As we approach the last few weeks of the Spring Semester, collectively we have a great deal of which to be proud! Once again we have taken the appropriate precautions to minimize the impact of COVID on our campus, continued to provide a quality academic experience, and demonstrated a great deal of creativity in the ways we engage in activities to reduce stress and have enjoyable times with friends and colleagues.
We also recognize, that while we can be proud of what we have accomplished, there has also been a great toll on our mental health and overall well-being. As we get closer to the end of the semester, I want to remind you of the services available to you when needing to cope with a unique series of stressors, connect with a licensed professional for a series of appointments or seek out individual resources available to you.
University Counseling Services
University Counseling Services located in the McKinney Center.
Please contact us by phone to schedule an appointment. If you have questions regarding services, you may call or email our office at the following:
Phone: (660) 785-4014
*after hours crisis: (660) 665-5621
*In order to be able to best serve students who may need crisis care we define a crisis as an immediate onset of severe psychological symptoms that cannot be mitigated through self-initiated care or support from caring others. Examples may include: urges to harm yourself, plans to harm someone else, hearing voices that aren’t there, the immediate experience of trauma, etc. For non-crisis care please call to schedule an appointment during regular office hours.
In addition, Truman has recently made available additional online support through a partnership with My SSP.
My Student Support Program (My SSP)
As we approach the last few weeks of the semester, whether you are graduating, taking on an internship, returning home for the summer, or staying Kirksville but not taking classes, it is natural to experience a great deal of change, adjustment and stress. You don’t have to navigate this all on your own. My SSP is here to help; to support you when you need it, from wherever you are.
Call. Chat. Anytime. Anywhere. Free. Confidential.
My SSP connects students with free, confidential emotional health and well-being support conveniently available 24/7 via the My SSP app, telephone and online.
What is My SSP?
- Real-time chat support 24/7
Chat with an experienced counselor at your convenience.
- Telephone support 24/7
Speak to an experienced counselor with a simple phone call.
- Short-term support from a dedicated counselor
Connect with the same counselor over multiple sessions via telephone or video appointments.
- Health assessments
Complete an anonymous assessment to get feedback on your emotional health.
- Browse health & wellbeing content
Access articles, podcasts, infographics, and videos addressing a wide variety of wellbeing topics on the My SSP app and website.
- Access virtual fitness sessions
Sign up for FREE virtual fitness sessions available through LIFT.
- Support in your language
My SSP content and support are available 24/7 in Mandarin, Cantonese (simplified Chinese text), Spanish, French, and English. For other language preferences, you may request to be set up with a counselor who speaks that language (by appointment, depending on availability).
Your use of My SSP – including chats, calls, and conversations, is free and confidential – meaning your professors, family, friends, etc., will not know unless you tell them.
My SSP resources and professional counselors can help you address common concerns such as:
- Relationship issues
- Feelings of isolation, loneliness or sadness
- General stress and worry
- Adapting to a new campus culture, learning style or city
- Frustration or uncertainty related to studies or post-grad plans
- Creating balance between personal and academic priorities
Want to learn more?
Best of luck to you as you finish strong in these next few weeks. Please reach out for help as needed.
3100 Student Union Building
100 E. Normal Avenue
Kirksville, MO 63501
Phone: (660) 785-4111