The Student Center for Health and Well-Being promotes a philosophy of mutual responsibility and believes that, as a college community, we have a responsibility to one another. When a friend or peer is engaging in behaviors that cause us concern or is self-destructive, we have a responsibility to address those behaviors and encourage the person to seek appropriate help and support.
The question becomes "How?" Here are some ideas and options you might have in such a situation.
If you want to talk to the person for whom you have a concern directly, here are some tips:
Important things to remember:
You do not have to be alone in your concern. Reach out and ask for support and help as to what you should do. Let the person with the problem take ownership of the problem. While you can be supportive, the person has control of what he or she will do. Most importantly, take care of yourself. You want to empathize and understand the problem another person is having without taking on their problem as your own. If you begin to lose sleep, worry so much you cannot concentrate, or your own grades begin to suffer, seek support and help for yourself.
For appointments or more information,
call (218) 723-6085 or stop by Tower 2150
M- F: 8 am - 4 pm
After hours mental health crisis resources:
In an emergency, call 911.
If CSS Duluth Campuses are closed and all classes or activities are cancelled, appointments with Counseling Services are also cancelled.
Teresa Guerrero, MSW, LICSW
Director of SCHAWB
Pam Bjorklund, Ph.D., RN, CS, PMHNP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Leigh Branovan, MSW, LICSW
Assistant Director, Mental Health Therapist
Sarah Wells, MSW, LICSW
Mental Health Education Coordinator, Mental Health Therapist
Glenn Maloney, MSW, LICSW, LADC Mental Health Therapist