From the Desk of William Stackman, Vice Provost for Student Affairs

This is a challenging time for all of us, so I sincerely hope you’re well and that you enjoyed your spring break as much as you could.

Your health and well-being remain the Division of Student Affairs’ number one priority. To support your success, I want to update you on the remote health options from Student Health & Well-Being.

This is a picture of a blooming tree in springtime on campus

Remote Health Care Services

The MU Counseling Center now offers remote services to all enrolled MU students — undergraduate, graduate and professional — who reside within Missouri.

Counseling Center staff are reaching out to current clients to set up remote appointments; expect to hear from someone soon if you haven’t already.

The coronavirus situation has disrupted our operations, however, so we are behind in scheduling. If you are waiting to hear about your initial evaluation, we apologize for the delay. Someone will be in contact with you soon.

If you are not currently residing in Missouri, Counseling Center staff can help refer you to a mental health practitioner in your state. Just call 573-882-6601 and ask to speak to a referral coordinator.

You can also call 573-882-6601 to speak to a crisis counselor, regardless of where you are. Clinicians are available 24/7.

The Student Health Center can address your health needs over the telephone, no matter where you live. Simply call 573-882-7481 to discuss your health care needs. You also can schedule appointments for immunizations or for in-person visits as approved by your primary care provider.

Additionally, the MU Psychological Services Clinic is offering remote therapy for people who want help coping with stress and anxiety related to COVID-19.

Mindfulness and Yoga

The Wellness Resource Center is offering all students free meditation and yoga sessions via Zoom. You can join meditation at noon on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Yoga is at 3 p.m. every Monday and 8:30 a.m. every Thursday.

Our staff are hard at work developing more tools to help you stay healthy, active and engaged this semester. Please join Wellness Resource Center staff for workshops designed to support your well-being including getting better sleep, managing anxiety and depression, and using mindfulness to improve concentration and feel better.

Know that our entire university community is hard at work developing tools to help you stay healthy, active and engaged this semester. There are many hearts and hands working together to put you, our students, first. We are all in this together, even when we are apart.

Take care, stay safe and wash your hands.