Missouri Southern continues to provide free, confidential counseling services to currently enrolled students.

Counseling sessions – which cover topics such as relationships, depression, stress, body image concerns, questions about sexuality, etc. – are designed to help students meet the challenges that could stand in the way of their success.

In an effort to promote these services, a series of three informational flyers have been designed and have either been, or will be, distributed to all faculty and staff.

The flyers cover a basic overview of MSSU Counseling Services, tips to protect a student’s mental health and ways to identify a student in crisis – as well as the resources available on campus such as Counseling Services, the Lion Co-op and the Wilcoxon Health Center.

“Taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking care of your physical health,” said Debra Swearengen, mental health counselor at MSSU. “Our employees see students at all hours of the day and in all areas of campus. The more information they have about how to help a student that may be struggling, the more successful we will be.”

“We’ve already seen an increase in our numbers this semester so we want our students to be aware of as many resources as possible.”