Current Event Stress Support

Dialogue Circles: Trial Discussion Series

WHEN?

Wednesday, March 31, 4pm
Wednesday, April 7, 12pm
Tuesday, April 20, 3pm

WHY ARE THESE CIRCLES BEING HELD?

Come and share your reactions about current events with campus colleagues and peers so that we can create the campus climate that we hope for, collectively. This is not a space for debate but a supportive space.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

All are welcome to participate! Faculty, Staff, and Students.

Come and share your reactions about current events with campus colleagues and peers so that we can create the campus climate that we hope for, collectively. This is not a space for debate but a supportive space."

 

Trial Community Support and Education (Office for Public Engagement)  

"On Monday, March 8, 2021, former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin is scheduled to stand trial for the death of George Floyd. The trial is expected to last several weeks and will have profound impacts across our communities. In anticipation, the University has several levels of planning underway.

The University has compiled the following resources for students, faculty, staff, and community partners leading up to, during, and after the trial. As a partner and member of our local communities, this page aims to provide information to connect to and build on our collective efforts. Because needs and opportunities frequently change, this page is intended to be a dynamic central resource, and we welcome additions via the form linked below."  - Office for Public Engagement

Student Mental Health Twin Cities Campus 

Additional mental health support resources and information about related events and learning opportunities for our entire UMN community

Let's Talk 

Let’s Talk is a program that provides informal virtual drop-in consultations for U of M students throughout the academic year. No appointment is necessary, so you can drop in virtually 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.

Affinity Groups (In Collaboration with our Campus Partners)

Student Counseling Services (SCS) offers a range of online educational workshops, affinity groups to connect and create community, the and therapy groups for increased support and moving toward healing or change around specific challenges. Students are able to learn new skills and strategies, connect with one another, and share difficulties and experiences in a safe, supportive online environment. Some workshops meet for the entire semester, and others for 3 or 6 weeks. Groups and workshops are open to all UMN students who are enrolled in Fall 2020 courses.

Student Counseling Services Webinar: "Caring for your Mental Health During Stressful Political Times" 

Would you like some time to intentionally explore and plan for what you need to feel supported, connected, grounded in this high stress time? Join the Director Vesna Hampel-Kozar and Diversity Liaison Counselor Nina Hernandez Beithon from SCS for a virtual webinar that will discuss what may be happening in mind, body, and spirit at this time, as we guide you through exercises and journal prompts intended to support your well being. 
 

Additional Resources

Mindfulness Resources
  • Here on Student Counseling Service’s Mindfulness Page, you’ll find a variety of different mindfulness practices from some of our staff members

 

Digital Self-Care Tool Kit (UMN Women's Center and the Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life)

"This toolkit is brought to you by the Women’s Center and the Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life. These are resources we recommend and often use to re-center, ground, and engage our practice of radical self-care. As women-identified, femme, Black, indgenous, people of color, trans, and queer folx, self-care takes on special significance for us as an act of personal resistance to systems and conditions that are oppressive. We share these resources with you in hope that you find one or more that you can return to for your own self-care practice."

 
Post - Election Digital Self-Care Tool Kit (UMN Women's Center and the Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life)

"This toolkit is brought to you by the Women’s Center and the Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life. These are resources we recommend and often use to re-center, ground, and engage our practice of radical self-care. As women-identified, femme, Black, indigenous, people of color, trans, and queer folx, self-care takes on special significance for us as an act of personal resistance to systems and conditions that are oppressive. We share these resources with you in hope that you find one or more that you can return to for your own self-care practice"

Current National Discourse Stress Kit - (Penn State CAPS)

"Tips and resources to cope with the current national discourse Brought to you by Penn State Harrisburg
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)"