Mental health is a priority at NDSU


College is an exciting time of learning and new challenges. For some, however, it also can be a struggle.

The NDSU campus community is supportive, caring and focused on students’ success. You’ll find a compassionate, concerned and educated faculty and staff – many of whom have received training in Mental Health First Aid or through the Counseling Center’s NDSU Cares program. 

The mental health of students is a top priority.

“Mental health does not discriminate. Whether you are going to be a nurse, doctor, lawyer or engineer – everyone is at risk. It’s important to be aware of that, and know that assistance is available,” said Becky McDaniel, assistant professor of practice in the NDSU School of Nursing, who is actively involved with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the local Out of Darkness Walk Committee. 

NDSU recently received accolades for its supportive efforts. The North Dakota chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention recently presented the NDSU School of Nursing and the NDSU Counseling Center with Lifesaver Community Awards for their work to improve awareness and their training programs in mental health issues.

At NDSU, help is always close at hand.

Come to NDSU. Start your journey to a bright future.