The Office of Health Promotion is working to create opportunities and environments where all students feel good about a life in which they are functioning well. Check out the following pages to learn about training opportunities, programs, and resources to support your own mental health or a friend’s.

If you or someone you care about is experiencing a mental health crisis, contact Security (x4444) or call the online Mental Health Counseling Line: (855) 705-2479 for help 24/7.

If you are concerned about a friend, but it is not an emergency, please fill out a Community Concern Form.

If you are interested in learning about your own mental health, take an online screening.

Explore the Supporting Student Mental Health website, a Carleton resource hub for faculty, staff, parents, and family members to use in supporting Carleton students.

If you notice any of the following, it could be a sign it’s time to check in:

  • Changes in their appearance and ability to take care of themselves
  • Negative changes in their mood or disposition
  • Changes in behavior or speech
  • Changes in relationships
  • Decreased interest in school or worse grades
  • You’re concerned they might hurt themselves

If you’re concerned about someone’s mental health, it can be helpful to have a conversation with them.

  • Don’t be afraid to check in if you’re concerned
  • Listen without judging the other person’s experience
  • Find help on the Supporting Student Mental Health website
  • Take care of yourself, and reach out for help for yourself if needed

Seek out help for yourself or others when negative thoughts and feelings:

  • Are too intense
  • Last too long
  • Interfere with daily activities
  • Are associated with other health issues
  • Don’t get better or do get worse
  • Become dangerous
  • Don’t feel right