Student Basic Needs

Mental health resources

Mental health is essential to your success as a student. You don't need to navigate this alone.

Everyone needes help sometimes.

Inver Hills Counselors

Counselors meet with students in person, by phone, or zoom video conference. Please see information below on scheduling appointments.

Free Online Mental Health Screening

The Inver Hills Counseling Department is offering an online mental health screening, which can be accessed by students who may have questions or concerns about whether to seek support for common, treatable mental health issues such as depression, alcohol, eating disorders and more. This online screening is free and confidential. It is offered so that you may find out – in a few minutes – whether or not professional consultation would be helpful to you. Results are not shared with campus professionals.

Please visit for more information and to take a free, anonymous screening.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

DIAL 988 for immediate help in a crisis

TEXT 988 for immediate help in a crisis

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Learn more online or call 1-800-273-8255.

Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741

Additional Crisis Lines

Walk-In Counseling Center

Free and accessible mental health counseling offered via Zoom. Counseling services are completely free and anonymous, with no appointment needed. All professional counselors volunteer their time. See website for detailed contact information and instructions.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI works to improve the lives of those with mental illness. It provides education/awareness, advocacy and support.

Contact NAMI helpline at 651-645-2948, ext. 117 or 1-888-NAMI-HELPS or via email at Note: This is not a crisis line. NAMI helps callers be the best advocates they can be and provides guidance on navigating the system.

Learn more online:

Mental Health Minnesota

Mental Health MN is a mental health advocacy and education organization that provides crisis resources, peer support, screening tool and more. Visit their website to learn more.

Therapist Directories

Listing of Black mental health professionals in Minnesota

MESF Directory of Black Psychotherapists

MN LGBTQ+ Therapist Network

MN Trauma Therapist Directory

Mental Health Resource Guides

Provided by the Mental Health Coalition