Mental health and wellness resource guide

The shift to social distancing environments comes with a variety of challenges. You may be having a lot of reactions and feelings, all of which are valid and important. Remember, Mizzou is here to help with a variety of wellness and mental health resources.

For students

Care Team

The Care Team provides one-on-one support, including interventions, advocacy, referrals and follow-up services for students who are experiencing significant difficulties related to mental health, physical health, personal and family emergencies, financial issues or other areas of concern.

Care Team

 

The Student Health Center

The Student Health Center is open and will continue to offer primary medical care with behavioral health consultation and psychiatric services for MU students.

Please call 573-882-7481 to:

  • Schedule an appointment before coming to the building
  • Ask questions about a treatment or medication
  • For 24/7 access to a registered nurse

The Student Health Center

 

Self-care during COVID-19

Demonstrating care for yourself and others is paramount to maintaining a strong sense of well-being during these challenging times. Mizzou’s self-care resources can help you in your daily routine.

Self-care during COVID-19

 

The Counseling Center

The Counseling Center offers remote individual therapy or remote group therapy options to enrolled Mizzou students for the spring 2021 term. If you are interested, call 573-882-6601 to schedule an initial evaluation.

The Counseling Center

The People of Color Support Group serves as a platform to create dialogue around the meaning of being a person of color on the Mizzou campus. The POC Support Group helps students of color meet others on campus who share similar experiences.

The International Student Support Group helps Mizzou’s international students adjust to life and academic work in the United States and provides support to succeed on campus. Topics discussed will be based around the challenges that international students face. One major focus of the group is creating connections even in the midst of the COVID- 19 pandemic.

MU’s Graduate/Nontraditional Student Support Group helps graduate and nontraditional students who are dealing with any number of personal concerns. It is designed to help these students navigate through difficulties and build skills to interact effectively with others.

This group provides support for individuals who have concerns with family, social and romantic relationships. It helps students work through relationship challenges and build skills to help them in the future.

This group helps individuals explore feelings associated with grief and loss, providing students with the opportunity to participate in exercises that help them overcome complex and often long-term issues.

The Coping Through Connection Group helps people confront and adjust to rapid unplanned changes and transition. It specifically focuses on helping students adjust to the college environment in the midst of the pandemic.

This group helps students grow and develop interpersonal skills to gain a greater awareness of one’s self. It serves as a platform to help students practice healthier ways of relating to themselves and others.

This group is designed to help students build patterns of behavior, which will allow them to better navigate social and professional relationships.

This is a six-week therapy/skills group that is based on the principles of mindful self-compassion. It helps teach students to develop emotional resilience by acknowledging difficult thoughts and emotions in an open, non-judgmental environment.

MU Engage

Visit MU Engage to find free virtual events to help your health and well-being. Free activities, such as meditation, mindfulness and yoga workshops are offered weekly, as well as community discussions, safe social events and studying seminars.

MU Engage

 

Additional student resources

Resources to help monitor your mental health or to help others.

Students are encouraged to use this confidential and anonymous program as a “mental checkup” tool. Each screening consists of a brief questionnaire after which you will be provided with your results, key resources and helpful recommendations.

Ask Listen Refer is a statewide online suicide prevention training program created specifically for college campuses throughout Missouri. It offers a completely digital, completely free program designed to train students on suicide prevention.

Ask Listen Refer

The Stack

For announcements, stories of student success and other highlights from the Division of Student Affairs, check out “The Stack,” a weekly blog from Vice Chancellor Bill Stackman.

The Stack

 

For families

The Care Team provides one-on-one support, including interventions, advocacy, referrals and follow-up services for students who are experiencing significant difficulties related to mental health, physical health, personal and family emergencies, financial issues or other areas of concern. We are available to consult with staff, faculty, friends and parents, as well.

 

Care Team

FACE of Boone County recently partnered with the Missouri Prevention Science Institute, Boone County Mental Health Coalition and the Center for Evidence-Based Youth Mental Health to develop a free, searchable database of all social services in Boone County.

 

Family Access Center of Excellence of Boone County

The UM System has a variety of mental health resources for families across the state, including contact points for psychological care.

 

UM System family resources

All employees — regardless of eligibility for other benefits — have access to free, confidential help for personal or professional challenges. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides counseling services and occupational stress programs. You may also choose to connect with a provider from the comfort of home with the behavioral health services available through university insurance.

 

Employee Assistance Program

RESPOND is designed to help you recognize when mental health concerns arise, offer effective and compassionate support, hold your boundaries and make appropriate referrals. The course provides a basic overview of symptoms often associated with mental health problems and offers an action plan to help you RESPOND effectively.

 

RESPOND

Employees can check their health care benefits by visiting the UM System’s website.

Health care benefits

Ask Listen Refer is a statewide only suicide prevention training program created specifically for college campuses throughout Missouri.  It offers a completely digital, completely free program designed to train students on suicide prevention.

Ask Listen Refer

For all MU community members

 

Sanvello

A free app available for any student, faculty or staff member with a university email address. Based on cognitive behavioral therapy, Sanvello provides daily tools to promote health, sustainable behaviors and create a mental health roadmap to track the progress of a user’s journey.

Sanvello

 

MU Psychological Services Clinic

The MU Psychological Services Clinic offers remote therapy options for youths and young adults in Boone County, a parenting group, services for farmers and rural Missourians as well as searchable directory for health and social services for adults.

MU Psychological Services Clinic

 

Guided mindful practices

The UM System provides meditation and relaxation practices, stress reduction programs, mindful eating resources and more.

Guided mindful practices

 

CDC resources for mental wellness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has guidance for coping with stress during the pandemic.