The Student Counseling and Wellness Center exists to help UMMC students manage the stresses and difficulties of daily life - life inside and outside the classroom.
We were founded in 2016 as the result of a collaboration between the Vice Chancellor's Office and the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. Our mission is to promote the mental health and wellness of UMMC students. We know that Mississippi's hopes of improving the health of its citizens depends on UMMC's ability to educate and train the next generation of health care professionals.
Our services are available to all UMMC students by appointment and are free of charge. Examples of concerns we can help with include:
Some available interventions
Drs. Burgess and Merideth co-direct the Student Counseling and Wellness Center. In order to provide the most comprehensive care possible, they may make use of other evaluation and treatment resources at UMMC and in the larger community.
With only a few exceptions that are allowed by law, the services that students receive at the Student Counseling and Wellness Center will be kept confidential.