Let's Talk

Let's Talk is postponed until further notice. Please see these alternative resources for help at this time. We are working on finding means to offer Lets Talk safely during COVID-19.

Mindfulness Resources for People of Color
   - A list of resources compiled by UC Santa Cruz Counseling and Psychological Services
The Validation Station
   - Sign up for free affirming text messages sent daily – for trans and gender non-conforming folks
Black Lives Matter Meditations
   - For healing racial trauma and cultivating an anti-racist mindset
San Diego LGBT Pride
   - LGBTQ community list of resources and support
Dr. Kristin Neff
   - A website containing self-compassion research, guided meditations and exercises, mindful self-compassion training, and a self-compassion assessment

   - A meditation app by and for the Black and African Diaspora
   - Exercises designed to address anxiety, trauma reactions, and relationship conflict. Quick links to resources for finding crisis care, mental health support, and service agencies
   - Record what makes you grateful and receive affirmation quotes
What’s Up?
   - Uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) methods to help you cope with Depression, Anxiety, Stress, and more. Use the positive and negative habit tracker to maintain your good habits, and break those that are counterproductive.

Emotional-Support Helpline: 1-866-342-6892
Free access to specially trained mental health specialists to support people who may be
experiencing anxiety or stress around COVID-19. Provided by Optum, the toll-free helpline number, 866-342-6892, is open 24/7. The service is free of charge and open to anyone!

Online Therapy Resources for students without insurance
Sign up online and pay for sessions with a licensed counselor or utilize therapy programs.
   - Online counseling by text, audio or video messaging at an affordable cost
Better Help
   - Professional online counselors available 24/7, private and affordable
Learn to Live
   - Confidential, accessible, and customized online programs using a web-based cognitive behavioral therapy approach
   - Enter code “UMN” for free access

National and Local Mental Health Hotlines
UMN Student Mental Health Crisis Hotline: 612-301-4673
   -  Free, available 24/7
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
   -  Free, available 24/7
Crisis Text Line
   - Free, available 24/7
   - Confidential text message service for those in crisis Text “UAB” to 741741
Minnesota Department of Human Services
   - Crisis Hotline dial ** CRISIS (274747) or Text “MN” to 741 741
   - Phone and text are free, available 24/7
   - See website for additional mental health crisis response phone numbers
Minnesota Crisis Numbers/Resources by County
Recovery Resource Center
   - Toll Free Assessment, call 866-720-3784
   - Local support for substance use concerns
Trans Lifeline Crisis Hotline
   - Free, available 24/7
   - Peer support hotline
The Trevor Project
   - Hotline and Resources for the LQBTQ+ Community, all services are free
   - For Trevor Lifeline, dial 1-866-488-7386 (available 24/7)
   - For TrevorText, text the word “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200 (Thursday and Friday evenings)
   - For TrevorChat, enter the online portal on the website
Graduate Student HelpLine
   - Call 877-GRAD-HLP (472-3457)
Veterans Crisis Line
   - Call 800-273-8255