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Mental and Emotional Help

Mental & Emotional Help

Not Okay?Not Okay?

If you’re feeling stressed, depressed, overwhelmed, or just unhappy and you’d like to talk to someone, Student Counseling Services has free appointments for students. In addition to one-on-one counseling, they can connect you with other on- and off-campus resources that can help. 
Visit Student Counseling Services

Suicide PreventionThoughts of Suicide?

If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is free, confidential, and available 24/7 across the United States. 
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Domestic ViolenceAre You Unsafe at Home?

If you are experiencing domestic violence or threats of violence, The Shafer Center for Crisis Intervention has a 24-hour help line (601.264.7777). They provide an emergency shelter, rape crisis response in hospitals, court advocacy, housing assistance, support groups, and childrens' programs.

The Domestic Abuse Family Shelter, a United Way agency, provides a crisis line, temporary emergency shelter, counseling, childcare, victim advocacy, and education groups for batterers.

If you are in immediate danger, call 9-1-1.
Visit the Shafer Center

Visit the Domestic Abuse Family Shelter

Someone to Listen

Need Someone to Listen?

Anyone who wants to talk about whatever is on their mind can quickly reach out to a trained, compassionate listener through 7 Cups. 7 Cups listeners don't judge or try to solve problems. They just listen. They understand. They give you the space you need to help you clear your head. (Use code: usm to access.) 
Connect with 7 Cups

CARESWorried About Another Student?

If you’re worried about the mental/emotional wellbeing of one of your classmates, let us know. The Southern Miss CARES team will reach out to them and make sure they’re okay and have access to the resources they need. 
Reach out to the CARES team

Sexual HarassmentHave You Experienced Sexual Harassment or Assault?

You have a right to an education free from harassment and violence based on your gender, identity, or sexual orientation. The Southern Miss Title IX Office is here to listen, to help you with next steps, and to refer you to any resources you need.Contact the Title IX Office 

EE)Have You Been the Victim of Discrimination?

The University of Southern Mississippi prohibits discrimination based on age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, religion, race, color, national origin, and/or veteran status. You can report violations at the Office of Affirmative Action & Equal Employment Opportunity, McLemore Hall 310.
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LGTBQ+LGTBQIA+ and Need to Talk? 

You deserve a welcoming, loving world. And so do the people you care about. Reach out to a Trevor Project counselor if you’re struggling, find answers and information, and get the tools you need to help someone else. 
Visit the Trevor Project

Mental Healthcare ResourcesNot Sure Where to Go for Help?

Looking for services for a loved one? Need an evaluation or marriage therapy? Looking for a mental healthcare provider that accepts your insurance? On-campus and off-campus resources are available.

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For emergency assistance, dial 9-1-1. Or view local emergency contacts for police, fire, hospitals, and mental health crises.

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