Dear Mizzou family,
We know that many of you are hurting. From facing the coronavirus pandemic to recent injustices and displays of racism, many of us have been shaken to our cores. As a result, many students, faculty and staff members are having feelings of anxiety, isolation, grief and anger — understandably so. We want you to know that you are not alone and help is available.
Below are some health and well-being resources that we encourage you to explore.
• The Counseling Center is offering remote individual therapy to enrolled Mizzou students. If you are interested in therapy, call 573-882-6601 and leave a message requesting an initial evaluation.
• The Counseling Center is also offering several remote group therapy options for Mizzou students for the summer 2020 term. If you would like to join one of the groups, call 573-882-6601 and leave a message. A group therapy coordinator will call you back.
• You can also take a Mental Health Assessment Online Screening or visit Ask Listen Refer.
• The Student Health Center remains open, but please call 573-882-7481 to schedule an appointment before coming to the building.
• Visit stufftodo.missouri.edu to access regular guided yoga and meditation sessions.
For university employees
• University employees can access the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which provides counseling services and occupational stress programs.
• Employees may also choose to connect with a provider from the comfort of their homes with the behavioral health services available through university insurance.
• You may also check your health care benefits.
For all Mizzou community members
• The MU Psychological Services Clinic is offering remote therapy for anyone who wants help coping with stress and anxiety.
• The Sanvello app is available for free to anyone with a university email address. The app can help you create a mental health roadmap and track your progress.
• The UM System’s webpage on mindful practices includes information on meditation and relaxation programs, yoga and mindful eating.
• The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has helpful suggestions for coping during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lean on the Mizzou family — and each other during this difficult time. Working and supporting each other during this time is how we overcome these challenges — together and stronger.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources & Chief Human Resources Officer
William Stackman, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Student Affairs