Tag Archives: Mental Health Resources

Free mental health services for students and university employees

Students who are struggling with a mental health issue can access free services, including individual and group counseling. Call 651-793-1568 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays to schedule an appointment.

Free mental health screenings are available through the Counseling Services webpage.

If you are a faculty or staff member struggling with a mental health issue, help is available through the LifeMatters Employee Assistance Program, 1-800-657-3719.

If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

Peer support for students with mental illness

NAMI On Campus, a sub-group of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), is coming to Metropolitan State. NAMI on Campus clubs are student-led, student-run mental health organizations on college campuses whose members:

·  Raise mental health awareness with fairs, walks, and candlelit vigils.
·  Educate the campus with presentations, guest speakers, and student panels.
·  Advocate for improved mental health services and policies on campus.
·  Support each other with signature NAMI programs from NAMI State Organizations and Affiliates.

Alysia Lajune, the Student Life Leadership Development Coordinator and current member of NAMI-Minnesota, will serve as advisor of Metro’s NAMI On Campus club, and will be collaborating frequently with Student Counseling Services and Disability Services to ensure that students are well-informed and well-served.

NAMI on Campus is recruiting students to join this new organization. They are asking students that know a student who has struggled with mental health problems, to please extend a personal invitation to him/her/them to consider joining NAMI On Campus, and share the the information contained here and here. Membership is also open to any student who wants to advocate for mental health resources, or simply learn more about mental illness for themselves, for a loved one, and/or for career development. Students should contact: alysia.lajune@metrostate.edu directly to join or to get more information.