Lake Superior College cares about your mental health and well being.

Active Minds at LSC is a student-led group to raise awareness, educate and advocate for mental health.  Join us for our many events throughout the school year and help us to stomp out stigma!  For more information or to join our college chapter, please contact Health Services (218) 733-1092 or email  Active Minds is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to mental health on college campuses and has more than 350 student chapters in nearly all 50 states.


Students receive free counseling with our counselors:

Counselors are able to provide personal counseling to you with confidential, short- term support for a variety of concerns.  To make an appointment call (218) 733-7603.

Disability Services

If you have mental health issues that interfere with your academic learning, and need accommodations please contact Disability Services at (218) 733-7650 or

LSC Counseling department
Free of charge to all LSC students with virtual meetings available regarding personal, academic and career counseling. Schedule an appointment online.

Nystrom and Associates
Accepting new patients via virtual appointments. They currently offer nearly 100% TeleHealth psychiatry, therapy services and have immediate openings. For more info visit: or call 1-844-697-8766.

Birch Tree Center
Crisis team members are answering crisis phone line 24/7 at (218) 623-1800
Crisis mobile team and walk in assessments are temporarily suspended but they are accepting direct referrals from a source such as a case manager, social worker, MD, NP etc. They will help individuals through the direct referral process as well. Visit

Natural Mental Health
Dr. Henry Emmons and Dr. Tim Culbert Natural Mental Health is responding to this crisis by offering a free program called Calm In The Time of Coronavirus: An Online Resilience Retreat.” Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. CST

Mental health matters at L.S.C. Will you join Active Minds? Wednesdays at 12 o'clock p.m. in the Student Life Conference Room or via Zoom meeting - email roxanne.frederick at

Local Mental Health Resources

The Bandana Project

The Bandana Project

Lake Superior College is proud to participate in the Bandana Project, a national suicide prevention and mental health awareness movement.

What does the green bandana mean?

Staff, faculty and students display a green bandana showing they’ve completed training to be a good advocate/resource to those who are struggling. Students tie a green bandana to their backpacks to support peers in getting help.

The green bandana identifies those who have resources that can help, and it signifies an unspoken solidarity with those struggling.

Presenters: Maria Carter Brooks and Roxanne Frederick

Register: Email Roxanne Frederick:

Bandana/VAR Training:

  • Tuesday, October 12, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – via ZOOM
    Meeting ID: 952 9968 6205
    Passcode: 586030
  • Tuesday, November 2, 11:00 a.m. in Student Life Conference Room
  • Wednesday, November 10, 2:00 p.m. in Student Life Conference Room
  • Tuesday, November 16, 2:00 p.m. via ZOOM
  • Wednesday, December 1, 10:00 a.m. in Student Life Conference Room

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Training: Suicide Prevention for College Students

LEARN to recognize the warning signs of suicide and what you can do to help.

THURSDAY, November 4, 2021, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m via ZOOM.

THIS FREE 90-MINUTE TRAINING was created specifically for college students. Students will receive information and skills training related to suicide prevention. The ZOOM link will be shared with you upon registration.

Spots are limited. RSVP below or call (512) 494-4556.