Knowing what to do when you start to feel under the weather or when you’re struggling with a mental health issue while you are on your own at college can be tough. Lucky for you, Miami has a bunch of great resources that you can take advantage of as a Miami student. Check them out for yourself… maybe one will be just what you need!
Not sure whether making the call and scheduling the visit to Student Counseling is what you need right now? Miami’s Wellness Navigator makes it convenient to address and assess your mental health concerns and get connected to resources that can support you. The navigator takes you through a series of questions that progressively narrow down to a couple areas where resources are laid out to help guide you in the right direction. It is quick, easy, and takes off stress if you were unsure where to seek guidance with mental health.
This one a lot of people may not know about because it’s still pretty new. There is a CVS Kiosk located on the second floor of Armstrong tucked by the study rooms before the walkway to Red Zone. It has the necessities for allergies, pain relief, fever reduction, cuts, personal hygiene, etc.- all at the convenience of the middle of campus! Take advantage of the proximity and snag a peek at what it has inside at our Instagram Reel!
If you ever find yourself in need of immediate support, crisis intervention, or just needing to talk to someone, there is a phone number that you can call. The H.O.P.E. line is a 24/7 immediate support extension for everyone seeking help from a support specialist. When you call the H.O.P.E. number, your call will be redirected to an off-site mental health professional. It’s not directly connected to student counseling services. This is a great resource if you or a friend needs support or intervention more immediately than just making an appointment at Student Counseling Services. The phone number of the H.O.P.E. Line is 855-249-5649.
Another resource if you are struggling with your mental health and well-being is Miami’s Togetherall platform. This is an online peer-to-peer support program that is monitored by mental health professionals but remains completely anonymous. You can join groups that relate to similar struggles that you may be experiencing and chat with students from Miami about them. It is a unique way to connect with other students who are also struggling with similar issues and know that whatever it may be, you are not alone.
The Rec offers a variety of fitness classes at all times of the day. If you ever find yourself in an exercise slump or wanting to try out a different type of workout, check out one of the many classes they have. From yoga to TRX, spinning or the all new SWERK class they have a ton of options. If you like to swim they also have two great water fitness classes in the pool. You do have to pay to take these classes, but there are some really great class pass packages that make the cost per class a great price! Head to the Rec’s Fitness Classes page for more information.
Welltrack Boost (new 2024)
Miami students now have access to a new interactive self-help tool called Welltrack Boost! This self-guided, clinically-supported set of online tools is designed to help you work on your health and wellness. You can access assessments, short courses, a meditation room, a mood check journal, and more. Simply create an account with your Miami email address and explore!
Mental Health Incubator Fund (new 2024)
2024 is an exciting year for mental health! Miami has launched an incubator fund for new initiatives that are aimed at improving student mental health and well-being. This fund is open to faculty, staff, and student proposals and offers financial support ranging from $500 to $20,000 for one-time projects fostering mental health education, prevention, skill-building, and more. The deadline for proposals is March 1, 2024. Submit your project here!
While all of these resources are great and helpful, some are only temporary fixes. If you are actually feeling very sick or you need more mental health support, please reach out to Student Health Services (513-529-3000) or Student Counseling (513-529-4634) for further assistance.
Kaitlin Validick | Class of 2024