Confidential mental health support is available to Lake Superior College students. Specialists are available to provide resources and support tailored to help you with career, academic and personal concerns. We courage you to talk with a professional when life gets in the way of your academic success. Complete the Mental Health Counseling Request Form or call (218) 733-7603 to make an appointment.

Resources for Mental Health

United Healthcare is offering an emotional support help line for ALL STUDENTS through one of their subsidiary companies called Optum. The toll-free help line number,  1-866-342-6892, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for as long as necessary and the service is free of charge and open to any student.

In case of mental health emergency, contact:

  • 911
  • National suicide prevention lifeline:
    1 (800) 273-8255
    Lifeline chat
  • Birchtree; a voluntary safe place for 72 hours (located in the Duluth mall area):
    (218) 623-1800 or
    1 (844) 772-4724
  • Anyone can dial or text 988 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to reach crisis support or to use an online chat feature to connect with crisis support. People can also dial 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

Our hearts are heavy and we stand with our communities of color. If you need a place to process your anger, grief, trauma, sadness….we are here for you. The LSC counselor can provide direct assistance as well as community referrals to best meet your needs. We see you. We care about you. We are here for you.

Are you a young person of color? Feeling down, stressed or overwhelmed? Text STEVE to 741741 and a live, trained Crisis Counselor will respond.

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