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Work, Life, Health & Wellness

Campus Resources

RESPOND: Partnering for Campus Mental Health The Office of Graduate Studies and the MU Counseling Center jointly offer graduate students and post-docs a program called RESPOND: Partnering for Campus Mental Health. RESPOND is an 8 hour training session on the symptoms often associated with mental illness or mental problems. Trainees are equipped with the tools necessary to have an effective plan of action should you encounter a student or colleague who is experiencing mental illness or distress. Included are effective listening skills, showing empathy, and making appropriate referrals. The trainingis offered across two days in four hour sessions. Campus FERPA regulations will be discussed as well as campus mental health resources.   

Wellness Resoure Center The Wellness Resource Center (WRC) uses a comprehensive, campus wide, year-long wellness approach that begins during summer orientation and continues every month throughout the year. The WRC plans on-going activities and events that support wellness as it relates to issues such as alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, nutrition and fitness, stress and mental health and other wellness issues. Learn more.

MU Student Health Center offers both services and health-related programs

University of Missouri Extension offers online learning materials related to health and nutrition.

Work-Life Integration Seminars are offered for graduate students and postdocs. Watch the professional development seminars page for upcoming events.

The National Grad Crisis Line

Grad Resources sponsors The National Grad Crisis Line to help graduate students reach free, confidential telephone counseling, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention information. Caring, professional staff and well-trained volunteers answer around the clock.


Learn more about the services of Grad Resources, a nonprofit organization.