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The past few years have not been easy on you. College is hard enough without the added stressors of an on-going worldwide pandemic. By now, we all know how COVID-19 can wreck our physical health, but the negative impacts of the pandemic don’t stop there. It is more important than ever to understand and prioritize mental health, and to know when and how to find mental health resources when you, or someone close to you, is struggling. is here to remind you to Be Kind to Your Mind. Below you will find mental health resources available to help you, or to help you help someone else. You’ll find resources such as tips and campus events for coping with stress and anxiety, details on My SSP – a 24/7 free counseling service, and information on seeking professional or emergency help. These resources are exclusively available and free for Northwest Missouri State students. Make your mental health a priority and take the time to Be Kind to Your Mind.

Outpatient Clinical Care

Wellness Services provides outpatient clinical health care to Northwest students, and is staffed with a Physician, Nurse Practitioners, RN's and LPN's. Wellness Services strives to focus on holistic care, patient education and follow up.


Eating Disorder Assistance

Struggling with Your Body Image? Body U is an initiative funded by the Missouri Eating Disorders Council and is free to all adult Missourians. Take a quick survey and you’ll be given a customized plan to learn coping skills, techniques to reduce anxiety and depression, healthy eating concepts and more.


Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) Treatment

TAO is an interactive, web-based program that provides guided activities to help overcome anxiety, depression and other common concerns. You can watch engaging videos and complete beneficial exercises which take approximately 10-20 minutes to complete.


Guided Mindfulness

Guided mindfulness entails a facilitator providing direction and leading individuals through a series of steps in a quiet and comfortable space. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery and other practices to relax the body and mind.

Guided mindfulness

C.A.L.M In Crisis

C.A.L.M. in Crisis is a program that is designed to assist the campus community in identifying students with mental health concerns.

Sign up for C.A.L.M. Training


Engage training

Engage training to learn the basics of recognizing the signs of power-based personal violence and how to be an effective bystander to prevent violence from happening on our campus and in our community.

Sign up for Engage training

Ask, Listen, Refer

Ask, Listen, Refer is a statewide online suicide prevention training program created for campuses throughout Missouri.

Sign Up for Ask, Listen, Refer Training 

Report Concerning Behavior

If you are having concerns about the well-being of others on campus or note concerning behavior that may not be considered a conduct violation but is worrisome nonetheless, please let us know.

Submit a Report

TELUS Student Support

We know counseling office wait times are too long. We know your class and work schedules are crazy. We know mental health crises don’t only happen between 9a-5p. We want you to Be Kind to Your Mind 24/7 which is why Northwest Bearcats have free access to TELUS Student Support – an online counseling service with professional counselors specifically trained to understand the unique challenges of college students. This free, year-round, confidential service is available via app, phone, or web. Call. Chat. Anytime. Anywhere.

Northwest TELUS Student Support custom phone: 1.855.521.2616 

Download the APP

Local and Emergency Contact Info

If you require medical attention outside of regular business hours, please contact your own healthcare provider, call 911, or go to the Mosaic Medical Center Emergency Department.

If you have a question about your condition after hours, the Community Health Line is available. Their registered nurses are available to answer questions and provide quality health information. This local service is free and confidential and is offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 1.800.455.2476 to access this service. THIS SERVICE IS ONLY ACCESSIBLE USING A LOCAL PHONE.

Emergency Phone Numbers

University Police

Mosaic Medical Center - Maryville

Community Health Line

Mosaic Behavioral Health - Maryville 
660.562.4305 or

Sexual Assault Hotline

Support Line For Students in Crisis
(888) 279-8188

National Suicide
Prevention Lifeline



Mental Health Text Line
Text HOME to 741741

This website is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $35,569,951 with 100 percent funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government. Wellness Services has received a portion of this funding from the Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Rural Health and Primary Care to expand efforts to address health disparities caused by COVID-19.

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