Mental wellness resources

Posted on Apr 12 2018 - 6:00am by DM Staff

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

A free, 24/7 confidential service that can provide people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, or those around them, with support, information and local resources.

The Veterans Crisis Line and Military Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)

Both of these lines connect veterans and service members in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat or text.

Crisis Text Line 741-741

This free text message service provides 24/7 support to those in crisis. Text 741-741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor right away.


UMatter is an online resource put together by the university that provides resources for students in distress. Through the site, students, parents, faculty and staff may take action to help fellow students or colleagues. Resources include help with alcohol and drugs, sexual assault, hazing and other issues.

UM Counseling Center 662-915-3784, located on the third floor of Lester Hall

The UM Counseling Center provides students, faculty and staff with a place to work with a counselor on things that are troubling or stressful. Trips to the Counseling Center are free for currently enrolled students, and all visits are confidential. The Counseling Center is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. Walk-in visits are offered from noon to 5 p.m.

For after hours help, contact UPD at 915-7234

In the event that someone is in danger of hurting him- or herself or others outside of the Counseling Center’s usual business hours, UPD will connect the caller to a crisis counselor who is on call for after-hours emergencies.

Active Minds at the University of Mississippi

Active Minds is a nonprofit organization dedicated to using the student voice to raise mental health awareness among college students. It develops and supports student-run chapters on colleges and university campuses to promote dialogue around issues of mental health and to educate students about resources available to them. For more information or to join the UM chapter, students can visit its Facebook page at or email