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
Poison Poison Control 1-800-222-1222
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

Videophone: 1-855-812-1001

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
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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