Groups

The Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being offers mental health therapy, 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 currently held via Zoom, unless otherwise stated.

Fall 2021 Groups

Self-Improvement Groups

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 when you don’t do as well as you had hoped. Build your capacity for 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 (smwoodru@mtu.edu) for more information.

Stress & Anxiety Management Groups

Anxiety and Stress Management Support Group

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 cpmcleod@mtu.edu for more info.

Support Groups

Graduate Student Support Group

Wednesdays at 3 p.m.
This group will provide support for graduate students. Contact Kerri Gilbertson at kbmayra@mtu.edu or Anna McClatchy at ajmcclat@mtu.edu for more information.

Grief and Loss Support

Contact Kerri Gilbertson at kbmayra@mtu.edu to request a group assessment
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 kbmayra@mtu.edu for more information.

Transgender Support Group

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 Amy Howard, alhoward@mtu.edu, for information.

Children of Parents with Mental Illness Support Group

Contact Kerri Gilbertson at kbmayra@mtu.edu to request a group assessment
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 kbmayra@mtu.edu for information on joining the group.

Specialized Skills Groups

Managing Depression

Tuesdays 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 smwoodru@mtu.edu for more information.

Reduce Your Use

Wednesdays at 4 p.m. (starting Sept. 29)
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 lmeyer@mtu.edu for more information.

Special Interest Groups

Board Game Group

Fridays from 3 p.m.- 5 p.m. (starting Sept. 24)
Are you worn out at the end of the week and just want to hang out and play a game? Then this group is for you! We will chill and play strategy-based board games. The goal is to relax, meet new friends, and have some fun at the end of a long week of classes. All are welcome! Email Eric Arundel at emarunde@mtu.edu for more information.