seek help, education, and community. You are not alone.


For students

Safer Sex 101

End the stigma towards sexual activity and learn basics that lend toward a healthy and safer community.

Stand up to sexual misconduct

Help end sexual misconduct on our campus. Learn how to prevent misconduct, step up, and offer support to survivors.

For faculty and staff

Report misconduct 

Those in a non-confidential or mandatory reporting capacity should report incidents of misconduct to the Equal Opportunity & Title IX Office.

Online training: Preventing Sexual Misconduct, Discrimination and Retaliation

Help take a step toward an inclusive campus by taking this required education module.

For everyone

National Sexual Assault Hotline

Call 800-656-HOPE (4673) or chat at hotline.rainn.org for support, information, or advice.

The Aurora Center for Advocacy & Education

Get free and confidential crisis intervention if you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, or harassment.

Tips

  • Watch the Swipe

    Protect your privacy by not sharing identifiable information on dating apps.

  • Have Your Exit Line Ready

    “I have to go now,” “I’ve called the police,” “I’m in a relationship,” even if untrue, are okay to say to get out of a dangerous situation.

  • Your Body, Your Choice

    Intimate photos are not for everyone. Sextortion and revenge porn are punishable criminal acts.