Our students overall wellness is a critical piece to their academic success and happiness in college. We realize student’s come to us with habits already established when it comes to their physical health. Academic success can be affected if a student is lacking in any of the following basic physical health areas. Check out the resource information provided under each topic.
- Eating healthy (Source: Mayo Clinic)
- Drinking enough water (Source: Mayo Clinic)
- Exercise (Source: Mayo Clinic) | Benefits of walking (Source: CNN)
- Sleep (Source: Mayo Clinic)
Dunwoody College does not have a student medical insurance plan to buy in to. Student Affairs has compiled a resource guide for students who need medical insurance to research Minnesota-based medical insurance companies that do offer single, student and family plans. Students not based in Minnesota, should contact Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The soft skills college students need to manage the day to day rigor of being successful in their classes, can be difficult to manage. The effects could result in the student’s experiencing lower academic performance and possibly their grades suffering. These Soft Skills include:
One-on-One Student Support
Dunwoody College offers one-on-one student support as well as special workshops.
Contact Eeris Fritz, Associate Director of Student Success at email@example.com to schedule an in person or virtual (Microsoft Teams) meeting.
When a student’s Soft Skills are not managed over time, students could begin to experience symptoms connected to their mental health resulting in feelings of:
- Feeling blue
- Feeling down about themselves and their ability to be successful in their courses
Please know that ALL college students at one time or another experience struggling with their physical health, their soft skills and/or their mental health. It’s 100% normal! There are staff to talk to about all of this each week day in Dunwoody’s Student Affairs Department in person or using Microsoft Teams.
Free 24/7 counseling services
If at any time, you feel your stress, anxiety, or anything else you may be dealing with is too much for you to handle, please use TalkOne2One, Dunwoody’s free private and confidential tele-counseling service by calling 1.800.756.3124.
Counselors are available to talk with you about any problem, anytime (24 hours a day, seven days a week), anywhere you call from. For your convenience if you’re on campus, students may use the TalkOne2One private room to call from, which is located in the Pinska Center, Green Level, Room 44.
TalkOne2One link is also available on LaunchPad. Click on the TalkOne2One logo after you’ve logged in.
The TalkOne2One service is available to students all year long!
Create an account with All One Health and access additional resources on hundreds of health and wellness topics by following these steps:
- Log in to LaunchPad using your Dunwoody account info
- Click the TalkOne2One icon
- Select Create a New Account with company code – company code = dunwoody college
- Wait to be emailed access code (Could take 5 – 20 minutes to generate through their systems and send to you)
- Follow the prompts from there to set up your account
For questions, support, or additional resources, contact Molly Malone, Student Development & Wellness Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Student Affairs Office at email@example.com.
Additional Mental Health Resources for Students
Walk-In Counseling Center
Walk-In Counseling Center offers face to face, phone and on-line counseling. Features of this counseling of center are:
Free, anonymous professional counseling
No insurance needed
Services for Spanish Speakers
For counseling clinic hours and how to access please call 612-870-0565 or visit walkin.org
If you are in emotional distress, are struggling with thoughts of suicide or self-harm, help is available. Please contact one of the resources below for support and immediate help:
If you feel suicidal, call 911 or go to a hospital emergency room.
Hennepin County/Minneapolis Area
Community Outreach for Psychiatric Emergencies (COPE) provides emergency intervention services 24-hours a day, 7 days per week, when an adult is experiencing an emotional crisis that threatens their personal safety. To access a COPE team, call 612-596-1223.
24-Hour Crisis Line from United Way
Call 211 from any phone
Free and confidential information and referral for help with food, housing, employment, counseling and more.
Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741 (FREE and Available 24/7)
Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7 support via text message. “We’re here for everything: anxiety, depression, suicide, school.”
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
Call 800-273-8255 (Available 24/7)
Suicide Prevention Hotline for Veterans: 1-800-273-8255 and press1 or visit https://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/Veterans/Default.aspx
Suicide Prevention Helpline for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Individuals: call 1-866-488-7386 or visit https://www.thetrevorproject.org/
If you’re struggling with addiction you don’t have to face it alone. If you need help for yourself or a loved one, assistance is available at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).
You can also find a local treatment center from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services at https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/
The Student Development & Wellness Office is located in the Pinska Center, Green 29.