Events happening in the world affect us all, and we recognize that we often need resources. With the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, an increase in Asian American/Pacific Islander hate crimes, as well as other recent acts of violence, we have put together some information and resources that may be helpful to students and the campus community. Additionally, St. Cloud State University put together a list of resources for understanding the movement sparked by George Floyd’s death. Students United, a state-wide student advocacy organization representing students of Minnesota State Universities, put together this page regarding their actions and advocacy.
Resources during the Trial of Derek Chauvin
- Understanding What’s Happening in the Trial – Dr. Katie Richardson Jens provided a perspective as an educator to explain different aspects of the proceedings. Watch the videos here.
- Read this explanation of The Criminal Trial Process from the MN Association of Black Lawyers
- Live Q&A with Dr. Katie Richardson Jens – April 14th at 11:30am. Hybrid event, details on DragonCentral.
- Understanding the Trial – resources and information from University of St. Thomas
- Legal Rights Center – information, support and resources
- From Augsburg College – healing from racial trauma resources and self-care for activists resources
Resources for Mental Health – On Campus
Listening & Sharing Space: MSUM Counseling Services and Student Life will offer a safe listening and sharing space that is open to all students. During the one-hour timeframe, Shanti Behrens from Counseling Services and Annie Wood from Student Life will hold space for folks to gather either in-person or online via Zoom. There will be no set agenda and folks are welcome to come as they are. Gatherings will take place on Tuesdays from 3 – 4pm from March 30 through May 11 in CMU 105 or via Zoom. Zoom details are on DragonCentral.
Learn to Live – an online coaching platform to help with anxiety, stress, depression and more. Use the code “MSUM” to get started.
Local / Regional Mental Health and Help Resources
FirstLink: Dial 211 or 701-235-SEEK (7335)
FirstLink is a free, confidential service available to anyone 24/7/365 for listening and support, referrals to resources/help, and crisis intervention. FirstLink answers the 211 helpline, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and communicates via the text line 898-211. FirstLink provides these services across the entire state of North Dakota and parts of Minnesota. Dial 2-1-1 or text your zipcode to 898-211 from anywhere in our service area for confidential help and support.
Fargo Region Southeast Human Service Center
- Crisis Line: 701-298-4500 or 888-342-4900 or 2-1-1 Helpline
- Open Access (walk-in) Assessment Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Telephone/TTY: 701-298-4500, toll-free: 888-342-4900, 711 (TTY)
Clay County Mental Health Services: Emergency Mental Health Services
- 24 hour Mobile Mental Health Crisis Response, Call Toll Free 1-800-223-4512
- 24 hour Help Line, Call 2-1-1 (211) or 701-235-7335 (SEEK)
- 24 hour Text Line, Text your “Zip Code” to 898211
- 24 hour Crisis Text Line, text “MN” to 741741
- Minnesota Warm Line – Peer to Peer Mental Health Support, Monday – Saturday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., call 1-651-288-0400 or toll free 877-404-3190, text “Support” to 85511
Wilder Foundation – culturally appropriate and trauma informed approach to mental health and wellness has addressed the needs of diverse families and communities since 1924. Wilder is a leading mental health and wellness service provider.
MN Care Partner – Minnesota CarePartner is a social-justice based agency that provides quality and culturally focused mental health services in the community and the home.
MN Mental Health Providers of Color Database – search for providers based on speciality areas and identity.
National Mental Health and Help Resources
- 24-hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, (800) 273-8255
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Spanish), (888) 628-9454
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Options for Deaf and Hard of Hearing), (800) 799-4889
- Crisis Text Line: Text HELLO to 741741
- National Domestic Violence Hotline, (800) 799-7233
- Veterans Crisis Line, (800) 273-8255
- National Graduate Student Crisis Hotline, (877) 472-3457