In Response to Race Related Violence and Recent Tragic Events
The MU Counseling Center acknowledges the impact of recent tragic events on our students at Mizzou as well as the long-standing historical context of violence against the Black community.
We at the Counseling Center stand in solidarity with our Black and African American students, faculty and staff in response to the violent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and many others who have died as a result of violence toward Black individuals and communities.
At the Counseling Center, we recognize the adverse effects of systemic racism, violence, multigenerational racial trauma, and the weathering effects of microaggressions on the physical and emotional well-being of Black people and other people of color.
We care deeply about our students and recognize the grief, sorrow, anger, pain and trauma that our students and their families may be experiencing at this time. Please know that you are not alone and that we are here to support you. We are committed to affirming and providing care for all of our students who have been directly or vicariously affected by these trauma-inducing events.
We can also help you connect to resources that feel safe and that resonate with you. We encourage you to contact our office if you (or an MU student you know) would like support with coping and healing.
The MU Counseling Center Staff
We realize 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. We’re finding new ways to be here for you. We are providing select remote services to help you maintain social and academic well-being:
- Monday Yoga
- Thursday Yoga
- Mental Health Assessment Online Screening
- Ask Listen Refer
Please also check out these self-care resources.
MU Counseling Center Services Available
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 will also offer several remote group therapy options for Mizzou students for the fall 2020 term. If you are interested in one of the below groups, call 573-882-6601 and leave a message stating you are interested in group therapy and our group therapy coordinator will call you back.
- People of Color Support Group
- Graduate/Nontraditional Student Support Group
- Relational Support Group
- International Student Support Group
- Ease Up On Yourself!: Mindful Self-Compassion
- Anxiety Class
Owing to state licensure laws, we can offer counseling services only to students who reside within the state of Missouri. If you are interested in counseling services but do not live in Missouri, a Counseling Center referral coordinator can help connect you with counseling resources in your state.
Crisis and consultation services continue to be available 24/7 by phone at 573-882-6601. Please continue to watch this page as well as Engage for upcoming details about additional workshops that are available to all MU students.
MU Student Health Center is Open
Please call 573-882-7481:
- Before coming to Student Health Center to schedule an appointment
- With questions about treatment or medication
- For 24/7 access to a registered nurse
We are monitoring COVID-19 in coordination with public health officials. We are taking all necessary precautions to protect the health of our patients and staff.
Wellness Resource Center is Online
Please visit Student Health & Well-Being on Engage for a full schedule of online workshops, mindfulness and yoga classes.