The Mac Weekly


This collection of resources was compiled by The Mac Weekly, based on information provided by the Macalester College Laurie Hamre Center for Health & Wellness and other local sources.

On-Campus Resources

Laurie Hamre Center for Health and Wellness

  • Counseling Drop-in Appointments (Daily – First come; first served)
  • Group counseling (Seven topic-based groups meeting weekly/biweekly throughout the semester)
  • Specialized Staff:
    • Sports Psychologist
    • Dialectical behavioral therapist
    • Consulting psychiatrist
    • Transportation aid to off-campus counseling

Center for Religious and Spiritual Life

  • Make a drop in appointment with one of the college chaplains by emailing [email protected].

Disability Services

Student Groups


  • RA on-call: Telephone numbers are posted on the door of your residence hall office. You can also reach the RA on call, by calling Security.

Macalester Security

  • Call 651-696-6555

Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (for faculty and staff)

  • Dewitt Wallace Library, Suite 338, call 651-696-6605

Phone Resources

  • Press2: Macalester-offered 24/7 phone counseling: 651-696-6275, Press “2” to be connected to a mental health counselor.
  • Crisis Connection: (612) 379-6363 (24/hr phone service)
  • Ramsey County Urgent Care for Adult Mental Health: 651-266-7900 (can come to you if at risk)
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: Call 1-800-273-8255 for free, 24/7 help or contact 1-800-799-4889 if you are deaf/hard of hearing
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 for free, 24/7 help

Web Resources

IAMalive: Live, online network that uses instant messaging to respond to people in crisis.

Macalester Center for Health and Wellness

Mental Health Matters: Strategies for dealing with triggers and flashbacks.

Actively Moving Forward: Student grief organization.

University of Washington – Healthy Grieving

Community Resources

Family Tree: Free, walk-in mental health counseling, MW, 5-7pm

Center for  Grief, Loss and Transition: 1133 Grand Avenue, St. Paul: Friends and Families of Suicide: Friends and Families of Suicide is an ongoing Survivors of Suicide support group meeting. The meetings are facilitated by peer-facilitators and are not a substitute for counseling or care by professionals. The support group provides a place of support and comfort where those that have lost a loved one to suicide can be comfortable talking about their loss as well as hearing about the losses of others. FFoS meets the 3rd Monday of every month 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Twin Cities Friends Meeting,1725 Grand Ave., St Paul MN For more information please call: Tracy Toner, Peer Facilitator, 651-587-8006

Survivor Resources: Free, weekly support group led by two individuals who have also lost a loved one to suicide. Contact Leigh Block to register before attending first group @ 651-266- 5674 or 612-673- 3951. St. Paul location: Monday 6:30-8:00 pm @ St. Paul Police Department, 367 Grove Street, St. Paul, MN

Crisis Response Center of Ramsey County: call 651-596-1223

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE): SAVE also provides information for people outside the country in need of resources.

  • 30Mac/Bigelow/Wallace – 30 Mac west entry
  • 77 Mac – Second floor near room 204
  • Briggs House – First floor porch
  • Ball Fields Press Box – In press box
  • Campus Center – First floor near front west entry
  • Carnegie Hall – Inside east entry to the right
  • Chapel – Main level to the right of entry doors
  • Doty/Turck – Doty first floor lobby, south entrance
  • Dupre – First floor lobby near entrance
  • Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center – Near the north entry
  • GDD – Lobby near elevator
  • Kagin Commons –  Atrium first floor near entry to offices
  • Kirk – Section 1, near office
  • Lampert – Ground floor near stairway
  • Leonard Center – seven locations throughout building
  • Library – First floor near elevator
  • Markim – First floor near elevator
  • Old Main – Ground floor near elevator
  • Olin-Rice – Smail Gallery near elevator
  • Stadium – East (Snelling Ave) entry
  • Weyerhaeuser Hall – First floor near elevator
  • Ordway Field Station – Near front entry
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