Mental health is essential to your success as a student. You don’t need to navigate this alone. Ridgewater Counselors are available to meet with students who are struggling with mental health and can help refer students struggling with basic needs. Counselors meet with students in person, via phone or zoom video conference. Please see information below on scheduling appointments. Call student services to schedule an appointment (320)-222-5971.
Hutchinson Health Emergency 24-hour mental health helpline
McLeod County Mobile and Telephone Crisis Response
Woodland Center Mobile Crisis Response (Serving Big Stone, Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Meeker, Renville and Swift Counties)
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a United States-based suicide prevention network of over 160 crisis centers that provides 24/7 service via a toll-free hotline with the number 1-800-273-8255. It is available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime. Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.
ULifeline is an anonymous, confidential, online resource center, where college students can be comfortable searching for the information they need and want regarding emotional health.
HeretoHelp is a project of the BC Partners for Mental Health and Substance Use Information
But if you are feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or unable to do the things you once enjoyed, it may be time to assess your emotional health. If you are concerned about yourself or someone you love, take a few minutes to complete an anonymous self-assessment.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA)
CONNECT is offering free services provided by volunteers to individuals who may be experiencing anxiety, stress and worry.
Greater Minnesota Family Services is offering free Tele Help service by calling 320-403-4167 to speak to a counselor. For more information, refer to the Greater Minnesota Family Services flyer [PDF] for details. GMFS provides services to a number of counties including but not limited to Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Swift, Stearns, Sherburne, Big Stone, Lac Qui Parle.
Unemployment insurance for those who are displaced by COVID-19.
Minnesota Department of Health
Through Drugwatch, consumers can get the information they need to make informed health care decisions, share their drug and device stories, and connect with an experienced national law firm.