Self-Help Resources

If you are in immediate danger – CALL 911

If you (or someone you know) is in immediate danger or experiencing a mental health crisis, call 911. Dangerous crisis situations include suicidal behaviors or threats, homicidal behavior or threats, irrational dangerous behavior, or excessive consumption of alcohol or drugs. If you are not sure whether the situation represents immediate danger, err on the side of caution and place the call.

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 the counseling page or call (218) 755-2053. You can also set up an appointment here.

Mental Health Bites

Mental Health Bites from BSU experts in the form of a zoom podcast where we discuss topics relevant for today’s NTC/BSU students. Meet the Student Center for Health & Counseling staff in today’s episode.


A list of websites about mental health, depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder, addiction, self-love, LGBTQ+ support, People of Color support, and more.


A list of apps that support your mental well-being.

Videos and Podcasts

Video resources and podcasts about mental health and well-being.

Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco Resources

A collection of resources to help people learn about and overcome drug, alcohol, and tobacco abuse.


A collection of self-assessment tools regarding mental health, alcohol use, and gambling to help you decide if you need help.

Community Services Directory

Phone directory for on-campus and community health and counseling services as well as crisis hotlines.

24/7 Mental Health Help

If the mental health crisis you are experiencing is not dangerous, but you wish to access health care immediately.

BSU Comprehensive Resource Guide for Students

All inclusive resources for the Bemidji area, including financial, housing, and food.

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

Distress Flow Sheet

Download Distress Flowsheet Here