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Student Assistance (LifeSynch)

student-assistance-lifesynch.jpgThe University of Mississippi Medical Center coordinates opportunities for students to receive confidential counseling services for school-related, personal, and family matters. Students are a valuable part of this institution and we care about their needs and any issues that arise in their lives. These services can offer help and assistance to students. Dependents and household members are covered. Licensed professional counselors are available to speak with you 24/7 to help address your issues and guide you to appropriate resources.

Is there a cost to use this service?

No. Students may receive up to three counseling sessions with a licensed counselor or psychologist, per problem. The UMMC provides this service at no cost to the student. If you require additional counseling or services beyond what is covered by the student assistance program, there may be additional costs.

What services are available?

Just about any concern imaginable can be addressed. They range from simple to complex and fall mainly in the following categories:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Family and parenting problems
  • Alcohol, drug or other addictions
  • Grief and loss
  • Child care
  • Financial issues
  • Legal consultations
  • Change and transition

What about confidentiality?

All services provided by the Student Assistance program are 100% confidential and comply with all state and federal requirements. Information is not released to UMMC without your express written permission. The only exceptions are in "Duty to Warn" cases such as child abuse or threats to self or others.

How do I get started?

The Student Assistance Program (LifeSynch) is here for you - any time, any day. As a part of the program, you have access to a comprehensive resource. When you call, you'll talk with a licensed professional counselor who will:

  • Ask about your situation
  • Help clarify the problem
  • Offer guidance and support
  • Connect you with experts who can help
Get the guidance you need - any time, any day
(866) 219-1232