Building Resilience and Balance

Teaching students how to take better care of themselves and trouble shoot any impasse is paramount for the counseling staff at SD Mines.  By advocating healthier lifestyles and a broader range of coping strategies, the SD Mines counseling staff better equips students to lead happier healthier lives. Throughout the year, programmings will highlight physical, mental, and emotional well-being.  Please see our staff to build a stronger, healthier you today.  Likewise, the SD Mines counseling department appreciates your programming ideas, suggestions and input. Contact us today.

A Holistic Approach

The SD Mines counselors advocate an approach which fosters all areas that may affect a person's well-being. Listed below are some examples: 

  • Exercise
  • Spirituality
  • Nutrition
  • Substance Use
  • Healthy Activities 
  • Relationships
  • Self-Care
  • Emotional Well-being

Wellness is a broad term with an emphasis on improving the quality of life of students through better decision-making and balanced living. The counseling staff at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is eager to help students expand their knowledge about wellness. If you have further questions, contact the SD Mines counseling staff.  

    Social and Networking

    Mines Link 
    Mines Advantage

    For local events and activities search:

    Web Resources

    The Student Success Packet
    101 Health and Wellness Tips for College Students

    Student Health 101
    Online Wellness Screening – How are you doing? Anonymous online wellness screenings are available here for depression, anxiety, alcohol, post-traumatic stress, bipolar, or eating disorders.

    Need Help?

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

    Office Phone: 605-394-1924
    Counseling Email:
    Location: Surbeck Center, Main Level (across the hallway from the Dean of Students' office)   

    Duane Kavanaugh
    Director of Counseling
    394-1924 or 394-6988  

    Kettie Rindelaub
    394-1924 or 394-2719