Mental Health at Mizzou

We are committed to supporting the mental health and well-being of Mizzou students by providing a network of care that includes campus and community partners. Each student’s experience is unique and our holistic and integrated approach provides many opportunities for students to get involved, build skills, and find treatment options that work for them. Our goal is to create a culture of caring where students can thrive.

Supporting your Own Mental Health

  • TAO (Therapy Assistance Online). Mizzou students, faculty and staff have access to a suite of free online tools for well-being, resilience and behavioral health. This tool kit contains effective evidence-based resources customized for your needs.
  • Urgent and Crisis Support is available 24/7 through the MU Counseling Center. Call the Center at 573-882-6601 to speak to a mental health professional.
  • Individual and Group Exercise at MizzouRec provides students with opportunities to engage in joyful movement, release endorphins, and enhance their overall sense of well-being.
  • Mental Health Screening. A brief, anonymous online screening which provides feedback resources about mental health concerns.
  • Nurturing My Wellness (NMW) is a program designed to support the mental health and well-being needs of BIPOC students and other marginalized students at Mizzou. Click HERE sign up for the newsletter to learn more about upcoming program offerings.
  • Reset with Meditation. Mindfulness meditation can reduce and stress and enhance overall well-being. Join the in-person free guided meditation 12:15-12:45 p.m. each Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday in the Wellness Resource Center (Lower level of the Student Center). No registration or experience is required.
  • Student Health and Well-Being course in One Canvas. This course provides information on a wide variety of topics to support student well-being and assist students in making decisions about their lives that are healthy for them.

Counseling Center Services


  • Brief Screenings with a Rapid Access Clinician allows providers to assess a student’s needs and make recommendations and referrals to the resources and services that best meet a student’s needs. Call 573-882-6601 or come to our office at Strickland Hall, 4th floor, during normal business hours for crisis support for any reason.
  • Brief Individual Therapy is offered when it is the best intervention to meet a student’s needs. This provides an opportunity for a student to work 1:1 with a therapist in a brief therapy model.
  • Anxiety Skills Class offers concrete and specific strategies for decreasing symptoms associated with anxiety.
  • ADHD Skills Class offers skills and strategies for managing symptoms of ADHD.
  • Reclaiming Your Roar Class offers skills and strategies for decreasing symptoms associated with depression.
  • Clinical Support Groups support for specific communities (e.g., People of Color, International Students, LGBTQ+, Graduate Students).
  • Group Therapy provides an opportunity for students to connect with others experiencing similar concerns and to learn and group together. Groups have a specific focus such as building and maintaining strong relationships or healing from grief and loss. The Counseling Center offers approximately 20 different groups and skills classes each semester.

Student Health Center Services

  • Primary Medical Care providers at the Student Health Center provide medication evaluation and management for the mental health concerns most commonly seen among young adults.
  • Psychiatry Services are available at Student Health Center when specialty care is needed.

Resources for Supporting Others

  • Counseling Center Consultation Services supports anyone concerned about a student can speak to a licensed professional from the Counseling Center to understand how they can best support the student and how to help the student access appropriate resources. Call the Counseling Center at 573-882-6601 to speak to a mental health professional.
  • Care Team provides case management, assisting students with finding and accessing resources supporting many aspects of well-being. If you are concerned about a student, please complete a Student of Concern Referral Form.
  • Ask Listen Refer is a brief online course teaching our campus community how to identify someone who may be at risk for suicide, offer support, and get help for people at risk.
  • See. Say. Do. See. Say. Do. is the Counseling Center’s training on assisting students in distress. Attendees will learn to recognize indicators of distress, implement basic helping skills, and refer students to appropriate campus resources. This training offers concrete skills for helping others, and uses discussion and examples in an effort to tailor content to attendees’ needs.
  • Mizzou Bystander Intervention Initiative works to address multiple, interconnected issues including alcohol and other drug use, issues of bias and discrimination, interpersonal violence, and mental well-being. To request a Mizzou Bystander Intervention Initiative training, click HERE.
  • MACRO Recovery Ally Training is a 30-minute online course designed to help faculty, staff, and students support individuals in recovery from substance use disorders.
  • MoSafeRx Training is a 30-minute online course designed to help one recognize signs of prescription drug misuse and respond to a potential opioid overdose.

Other Health-Related Resources

  • Well-Being Outreach Presentations Student organizations and groups can engage with Student Health & Well-Being staff and Well-Being Peers on a variety of well-being and mental health related topics including “How to Help a Friend”. Click to request a program.
  • College Behavior Profile an online educational survey providing feedback about alcohol use, risk for addition, and strategies for reducing risks for harm when consuming alcohol.
  • Alcohol Skills Training Program a 90-minute training providing information to help students stay safer if they choose to consume alcohol.
  • BASICS for Alcohol and/or Cannabis offers a brief intervention to assist students in exploring their relationship to alcohol and/or cannabis, to consider how that relationship supports or interferes with well-being, and to learn strategies for changing their relationship to the substance when students choose that option. Call the Wellness Resource Center at (573) 882-4634 to schedule or email
  • Nicotine Cessation Services are available to students who wish to stop using nicotine products such as cigarettes, vape, hookah or zyn.
  • Well-Being Coaching. Struggling with sleep or stress? Well-Being Coaching may be able to help. Our trained staff will co-create a plan with you to help you identify steps you can take to achieve quality sleep and navigate stress.
  • The MU Career Center provides a supportive environment to help students with exploring majors and careers, the job and internship search, interview preparation, graduate education, and more. Students can stop by or make an appointment anytime between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday to meet with a Career Specialist for drop-in help. Students who would like more in-depth, ongoing, 1:1 support for career, academic, and personal coaching can sign up to meet with a Career Counselor.
  • The Disability Center provides students with documented disabilities (e.g., ADHD, learning disability, chronic illness, autism spectrum, sensory or physical impairments, mental health conditions), who experience barriers related to their disability in university courses and/or programs, accommodations to ensure educational equality. Interested students should complete the appropriate online accommodation request form and call the office to schedule an access planning meeting.