Resources for Students during the Trial of Derek Chauvin and Beyond

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

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.

MSUM Counseling Services and Counseling Community Outreach Center are available for students seeking counseling support.

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