We care about you. Your well-being and safety are our primary focus. Even though we have shifted our services to a virtual format, we are here to listen, offer support, and help you navigate the rest of your semester. Please view the Virtual Counseling Services guide for more details.
We understand that all the changes happening around us can be stressful. To assist you in managing these challenges, we have gathered information and resources available to you:
Whether you're experiencing a personal issue that is preventing you from being successful in your coursework, feeling overwhelmed, or struggle with stress, depression or anxiety, our professionally trained counselors are here to help you. To learn more about our services, please view Personal and Career Counseling Services. Arrange a confidential appointment today.
If there is a threat to your immediate safety or the safety of others, call 911.
Examples of Issues You Can Discuss with a Century Counselor
There issues may include, but are not limited to:
Make an Appointment with a Century Counselor
Students can schedule an appointment with their assigned counselor through:
- Starfish located in myCentury;
- Advising, Counseling, and Career Center front desk:
Location: West Campus, W2410 (all services are virtual at this time)
Counseling appointments are typically 60-minutes long.
Monday - Tuesday: 8am - 6pm
Wednesday - Thursday: 8am - 4:30pm
Friday: 8am - 4pm
Local Community Mental Health Resources
- Walk-In Counseling Center: free and accessible mental health counseling with no appointment necessary/walk-in options
- Tubman Center: services include mental health therapy, holistic abuse prevention, and support groups. 24-hour Resource Help Line: 612-825-0000
- Additional Resources: Mental Health Community Resources Counseling Services
- A county crisis team can assess the situation and provide in-person follow-up if needed:
- Anoka: 763-755-3801
- Carver/Scott: 952-442-7601
- Dakota: 952-891-7171
- Hennepin: 612-596-1223
- Washington: 651-777-5222
- Ramsey: 651-266-7900
- Crisis Text line offers free help to those who are having a mental health crisis or contemplating suicide. Text MN to 741741. Services are available 24/7 across Minnesota.
- Rape/Sexual Abuse: 651-777-1117
- Tubman Family Alliance: Emergency shelter services for women and children, 24 Hour Help Line 551-770-0777 (East Metro) OR 612-825-0000
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- National Domestic Abuse Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
- MN Department of Health Hotline: 651-201-3920
Self-Care Information and Resources
Basic Needs and Community Resources
Search by topic:
- Bridge to Benefits Screening*
- Child Care Resources
- Computers, Repair, and Internet Resources
- Financial Assistance and Tax Preparation
- Food Pantry and Assistance
- Health Services and Insurance
- Legal Assistance
- Resources for Student Parents
- Unemployment Information
- Utilities and Energy Assistance
*The Bridge to Benefits Screening connects you with applying for food assistance, health insurance, energy assistance and more! * To use the screening tool to see if you may qualify for these various benefits, log-in at the website through the link in the bullet above using the username: student and password: century. Then selecting "Screening Tool" on the left-hand menu and respond to the various questions.
- Resources for Colleges, Faculty, Staff and Students for COVID-19 (MN Office of Higher Education)
- Ramsey County Basic Needs Resources for COVID-19 (Suburban Ramsey Family Collaborative)
Exceptions to Confidentiality
All information shared with a counselor is kept confidential. In other words, the conversations you have with your counselor will be kept private.
Exceptions to this practice are:
- If you express an intent to hurt yourself or someone else.
- If your counseling records are court ordered by a government official (i.e. a judge).
- If you report abuse or neglect of a minor (individual under the age of 18 years old) or a vulnerable adult.
- Professional consultation.
Learn to Live
Learn to Live offers Century students free, 100% confidential online programs for:
- Anxiety & Worry
- Social Anxiety
- Substance Use
To enroll, visit learntolive.com/partners and enter the code CENTURY.
ULifeline is an anonymous, confidential, online resource center, where college students can be comfortable searching for the information they need and want regarding emotional health. You can find information and resources related, but not limited, to:
- Alcohol & drugs
- Anxiety disorders
- Emotional health
ULifeline is a project of The Jed Foundation, a leading organization working to protect the emotional health of America's college students, and was developed with input from leading experts in mental health and higher education.