Mental Health Resources

We are all challenged these days to stay focused and be hopeful. We can meet these challenges by taking steps to create positive mental health.

Here are a variety of resources you can use to support your mental health.

If you know someone who is struggling, here’s a step-by-step guide about how to help.

Resilience is the ability to successfully adapt to stressors and adversity. It’s the ability to “bounce back” and grow from difficult experiences.

Everyone faces challenges to well-being and thriving throughout their lives, and college can be a particularly stressful time.

Explore the Resilience Toolkit and build your resilience skills.

WSU Counseling Services does provide one-on-one counseling sessions, but we are not able to provide services long-term.

There are many counselors in the Winona area who can help support your mental health needs. Please note this list is not exhaustive.

There are many helpful online resources available. We’ve pulled out just a few:

Keep in mind that many of these sites are not maintained by WSU Counseling Services, and we cannot guarantee the accuracy of all information.

This information is intended to educate and does not replace a need for personal counseling.

For many students, the COVID-19 pandemic is an additional source of stress on top the usual college concerns.

Here are some resources to help you manage your mental health in response to the challenges from COVID-19:

Resources for Coping

Stress & Anxiety

The shifting world we are now a part of can cause stress and anxiety. Some stress is inevitable and not all stress is bad.

Anxiety or panic, on the other hand, can send us in unhelpful and even scary directions.

Here are some ideas on positively managing stress and staying resilient.

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Relaxation & Meditation

Below are a series of guided meditations offered to provide space in your day to pause and refocus on calm.

When we physically relax, we are able to think more clearly and rationally. Creating a practice of physical relaxation begins the process of creating new ways of thinking and responding to distress.

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Counselors on Coping

Everyone has mental health, and everyone has ways to cope. What are yours? Consider your list.

  • What helps? Are there things you can add to this list?
  • Are you choosing positive coping strategies?
  • Are you taking time each day for some level of self-care?

Listen to how some of our counselors are coping in their own lives.

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