Things Are Hard; the Counseling Center Is Here for YOU

Discovering Yourself series kicks off Friday, Oct. 9

Trigger Warning: Suicide and Depression

As we leave Suicide Awareness Month and enter the month of October, it is still increasingly important to continue the discussion of suicide. Suicide awareness is suicide prevention.


It’s important we continue the conversation about depression as it can often feel isolating and furthermore, it is crucial to know that you are not alone.

If things feel hard right now, it’s because things are hard right now. 2020 has been difficult on so many fronts; so as you feel challenged, we want to encourage you to utilize Minnesota State Mankato’s Counseling Center. 

The Counseling Center is organized to best accommodate you with whatever you need. The Counseling Center is here for YOU. So what are the ways that the center can help you?

The Minnesota State Mankato Counseling Center has a variety of resources to best suit you. Some of the upcoming groups for the academic year are: Men’s Group, Beyond Trauma and Graduate Student. The Counseling Center is also offering several workshops, such as their Anxiety Toolbox, Feel Better Fast, Getting Unstuck and Meaning Making Amidst Loss. 

The Discovering Yourself series kicks off Friday, Oct. 9 at 3 p.m. with Body Compassion – Learn the Power of self-compassion to achieve body acceptance and appreciation. Zoom room (935 7754 1212). 

The Counseling Center encourages you to reach out no matter your circumstance, hesitation or situation.

Call the Counseling Center Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at (507) 389-1455 to set up a screening appointment. During your screening, a counselor will clarify information from your screening paperwork, discuss your mental health and academic goals, and will recommend a Care Plan. Or, if you’d like to learn more about their resources check out their webpage at

 If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, there are several contacts including:

  • South Central Crisis Center: 877-399-3040
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273 TALK (8255)
  • Campus Security: 507-389-2111
  • Emergency services: 911


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