Although we don’t know what the impact of COVID-19 will be on our campuses, we will continue to monitor, assess, and communicate, while doing what is best for our students, faculty, and staff.
This web page will be updated regularly and can serve as a valuable information tool for all members of the Saint Mary’s community.
Resource Information & Links
Live and recorded webinars and discussions for college students dealing with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics include well-being, mental health, student-athletes, relationships, communication, career planning, and more.
Access webinars and discussions at Active Minds
Mental Health Assessments
Coping with Stress
Minnesota Department of Health Mental Health Resources
US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention- Coping with stress
Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19
Coping with Traumatic Events
National Alliance on Mental illness (NAMI)
Taking Care of your Emotional Health
Taking care of mental health in the face of uncertainty
Journaling to cope
Dr. Amit Sood’s Blog: The Resilient Option
There are many apps, often with free versions available, which help guide mindfulness, stress reduction and relaxation. A few examples include Headspace, Simple Habit, Stop, Breathe & Think, Calm, Aura, Insight Timer, and CenteringPrayer
Helping Family Members
MDH: Protecting Yourself and Your Family
CDC: How to Protect Yourself
Helping Children Cope with Emergencies:
Taking care of Teens
If You Are Sick or Caring for Someone Who Is Sick
If You Are Sick
CDC COVID-19 Symptoms “Self-Checker”
If You Are Sick or Caring for Someone Who Is Sick
Contact your insurance company: Most insurance companies provide the option for members to call in and visit with a nurse about questions and concerns. They can provide recommendations for home care and help determine if, when, and where you should seek further evaluation by a healthcare provider.
Contact your local clinic: Similar to what is provided by insurance companies, most clinics have nursing staff available to answer questions and provide guidance about when to seek in-person evaluation for a healthcare provider.
Crisis Text Line
Text “HOME” to 741741
Crisis Response of Southeast Minnesota
(24/7 Phone Support)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The STEVE Fund
For Young People of Color
Text STEVE to 741741
The Trevor Project: For People Who Identify as LGBTQIA+
Text TREVOR to 1-202-304-1200
Chat online: www.thetrevorproject.org
National Sexual Assault Hotline
855 Mankato Ave,
Gundersen Health System Urgent Care:
1122 West Hwy. 61
Acumen Counseling Services, LLC
902 E. 2nd Street, Suite 260
Catholic Charities of Southern Minnesota
111 Market Street, Suite 2
Common Ground Winona Location (Substance Use)
174 Main Street, Suite 2
The Jay Johnson Wellness Center
The Jay Johnson Wellness Center of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota promotes the development of the whole person and fosters biological, psychological, social and spiritual wellbeing.
As caring professionals, Wellness Center staff assist students as they attend to their physical and mental health needs. Health and Counseling staff, motivated by the charism inspired by the life of Saint John Baptiste de LaSalle, work to respond to the needs of students as they live and learn at Saint Mary’s University so that they ultimately enter the world more competently equipped to fulfill their vocations.
Our registered nurse and nurse practitioner provide full-time, compassionate care to help you meet your health and wellness needs. Staff are able to diagnose, treat, and write prescriptions for common illnesses and injuries.
- Treatment of minor illness/injury
- Management of certain chronic conditions
- Sports physicals
- Health education
- Over-the-counter and prescription medications
- Medical supplies
- Laboratory testing
- Referrals to off-campus services
- Strep Throat
Counseling Services is staffed by caring, mental health professionals. Students who come to counseling are seeking the best in life for themselves, and are willing to make changes in their lives that allow them to live life to the fullest. Many students encounter issues that interfere with their studies, relationships, or with their peace of mind and well-being.
Common concerns include:
- Academic difficulties (i.e., anxiety, motivation, procrastination, ADHD, performance, learning difficulties)
- Adjustment to college life (i.e. sleep, homesickness, stress)
- Alcohol and substance abuse
- Assertive communication and self-esteem
- Depressed and anxious mood
- Diversity and cultural differences
- Eating and body image concerns
- Family difficulties
- Sexual and identity concerns
- Grief and loss
- Recovery from trauma
- Relationship problems
Monday – Friday
8:20 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
while classes are in session
In order to provide the time and attention that each student deserves, staff see students primarily by appointment. Often appointments are available for the same day. Walk-in patients will be seen as time allows.
There is no fee for on-site services or laboratory tests. The cost of off-campus services (i.e. referrals, prescription medications, treatments, supplies, testing) is the responsibility of the student.
All Wellness Center contacts and records are held in strict confidence. Information will not be released to parents, faculty, administration, peers, or anyone else without the student’s consent. An exception is made if a life-threatening situation arises.