Available to all faculty, staff and their dependents; employees are eligible for up to three phone or in-person counseling sessions for any personal issue. If an employee needs additional sessions, they can be referred to an outside service provider. In addition, employees have access to more than 5,000 online articles and 500 videos about health topics.
Resources on healthy living and wellness incentive programs for benefit-eligible employees on UMKC-offered medical insurance. Mindfulness Practice Center is a component; MPC a virtual center that has been organized through a campus-wide effort at the University of Missouri in order to offer mindfulness practices to students, faculty, and staff. The MPC emphasizes a nonsectarian approach to mindfulness that draws on contemplative practices from a variety of traditions.
The mission of the MindBody Connection is to provide a space where students can learn skills to manage academic and personal stressors. Services include aromatherapy, 15-minute massage chair, games/puzzles/arts & crafts, prayer/meditation room, HeartMath, psycho-educational materials, relaxing music, thematic programming, healing arts station, bring one take one library. (The “To Go” aspect of this collaboration is accessible from any web browser. https://www.umkc.edu/mindbody/mbc2go.asp)
This UMKC campaign creates opportunities and provides resources to enhance proactive self-care strategies among students, staff, and faculty. They also provide guidance on how to recognize distress in others and how to respond when necessary. Additionally, they emphasize the importance of wellness in our approach to mental health by providing education on the relationships between mental health and sleep, physical activity, nutrition, relationships, and more.
The Missouri Lawyers' Assistance Program is a professional, confidential counseling program for members of The Missouri Bar, immediate family members who reside with them, and law students. Through a variety of free services, MOLAP helps individuals overcome personal problems such as substance abuse, depression, stress and burnout.
Online resource for college mental health; offers text/phone options to get immediate assistance. Provides list of resources on- and off-campus, information on various concerns (depression, stress, suicidal behavior, alcohol/drug use, etc.) and general wellness, guidance on helping others, and a self-evaluator tool.
The UMKC School of Medicine Wellness Program serves all UMKC School of Medicine students, including those in our MSA and MSB programs. This program offers individual planning and coaching. The first session involves the Take Care of Yourself wellness inventory. This inventory will identify current stressors, identify strengths, identify areas for improvement and create an action plan.