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PEAR Department Mental Health

General: 2018-05-10 PEAR Mental Health Resource Card
Mental Health Resource Card


Resources and Best Practices for Student-Athletes and Coaches

Use the information below if you or a teammate may be experiencing a Mental Health concern, including but not limited to:
•    Stress
•    Depression
•    Anxiety
•    Eating Disorders
•    Sleep Disorders
•    Addiction
•    Mania
•    Suicide



What To Do:

  • If teammate comes to you about a mental health concern, you can be a good teammate by listening to them, showing concern, asking clarifying questions (see below), and being compassionate. Remember that you are not expected to be an expert, but you can be a good teammate.
  • Examples of Clarifying Questions:
    • I am someone who cares and wants to listen, what do you want me to know about how you are feeling?
    • It seems like you are going through a difficult time, how can I help you to find help?
  • After hearing about the situation, let them know what resources are available (refer to this card).
  • Let your captain or coach know about the situation.
    • As a captain, you are the bridge between the team and the coaches. If someone comes to you, relay the information to your coach.
  • If you are concerned about your teammate’s safety refer to the emergency section or call Campus Safety and Security at 507-222-4444.



What To Do:

  • If you are concerned about a teammate you can consult a coach, athletic director, captain, athletic trainer, or Student Health and Counseling (SHAC).
  • If you are unsure about the urgency of the situation, call the 24-Hour Counseling Service at 855-705-2479 to receive additional guidance.



What To Do:

  • If it’s an emergency, refer to the emergency section, call Campus Security at 507-222-4444, or find someone to help.
  • Verbalize your concern with a friend, teammate, captain, athletic trainer, or coach.
  • Call the 24-Hour Counseling Number at 855-705-2479 for urgent mental health services.
  • Contact parents, relatives, or close friends for support.



  • The PEAR department and Carleton College is here to support you.
  • You can choose who you confide in and what resources you use.
  • If you feel more comfortable talking to an athletic director about your concerns, their doors are always open.
  • There are many resources available on and off Carleton’s campus, so you can find what works for you.
  • When helping a teammate it’s most important to communicate your concern with someone else even if you are unsure what to do next.
  • You don’t have to know the best way to help your teammate, but helping in any way is better than keeping the information to yourself.



It is an Emergency Situation…

  • If someone is in danger of harming themselves or others.
  • If you do not feel comfortable leaving the person alone.

Call Campus Safety And Security

  • If you are worried about your own or another person’s safety, call Campus Safety and Security at 507-222-4444
    • If you are calling for someone else, stay with the person until Campus Safety and Security arrives

What Happens Next?

  • Campus Safety and Security will arrive and assess the situation.
  • If Campus Safety and Security thinks emergency personnel need to be involved, they will call 911.
  • The emergency personnel will then take control of the situation.
  • After the situation occurs, Campus Safety and Security will notify the Area Director, who will then follow up with the students involved.
  • Campus Safety and Security will also write up an official report of the situation that will be sent to the Deans.

If You Were Involved…

  • Let your coach know about the situation so they can further support your teammate.
  • Do a self-evaluation and seek support for yourself if necessary.



How It Works:

  • Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) provides a 24-Hour counseling phone service from a company outside of Carleton and is reachable at 855-705-2479.
  • Note that these are not Carleton Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) counselors.
  • If you are unsure about how to help a teammate, you can also call this number and ask for guidance. The counselors have the Carleton Campus Safety and Security phone number, so they can help call if it is an emergency.
  • When you call, the first people you talk to will be someone with a Masters Level education in counseling.




Carleton Safety and Security 507-222-4444
Student Health and Counseling 507-222-4080
Dean of Students Office 507-222-4075
Office of Health Promotion 507-222-5246
Athletic Director: Gerald Young 507-222-4057
Associate Athletic Director: Heidi Jaynes 507-222-4447
Athletic Trainers: Rec Center Office 507-222-7371
        Carolyn Fure-Slocum 507-222-4003
        Shosh Dworsky 507-222-4005



24-Hour Phone Counseling Service 855-705-2479
Team Physician Scott Koehler
Northfield Hospital
        Main Number 507-646-1000
        Emergency 507-646-1100        
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255