Central Lakes College has a professionally trained, experienced Mental Health Ally on campus to help support and guide students with a variety of personal and academic needs. This person is here to help students identify solutions and assist them in working toward those solutions. These services are designed to help connect students to a variety of resources (on and off campus), so that students can be successful in their educational journeys.
Personal Counseling: Confidential, short term individual counseling is available for a variety of personal issues including college transition, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues and much more. The Mental Health Ally is happy to talk with all students about any issue causing concern or distress.
Academic Support: The Mental Health Ally works collaboratively with all CLC Student Services and Faculty to academically support students. The Ally can help students establish and clarify their educational goals and then offer support and ideas to help students be successful in reaching those goals. The Ally also serves as a resource for faculty and iCare referrals.
Career Counseling: Career counseling appointments can be made to help students discuss and explore career options and assist students with short-term and long-term career planning. Students can go through the Counseling Office to take formal career assessments like the Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Strong Interest Inventory (SII). There is a small fee for these assessments. To schedule an individual, career counseling appointment, please contact Suzie Karsnia at 218-855-8015 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mental Health Resources
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)- Information and resources on some common mental health conditions.
The Jed Foundation – Information and resources to help teens and young adults.
Learn to Live
For CLC students learntolive offers free and confidential online programs using Cognitive Behavior Therapy to help with stress, anxiety and worry; depression; social anxiety; insomnia and substance use.
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Free to CLC students. Contact Jennifer Perez Krueger for a referral. 218-820-3445
Crisis Line and Referral Service
24-hour help line serving Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd, and Wadena Counties
218-828-HELP (4357) or 800-462-5525
Peer to peer support 844-739-6369, available 5pm-9am
Crisis and Support Text Line
Text: MN to 741741
Green Bandana Project
A movement on college campuses to show solidarity and support for students struggling with their mental health. Click here to learn more