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The College of St. Scholastica

Counseling Services

Professional clinicians assist students in addressing the feelings and stressors of college life and other important personal concerns. They work closely and confidentially with students on a variety of issues including:

  • developmental transitions (i.e. beginning college, graduation, etc.)
  • relationship problems with peers or family
  • depression, anxiety and stress
  • grief and loss
  • sleep issues
  • substance abuse
  • eating disorders
  • difficulty in handling emotions
  • religious concerns
  • building self-esteem and confidence


St. Scholastica provides counseling services to students on the Duluth Main Campus and the Health Science Center at BlueStone. All other students receive mental health and counseling support services through the Saints Assistance online resource.

There isn’t a cost for counseling services (except for psychiatric evaluations and management of medications — billed to insurance).

Mental Health Crisis Resources

In case of a medical or safety emergency please call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest Emergency Room. If you or someone you know is experiencing serious mental health signs or symptoms, the following resources are available for those needing immediate access to mental health supports.

After Hours Mental Health Resources

  • Campus Safety (Duluth and Health Science Center campuses): 218-723-6175
  • Duluth Campus (Southern St. Louis and Carlton County Mobile Crisis): 844-772-4724
  • Austin Area (Mower County Mobile Crisis): 844-274-7472
  • Brainerd Area (Crow Wing County Mobile Crisis): 800-462-5525
  • Grand Rapids Area (Itasca County Mobile Crisis): 218-326-8565
  • Inver Hills Area (Dakota County Mobile Crisis): 952-891-7171
  • St. Cloud Campus (Central Minnesota Mental Health Center): 800-635-8008

View additional mental health mobile crisis response by Minnesota county.

Other Mental Health Crisis Resources

  • National Suicide Prevention Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 (TALK)
  • Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: 9-8-8
  • Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741741
  • Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 and Press 1, or text to 838255
  • The Steve Fund (for students of color): text STEVE to 741741
  • Trevor Project Lifeline (for LGBTQ+ students): 866-488-7386, or text START to 678678
  • DeafLEAD: A 24-hour crisis line for Deaf or hard of hearing individuals available in ASL

JED Campus

JED Campus logoBy becoming a JED Campus member St. Scholastica demonstrates a commitment to the emotional well-being of its students. JED Campus is a nationwide initiative of The Jed Foundation designed to empower schools with a framework and customized support to enhance student  mental health services, suicide prevention and substance abuse prevention.

JED’s programs are grounded in an evidence-based model used to assess efforts currently being made on campus, identifying existing strengths and improvements within.

Strategic Plan Working Groups

In collaboration with JED Campus, St. Scholastica has identified strategic goals and action steps related to implementing and enhancing mental health, substance use and suicide prevention strategies on our campus. Strategic objectives were identified and six key working groups were created:

  • Clinical and Substance Use
  • Communication and Collaboration of Efforts
  • Equity in Mental Health
  • Gatekeeper Training
  • Life Skills
  • Student Support and Campus Protection