Below is a collection of self-help resources to help you navigate the different struggles that you may face in your college years. These resources have a lot of good information about mental health but cannot replace the help you could receive from a professional. If you think you will benefit from professional help, visit our counseling services or call.
You can also set up an appointment.
If You Are in Immediate Danger – Call 911
- 24/7 mental health crisis support. If the mental health crisis you are experiencing is not dangerous, but you wish to access health care immediately.
- Self-help tools. Visit our list of self-help mental health resources for depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder, addiction, self-love, LGBTQ+ support, People of Color support and more.
- Drug, alcohol, tobacco and gambling. Learn about addiction and complete self-assessments.
- Community directory. Phone directory for on-campus and community health and counseling services as well as crisis hotlines.
- Bemidji area resources. All inclusive resources for the Bemidji area, including financial, housing and food.
National Hotlines and Resources
If you or someone you know needs help, consider reaching out to one of these national hotlines or resources.
|Type of Service||Name||Phone Number|
|Mental Health||National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7||1-800-273-TALK (8255)|
|Mental Health||Crisis Text Line 24/7||Text “MN” to 741741|
|Chemical Health||Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)||1-800-662-HELP (4357)|
|Chemical Health||American Addictions Centers Hotline||1-866-959-7147|
|Violence||National Sexual Assault Hotline 24/7||1-800-656-HOPE (4673)|
|Violence||National Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7||1-800-799-SAFE (7233)|
|Violence||Casa de Esperanza bilingual Domestic Violence Helpline||651-772-1611|
|Violence||National Deaf Domestic Violence Hotline||
|Violence||Love is Respect (teen dating violence)||1-866-331-9474|
|Violence||Strong Hearts Native Helpline (Native American Domestic Violence Helpline)||1-844-762-8483|
|LGBTQIA+||National Help Center Hotline||1-888-234-7243|
|LGBTQIA+||Anti-Violence Hotline 24/7 English/Spanish||212-714-1141|
|Trans||National Trans Lifeline||1-877-565-8860|
|Eating Disorder||National Eating Disorders Helpline M-TH 8a-8pm, F: 10a-4pm||1-800-931-2237|
|Eating Disorder||National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders’ M-F 9a-5pm||630-577-1330|
|Eating Disorder||National Alliance for Eating Disorders||findedhelp.com|
|BIPOC||Call BlackLine 24/7 Hotline prioritized for BIPOC||1-800-604-5841|
|BIPOC||Crisis Line for Racial Equity Support M-F 12pm-9pm||1-503-575-3764|
Tips for Managing Distress
- Acknowledge reactions
- Avoid too much exposure to news
- Take care of your body
- Take breaks
- Connect with others
- Seek accurate information
- Follow protection and prevention tips provided by qualified medical professionals,
including Student Health Services.
- Seek out and utilize campus resources
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