ISP IconNew! Stress and Depression Screening Tool

Hey Hardrockers! Are you feeling stressed out? Have you been feeling more irritable or down than usual? Try our Stress and Depression Screening Tool.

We understand we are living in uncertain times. With all the changes happening in the world we would like to offer a free, completely anonymous, screening tool for stress and depression. Your anonymous account allows you access to a questionnaire for stress and depression screening. With your identity concealed for anonymity, one of our South Dakota Mines counselors will reach out to you helping answer questions and provide resources to help support you through a private platform. Guidance is just a click away. 

Enduring COVID-19

The one constant in the Universe is CHANGE!!! 

As we progress through this historic event, it is important that we continue to work toward both our personal and professional goals. While this adjustment has taken all of us by surprise, as Hardrocker students, faculty and staff, we know that we can overcome obstacles, and know that out of adversity comes opportunities. 

With that said, it is important to note that there are times that we and our neighbors need help. In order to assist during these times, South Dakota Mines counseling is available. From a counseling and teaching perspective, we know that people cannot learn and progress when their basic needs are not being met. Below is a quick list of community resources that are available. Some of these are statewide and others may be local. For students outside of South Dakota please note that most states social services departments offer similar resources. Additionally, community social service agencies can often provide assistance during times of need. 

State Wide


Domestic Violence


Often as American’s we pride ourselves on our ability to “pull ourselves up by our bootstraps” and we can be hesitant to seek assistance. In many circumstances, this view of the world is a positive and motivating perspective. However today’s pandemic is a time that we all need to come together and support one another. It is not a time to forego assistance that is available.

Finally, remember the counseling office remains open and taking referrals for assistance. Please feel free to reach out through the counseling email to schedule a session.

Counseling Intake Form:

Also please read and sign the telehealth consent form prior to your session:  

Suicide Risk Screening Tool (Coming Soon)

Welcome to the South Dakota Mines Counseling Center. We're glad that you are here! We offer support to students and assist with a variety of personal, academic, and relationship concerns. Our approach is collaborative, goal-oriented, and multi-culturally-sensitive.  We are here to help you develop more personal awareness and learn the skills you need to be successful

Mission Statement:

To support the intellectual, emotional, and social development of students through brief individual counseling and educational programming.


Humility • Dignity • Autonomy • Integrity • Fidelity • Unity

Guiding Principles:

  • Do no harm
  • Affirm hope
  • Utilize evidence-based practices
  • Assure cultural competency
  • Make data-informed decisions
  • Advocate for sustainable social justice

Learn more about how we can help you: 


Building Resiliency Skills

Discover wellness opportunities including stress management and personal development. 


Academic Problems and Skills

Learn more about academic problems and skills such as time management, test anxiety, and study skills. 


Relationship Issues

Learn more about your relationships and how they may impact your education and life.

Need Help?

We have a staff of counselors available to help you, anytime.

Office Phone:
Counseling Email:
Location: Surbeck Center, Main Level (across the hallway from the Dean of Students' office)   

Duane Kavanaugh
Director of Counseling
605-394-1924 or

Chelsey Groseclose
605-394-1924 or

Counseling Brochure

Mental Health Screening Tools


Rapid City Community Resources

Crisis Care Center: 321 Kansas City St., 605-391-4863

Behavior Management Systems: 111 North St., 605-343-0650

Lutheran Social Services: 2920 Sheridan Lake Rd., 605-348-0477

Catholic Social Services: 918 5th St., 605-348-6086

Youth & Family Services: 202 E Adams St., 605-342-4789

Regional Urgent Care: 1303 N. Lacrosse St. and 2116 Jackson Blvd., 605-755-2273

Rapid City Police Department: Emergency - 911, Non-Emergency - 605-394-4131


WAVI Sexual Assault Hotline: 888-716-9248

Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255

Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255