Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being
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The Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being offers mental health support and skills groups for MTU students. Check out the group descriptions to find out about the groups and how to participate.
All groups are held via Zoom, unless otherwise stated.

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Quarantine/Isolation Group

Quarantine Group

Monday - Friday at 7 p.m.
This group provides support for students who are currently quarantined or isolated due to COVID-19. The group will provide connection and support as well as help connect students with resources if needed. Contact for more information.

Self Improvement Groups

Emotional Well-being

Mondays at 6 p.m.
The goal of this group is to develop skills that will build a healthy mindset and work toward building healthy relationships with others. The group will focus on learning techniques and strategies related to communication, assertiveness, healthy boundaries and what it means to be confident. Practice is required within the group and outside of group to meet maximum benefit. Contact Kerri Gilbertson ( for more information.

The Art of Self-Compassion

Tuesdays at 11 a.m.
Are you your own worst critic? Sometimes we are kind to others, but not to ourselves. Learn how to love yourself even who you don’t do as well as you had hoped. Build your capacity pf resilience and compassion while understanding that you don’t have to be doing better than everyone else to feel good about yourself. Being more self-compassionate can lead to greater happiness, higher motivation, better relationships, and less anxiety and depression. Contact Sarah Woodruff ( for more information.

Be Well: Living a Balanced Life

Thursdays at 1 p.m.
Feeling a little out of whack lately? Struggling to balance it all - school, cleaning, health care, nutrition, exercise, etc? Did that list of things just freak you out? It's okay, we get it - it's hard to lead a balanced life and do college. Join us for tips, tricks, and discussion about how to BE WELL and live your best life. Contact Dayna Browning ( or Whitney Boroski ( for more info.

Adapting to Change

Thursdays at 2 p.m.
Change is hard. If you're dealing with tough circumstances around change, or worried about big changes coming up, this group is for you. Contact Eric Arundel at for more info.

Adjusting to College

Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
Adjusting to college is no joke. It can be tons of fun and it holds a million new opportunities, but it can also bring a lot of stress and questions. This group will focus on how to make this transition smooth - even if you've already been here for a year or two! Contact Nancy Taglione at for more info.

Stress and Anxiety Groups

Anxiety and Stress Management

Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 11 a.m.
This group focuses on strategies to manage anxiety with specific focus on the cognitive aspects that contribute to anxiety problems. Contact Crystal McLeod at for more info.

Academic Stress Support Group

Mondays at 1 p.m.
This group will provide support for students who are struggling with academics. The group will focus on skill building and academic success. Contact Dayna Browning at for more information.

Support Groups

Graduate Student Support Group

Tuesdays at 5 p.m.

This group will provide support for graduate students. Contact Kerri Gilbertson at or Anna McClatchy at for more information.

Grief and Loss Support

Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
This group is a safe place for individuals to talk and learn how to find a “new normal” after a death or loss in their life with others who face a similar challenge. Contact Kerri Gilbertson at for more information.

Transgender Support Group

Group time TBD, contact counselor for information.
This is a discussion-based group for all trans students who are seeking additional support and resources as they face the challenges of identifying as a member of the transgender community in a university setting. Contact Amber Bennett at or Amy Howard at for information on joining the group.
Individuals must be referred by their counselor or request to join the group by contacting the facilitator listed above.

Children of Parents with Mental Illness

Group time TBD, contact counselor for information.
This group aims to provide a safe place to gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing a similar circumstance. The goals of this group include understanding mental illness and the stigma associated with it, addressing and coping with the personal anxiety associated with developing a mental illness and reducing the overall stigma surrounding mental illness on a personal level. Contact Kerri Gilbertson at for information on joining the group.

Individuals must be referred by their counselor or request to join the group by contacting the facilitator listed above.

Specialized Skill Groups

Managing Depression

Wednesdays at 3 p.m.
This is a group intended to provide a supportive environment for students living with depression. During weekly meetings, students will discuss experiences and facilitate skill development to help them better manage their depressive symptoms and improve engagement in academics, interpersonal relationships and self-care. Contact Sarah Woodruff at for more information.

Reduce your Use

Tuesdays at 4 p.m.
This group is for students who would like to explore how to feel more in control of their drug and alcohol use. Gain information and support for making healthier decisions around certain harmful behaviors or consequences relating to drugs and alcohol. Contact Lisa Meyer at for more information.


Let's Chat! 

Fridays from 3–5 p.m.
Did you have a long week? Feel like you studied so much you can’t possibly fit anymore information in your brain?  Want someone to talk to? Or maybe laugh with? Come check out our  “Let’s Chat” group on Fridays from 3pm-5pm! You’re more than welcome to leave before the two hours is up and you can join later than 3, as well. The goal of this group is really simple…. human interaction. Having to be quarantined, taking classes remotely, or just not leaving your house as much can be really draining and boring. This group is meant to be a fun, stress-reliever where we can chat about anything that’s on your mind. Feel free to turn your cameras off or on, talk or just listen, and you never have to say or do anything you're not comfortable with! Come chat with us!! Find more information here.