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Student Counseling and Wellness

Welcome to the Student Counseling and Wellness Center

The Student Counseling and Wellness staff welcomes all undergraduate and graduate students. We invite you to stop in and/or email to make an appointment to meet with us while you are a student at MCAD.

The Student Counseling and Wellness Center provides supportive and confidential counseling to assist students in managing personal, relational, social, and educational concerns, as well as mental health symptoms/conditions that may be active while studying at MCAD. No issue is too big or small. Services are provided free of charge and include individual and group counseling, supportive listening and feedback, consultation, guidance during crisis and during stressful times, referrals to community resources, and help with navigating medical insurance networks.

In addition, we provide campus wellness programs to promote student physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing. We serve as a resource for students interested in health promotion and wellness information. Watch for our wellness event notices throughout the academic year. If you are interested in assisting and/or making suggestions for wellness education or events, feel free to let us know. We value your input and participation!

On Campus Crisis and Urgent Assistance

MCAD Student Counseling and Wellness

*New Location for main office is in Morrison M04 (lower level)
*Our second office is located in Morrison M206
612-874-3776 for appointments

MCAD Student Affairs Office

Morrison M104 (main floor)

MCAD Public Safety (24-hour assistance)

Main Building Lobby
Emergency: 612-874-3555
Emergency from Campus Phone: 1555
Non-Emergency: 612-874-3700

Other Help

Walk-In Counseling Center

2421 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Crisis Connection (local)


Txt4life (local)

Text “Life” to 61222

Sexual Violence Center Hotline


Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Off Campus Crisis and Urgent Assistance Resources

National Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741 in the U.S.

U of M Medical Center West Bank

University of Minnesota Medical Center West Bank
Behavioral (Mental Health) Emergency Services
2132 S. Sixth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55454
** Specialized behavioral (mental health) crisis/urgent help available 24-hour. Any age, no appointment needed

Acute Psychiatric Services

Hennepin County Medical Center
730 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415
612-873-3161, 623-596-1223
** 24-hour walk-in crisis psychiatric support


640 Jackson Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
**Has behavioral (mental health) crisis/urgent services available 24-hour accessed through the Emergency Room

Mobile Crisis Team in Hennepin County

Community Outreach for Psychiatric Emergencies (COPE) Team
**Help when a severe disturbance of mood or thinking threatens a person’s safety or the safety of others. COPE professionals are available to manage the immediate crisis and provide clinical assessment. For adults 18 and older in Hennepin County, 24 hours.