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College Possible Minnesota responds to violence at Harding High School

In the wake of the tragic murder at Harding High School on Friday, February 10, 2023, College Possible Minnesota is providing open communication and multiple levels of support to the students we serve with an emphasis on connecting them with professional mental and emotional health services. Our staff are being supported with open spaces to process their experiences and information to mental health and whole-life wellness supportive places.

Traumatic events affect us all differently. For some, the occurrence may cause an immediate response, others have a delayed response or may not experience strong feelings. We want our students, staff and community to be aware of available support systems, whenever they need them.

If you or someone you know needs support, please use and share the following resources, or seek out what best fits your needs:

Clinics and counseling centers

Local free and sliding fee scale clinics:

National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI)
North Hennepin Community College Mental Health Counseling Resources
MN Department of Health Adult Mental Health Crisis Phone Numbers
MN Department of Health Children’s Mental Health Crisis Phone

Texting and crisis call lines

Crisis Text Line
Text HOME (4663) to 741741 to reach a crisis counselor at any time, 24/7.

Teen Line | Teens Support hotline – Connect, talk, get help!
Open from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., this peer-to-peer text line connects teens to highly trained teen listeners provide support, resources and hope.

Teen counselors available for call, text, live chat and email in the evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. daily. Adults counselors are also available 24/7! Call 877-968-8491 or text “teen2teen” to 839863.

Well-being apps

Science-based activities and games can help reduce stress, overcome negative thoughts, and build greater resilience by providing effective tools and programs to improve emotional well-being.

Healthy Mind Innovations
This app trains your mind through meditation and podcast-style lessons to develop skills to gain focus, reduce stress, and maintain positive social connections.

What’s Up
Utilize CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) methods to help you cope with depression, anxiety, anger, stress and more.

Stop Panic & Anxiety Self Help
Learn to control panic and get relief from anxiety.

The Headspace Meditation resource offers both free content and a full library of full content with subscription purchase.

Smiling Mind
This web and app-based program was developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to people’s lives with mindfulness meditation.

Virtual Hope Box
The VHB contains simple tools to help users with coping techniques, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking.

*The resources listed above are not connected with College Possible Minnesota in any way. College Possible Minnesota is not an authority on mental health resources; the resources listed above are only for informational and educational purposes as determined by the reader.

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