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 regular hours and for scheduled visits. You can schedule a one-hour fitness session, activity session such as basketball, or rock climbing at South Rec. The Outdoors program offers adventure trips and events, gear rental and merchandise, the Rebel challenge course, and more. 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. Visit campus rec for more information and hours of operation.
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 provides a variety of counseling services, including individual and group sessions, for diverse mental health concerns using a brief therapy model. Services for students are free and confidential. 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.
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.