Students can check out the headbands from the Counseling Center for up to 40 minutes at a time.
UMPD will have 12 officers specifically trained in crisis intervention.
University officials joined the student bodies to answer questions from students.
The increased demand is leading to weeks-long waits for students in non-urgent situations.
Dr. Chetan Joshi shared the proposal at an RHA Senate meeting.
"The student body as a whole is just really struggling," said junior criminology and criminal justice and economics major Kayleigh Hasson.
The university plans to hire a full-time psychologist and CARE to Stop Violence coordinator this semester.
The workshops are an expansion of virtual mental health workshops the Counseling Center first launched last spring.
UMD counseling center survey shows spikes in anxiety and depression amid COVID-19
The panelists encouraged students to maintain schedules that included going outside, taking walks and disengaging from the news.