Mindtap Program


Healthy Ways to Handle Stress

Mindtap is a program created by Beth Demmons, SWLC, Counselor and Carroll Community Educator in the Carroll Wellness Center.  Beth uses evidenced-based research in the fields of mental health and wellness to enhance the skills and abilities of people navigating life.  The objective of the program is not only to survive college but to thrive in this environment and develop skills that remain with you as you face life’s challenges and strive to make the world a better place.

Through this program, Beth provides psychoeducation to all Carroll College community members to improve mental health and well-being.  Focus is placed on a once a week presentation providing education and skills-based training, Mindful Practice videos created and posted to enhance various mental health concerns and Mindful Minutes created as video productions offering simple methods to regulate emotion, increase distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness skills based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP, is the developer of DBT and the Professor of Psychology and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Director of the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics at the University of Washington. Her primary research interest is in the development and evaluation of evidence-based treatments for populations with high suicide risk and multiple, severe mental disorders. 

Check out several videos for Mindful practices and skills

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Mindtap skills training

Mindtap skills training is offered every Tuesday through the end of April from 1:00 to 1:50 in Upper Campus Center's Maronick Room. All Carroll community members are invited to attend. Classes are created as stand-alone so that participants can pick and choose which training or presentations they wish to participate in.  Topics will be posted on the Carroll Wellness Webpage.  In addition, Mindful Practice and Mindful Minutes are available on the webpage and will be promoted throughout campus media channels at various times.

This program meets every Tuesday throughout the 2023–2024 academic school year.

Fall 2023 Class Schedule


  • Aug 29 – Establishing Healthy Boundaries

SeptemberNational Suicide Prevention Month, Self-care awareness month

  • Sep 5 – Consent is Tea
  • Sep 12 – Suicide Awareness - Jess Hegstrom, Lewis and Clark County Suicide Prevention Manager
  • Sep 19 – Safe Choices Around Alcohol Use
  • Sep 26 – How healthy are you? Self-Care Assessment

OctoberLGBTQ+ History Month and National ADHD Awareness Month, National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

  • Oct 3 – Stigma and Mental Health
  • Oct 10 – World Mental Health Day - Motivation Cycle and Beating Procrastination
  • Oct 17 – No class (Fall Break)
  • Oct 24 – Intimate Partner Violence within the LGBTQ+ Community - Friendship Center, Jaime Gabrielli
  • Oct 31 –Managing Stress

NovemberGluten-free Diet Awareness Month, National Diabetes Month, National Gratitude Month

  • Nov 7 – Positive Psychology – Train Your Brain
  • Nov 14 – Assertive Communication
  • Nov 21 – No class (Tues before Thanksgiving Break)
  • Nov 28 – Tolerance and Acceptance

December National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month

  • Dec 5 – Just Say NO
  • Dec 12 – No class (Finals week)

Spring 2024 Class Schedule

JanuaryBe Kind to Food Servers Month and National Codependency Awareness Month
4-Part Relationship Series – Participation in each workshop is recommended but each stands alone if you aren’t able to come each week.

  • Jan 23 – Attachment Styles and Romantic Relationships
  • Jan 30 – Healthy Boundaries for Healthy Relationships

FebruaryHuman Relations Month and LGBT+ Awareness Month

  • Feb 6 – Relationship Conflict Resolution and Fair Fighting
  • Feb 13 – Relationship Green Flags – Friendship Center, Jaime Gabrielli
  • Feb 20 – Happiness Chemicals
  • Feb 27 – Productively Procrastinating but Still Not Getting Things Done

MarchGender Equality Month and National Social Work Month

  • Mar 5 – The Power of Choice
  • Mar 12 – Spring Break
  • Mar 19 – Building Resilience
  • Mar 26 – Exploring Empathy vs Sympathy

April Autism Acceptance Month, Celebrate Diversity Month, National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

  • April 2 – Self-Care Assessment
  • Apr 9 – Sexual Violence Myths and Realities – Friendship Center, Jaime Gabrielli
  • Apr 16 – Surviving and Thriving
  • Apr 23 – Stop, Notice, Explore
  • Apr 30 – Going Home with a Plan