Let's Talk

Let’s Talk is a program that provides informal virtual and in person drop-in consultations for U of M students throughout the academic year. No appointment is necessary, so you can drop in during the scheduled times. Let’s Talk is not a substitute for formal counseling and does not constitute mental health treatment, but counselors can listen to specific problems, provide support, help explore solutions and give information about other resources. 

Let's Talk is not designed to provide crisis support-if you are currently experiencing a mental health crisis please utilize one of these resources.

Let's Talk sessions will be held virtually and in-person
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getting started

3 Step Process:

Step 1: Check out our Let’s Talk counselor bios and calendar and find a time that works for you.

Let's Talk will resume on January 18th, 2022 for Spring Semester

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Kifaya Bishop

9-11AM

Mondale Hall N160E

Canceled on (1/24)

 

Jake Loeffler

3-5PM 

Virtual for 1/24

Zoom Link

 

Chia-Chen Tu

9:30-11:30AM

Virtual

Zoom Link

 

Greg Sawyer

1:00-3:00PM

205H Memorial Union

Greg Sawyer

11-1PM Virtual

Zoom Link

(Canceled 1/26)

 

Nina Hernandez Beithon 

1:30-3:30PM

Appleby 135

 

 

 

 

Ned McCully

2-4PM

A395-8 Mayo Bldg (UCard Access) 

Melanie Johnson

1-3PM

Virtual 

Zoom Link

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2: Prior to clicking on the zoom link and entering the in person consultation space, go to z.umn.edu/startletstalk complete a brief google form for your Let’s Talk counselor to review. Please wait to fill this form out until right before you are ready to enter the Let’s Talk space. 


Step 3:

Virtual: 

When you've completed this form, please return to the Let's Talk website and click on the Zoom meeting link to enter the waiting room for your counselor: https://counseling.umn.edu/lets-talk

Once the counselor is available they will admit you on a first come-first serve basis into the zoom room.

In-Person:

Please grab a number and slide it under the door to let the counselor know someone is waiting for them. The counselor will be with you as soon as they become available. 

**If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: Fever or Chills and/or have a newly developed cough/ shortness of breath that has started within the past 14 days, or have been exposed to someone with a confirmed COVID-19 infection or have received a positive test for COVID-19 yourself do NOT come to Let's Talk in person and instead choose a virtual shift.

**Please note Let’s Talk consultations are 1-1 meetings and counselors are not able to start a consultation with students in the final 15 minutes before a session ends.


On Campus Resources
  • Student Counseling Services Affinity Groups
    • BAAAM! - Black, African American, African Meeting space
    • Mixed/Multiracial Connections
    • Folx Like Me: A Space for Community and Connection with Queer-Identified Students at the U
    • Affinity Group for Asian/Asian American students – More information coming soon!
Off Campus Resources

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Online Resources