Navigating a global pandemic—in the midst of your college studies—is a challenge. Period.
Many of you may be experiencing a range of emotions, thoughts and reactions associated with social distancing and isolation. It can be normal to experience a mix of emotions, uncertainty, anxiety, fear or even calm given the upheaval in our daily lives.
Here at Mines, you are not alone. If you need help dealing with coronavirus-related stress and anxiety—or stress and anxiety of any kind—there are tons of resources available, many of which are accessible virtually from home.
Remember: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24/7 confidential resource for anyone who is feeling emotionally distressed or suicidal. When you call 1-800-273-8255 or text “TALK” to 741741, you will be connected with a local crisis worker via phone or chat who you’ll be able to talk with. There is always someone there to listen and support you!
Mines Counseling Center: Spring 2021 Services Overview
The Counseling Center provides mental health services to students and is staffed by licensed and experienced professionals skilled in handling a variety of presenting concerns. Services are designed to assist students in resolving issues that interfere with their ability to successfully navigate the Mines journey. Services are confidential, voluntary and covered by student fees.
- Virtual Drop-In Groups: Weekly, virtual drop-in groups provide students tools and tips to address common concerns in college in a supportive and inclusive environment. All times in Mountain Time.
- Office Hours, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays @ 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Personalized 1-on-1 support with a therapist from the Counseling Center – ask a question about a friend, get support for your anxiety, troubleshoot sleep or schedule struggles, or just talk with someone to help you maintain your balance. Facilitated by Mines Counselors
- Peer Support Group, Wednesdays and Thursdays @ 3 to 4 p.m.: This group is a supportive environment that encourages students to talk to each other about their wellbeing at Mines. Facilitated by DU Graduate Social Work Interns and Mines Peer Educators, supported by Counseling Center Counselors.
- Wellness Skills Seminars: Monthly, virtual 30-minute seminars on topics to help students thrive in their college experience. Preview our on-demand intro videos online to learn more, then join the seminar to expand on these skills. Various times offered.
- Refresh Your Perspective, Mindfulness, Tackling Test Anxiety, Coping with Grief, Video Games & the Impact of Chronic Over-Stimulation, Social Media: Supporting Connection or Isolation?, Self-Care Essentials, & Express Yourself!
- Virtual, Short-Term Individual Therapy: Virtual, solution-focused individual therapy. Schedule a phone consultation to learn more. Request a phone consultation here.
- AHP Live Care: Free online counseling with licensed counselors, available to ALL Mines students. Simply sign up, review counselor profiles, schedule an appointment, and continue ongoing sessions with the same provider.
- Case Management: Care coordination for students seeking long-term or specialized counseling. The Case Manager can help students select a provider in the community, with consideration of insurance, location, and specialties. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Mindful Mondays…& More!, Mondays @ 3 to 3:30 p.m. Join us wherever you are for an online guided mindfulness meditation to calm and quiet your mind. Plus three evening meditations on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays @ 8 p.m.
- Wellness Wednesdays: Follow us on Instagram @WellnessatMines to learn short and sweet tips to maintain your wellness.
Please visit our website, counseling.mines.edu, for all Zoom links, additional information or to request services.