The Department of Chemistry is deeply committed to the mental health of its students, faculty, and staff.
Mental Health Online Resources
mentalhealth.umn.edu: A central, online resource hub is student-focused, but contains helpful information for all members of the University community.
Department of Chemistry Mental Health Advocates
- Professor Philippe Buhlmann, firstname.lastname@example.org, 325 Smith Hall
- Professor Michelle Driessen, email@example.com, 113 Smith Hall
- Professor Lee Penn, firstname.lastname@example.org, 225 Smith Hall
- Stephanie Stathopoulos, email@example.com, 135 Smith Hall
Mental health advocates are not counselors, but are trained on how to identify and respond to distressed students, and refer them to possible resources. While focusing on the mental health concerns of students, mental health advocates are available to talk to staff and faculty as well.
The Community of Chemistry Students was formed in 2012 and is a student-driven group that promotes a healthy academic environment for all graduate students. It connects students with existing university resources and refines and/or develops new resources aimed at increasing graduate student health, happiness, and productivity. It also facilitates communication between department faculty and staff and the graduate student body. It plans a variety of events and workshops, and creates videos for its "Surviving and Thriving Video Series," and has a number of helpful resources links on its resource web page.
For faculty and staff members seeking resources, the University of Minnesota Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides confidential professional consultation and referral services to address any personal or work concern that may be affecting your wellbeing. You can receive up to eight sessions at no cost if eligible. EAP is available to all benefits-eligible employees on all system campuses. Spouse and dependent children are also eligible for EAP services.