Counseling Resources

Wellness: Surviving and Thriving

Resources and information to help with academics, major traumas, physical or psychological assistance, crisis and more.

Stress and Depression Screening Tool | COVID Information | Campus Resources | Community Resources | Domestic Violence Resources | Financial | Food and Housing | Hotlines | Mental Health | State-Wide Resources | Substance Use

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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. 

COVID-19 Information

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, SD 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. 

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.

Campus Resources

  • Campus Well resources
  • Disability Services: Disability Services collaborates with students, faculty, and staff across the University community to create a usable, equitable, and inclusive learning environment for those with disabilities.
  • Title IX: No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
  • Student Success Center: The SSC is a place students can go to study, get free tutoring from upper-class and graduate students, meet with the Student Success or Pre-Health Advisor, and attend workshops on time management, learning strategies, and more.
  • International Student Office: South Dakota Mines encourages departments and programs to develop innovative ways of incorporating international experiences into the curriculum that develop these skills. The IIC provides various services specifically for international students and develops and publicizes opportunities for cross-cultural student-to-student interaction. This offers ALL students the opportunity to get to know people from other cultures.
  • Center for Inclusion: The Center for Inclusion cultivates an inclusive campus climate that supports underrepresented populations, fosters respect for those with diverse backgrounds, and promotes cultural proficiency among faculty, staff and students.
  • Student Engagement: To enhance student development through educational, engaging, and entertaining programming that promotes leadership development, a commitment to service, and a desire to learn.
  • Veterans Resource Center: The mission of the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is to fulfill our country's promise to care for and honor the men and women who are America's Veterans. We provide South Dakota Mines veterans with a relaxing place to study or simply connect with other campus veterans
  • Financial Aid
  • Admissions

Community Resources

  • Behavioral Health Resource Booklet
  • Crisis Care Center (24/7): 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
  • Social Services: 918 5th St., 605-348-6086
  • Youth & Family Services: 202 E Adams St., 605-342-4789
  • Monument Urgent Care: 1303 N. Lacrosse St. and 2116 Jackson Blvd., 605-755-2273
  • Monument Emergency room: Monument Health Rapid City Hospital 353 Fairmont Blvd., 605-755-1000
    • City Police Department: Emergency: 911, Non-Emergency: 605-394-4131

    Domestic Violence Resources


    Food and Housing


    • Sexual Assault Hotline: 888-716-9248
    • Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: 988
    • Crisis Hotline: text “Home” to 741-741 for 24/7 support
    • Additional Resources

    Mental Health

    State-Wide Resources

    Substance Use

    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
    LPC, NCC
    605-394-1924 or

    Megan Laskowski
    LPC, NCC


    Stress and Depression Screening Tool