CEGE Mental Health Resources

Crisis Line 612-301-4673 or text "UMN" to 61222

Boynton Mental Health
Telehealth counseling and psychiatric treatment
Call for appointment: 612-624-1444

Student Counseling Services (SCS) 
Virtual counseling services


Academic Coaching
Student Academic Success Services (SASS)
Schedule an appointment: email  sass@umn.edu

Learn to Live
Confidential online cognitive behavioral therapy
Visit the Learn to Live website (enter code "UMN").

Let’s Talk program
Informal virtual drop-in consultations
No appointment is necessary


The Aurora Center for Advocacy & Education
Confidential, safe space for students who are victims/survivors/concerned people of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and sexual harassment

CEGE is committed to helping our students bring their best selves to their classes, academic work, and the UMN community. Our department has 4 trained Mental Health Advocates (MHA). MHA can help support students, or concerned faculty/staff, find mental health resources on campus for undergraduate or graduate students.

CEGE Mental Health Advocates
Michelle Anderson
Michelle Anderson (staff)
Office CivE 147
Phone 612-625-1807
Randal Barnes
Randal Barnes (professor)
Office CivE 234
Phone 612-625-5828
E-mail barne003@umn.edu
Catherine French
Cathy French (professor)
Office CivE 254
Phone 612-625-3877
E-mail cfrench@umn.edu
Tim LaPara
Tim LaPara (professor)
Office CivE 146
Phone (612) 624-6028
E-mail lapar001@umn.edu


As a student you may experience a range of issues that can cause barriers to learning, such as strained relationships, increased anxiety, alcohol/drug problems, feeling down, difficulty concentrating, and/or lack of motivation. These mental health concerns or stressful events may lead to diminished academic performance and may reduce your ability to participate in daily activities. University services are available to assist you. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential mental health services available on campus via the Student Mental Health Website: http://www.mentalhealth.umn.edu.