Welcome students to the GradSHARK Wellness Page!
With the Wellness Page, we are looking to enhance the graduate student experience by gathering student resources and putting them all in one place. We want you to be aware of the services available such at the health center, counseling center, recreational facilities, and other amenities across campus. Student organizations can be found here as well if you are interested in getting more involved. The page is meant to support students to make healthy choices and achieve wellness physically and mentally.
Resources – National
Within the United States, there is now a national number for mental health crises. It’s 9-8-8! More information can be found here.
Individuals are also able to call 9-1-1 in case of emergency (this number is useful if requiring immediate medical attention).
Resources – Campus
South Campus Rec Center and Turner Center
The South Campus Rec Center and Turner Center are open for scheduled visits. You can schedule a one-hour fitness session, activity session such as basketball or rock climbing at South Rec.
It is important to stay active daily for physical and mental health. Even an hour of daily exercise or activity can improve your overall wellness. Some intramural sports are operating as well. Visit the IMLeagues Page (https://www.imleagues.com/spa/intramural/ea730a742e724737b23ae8a45efd572c/home) to see what sports are available for the semester and pay attention to registration deadlines for specific sports.
William Magee Center
The William Magee Center has a priority of wellness for all students at the University of Mississippi. The Magee Center strives to improve student lives through education, research, and support. At the center, there are many forms of wellness, and a consultation on a specific need is available for scheduling. For more information, please visit https://magee.olemiss.edu/.
University Counseling Center
The University Counseling Center is offering virtual services to accommodate students during the COVID-19 Pandemic. With the UCC, there is weekly group sessions, and you can sign up for individual sessions as well. Mental Wellness Wednesdays are information sessions offered by the center every week, and you can learn more about the UCC as well as ask any questions you may have on mental health. For more information about consultations and office hours, visit the website here.
Graduate Support Group: The graduate support therapy group is a safe and confidential space for graduate students to gain perspective and insight into themselves, learn appropriate coping skills for stressors, and normalize their experience of being a graduate student. Visit the website here.
LAMBDA Support Group
LAMBDA is a student support group for those that are members of the LGBQTIA+ community. Our goal is to provide a safe environment for disclosure and to help develop positive coping strategies that can be used to navigate adjustments and challenges. This year we plan to incorporate other virtual activities that can be done at home, such as a virtual game night! The group is led by graduate students in the psychology department. LAMBDA meets once per week and will be meeting on Tuesdays 5:30-7pm online. If you are interested or have questions, please email email@example.com to be added to our mailing list.