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