Mental Health

Missouri University of Science and Technology strives to continually raise awareness related to student mental health and to improve conditions for students with mental health conditions.  Mental health conditions can affect you medically, psychologically and academically. There is always help and support if you need it.

Common Mental Health Concerns Include:

  • Adjustment to college
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Coping with crisis
  • Problems at school or work
  • Stress management
  • Difficulties sleeping
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Alcohol or drug misuse
  • Family stress or concerns
  • Grief and loss
  • Social isolation


Some of this data may be alarming to some. Did you know: Almost half of college students who withdrew from school due to mental health concerns did NOT seek help or treatment? Missouri S&T has resources and services to help you, you are not alone. Learn more about those services below.

 Mental Health Services and Resources


Medical Services

Student Health Services provides mental health assessments, which involve discussing your symptoms with your provider and answering a few brief questionnaires. Together, you will determine what treatments may be beneficial. This can be as simple as lifestyle modifications (sleep hygiene, physical activity, etc.) or involve treatment with medications.

The Student Health Center offers medication initiation and management services to enrolled students with a mental health diagnosis. Our providers have expertise in the management of mild to moderate anxiety and depression and in the identification and management of substance abuse including nicotine and alcohol.

To meet with a medical provider, schedule online through the Patient Portal or call 573-341-4284.

Counseling Services

Counseling services are also available through Student Well-Being. Enrolled students are eligible to see a licensed mental health provider on Missouri S&T’s campus free of charge. Services include mental health assessment, individual counseling, support groups, wellness consultations, and outreach/programming.

To meet with a counselor, call 573-341-4211 or visit 204 Norwood Hall Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm. You can also schedule an initial screening or a consultation at any time using the Patient Portal. 

Mental Health Crisis or Emergency Resources

If you feel you might harm yourself or others or if this is an emergency, please do the following immediately:

  • Call the University Police Department at (573) 341-4300 or call 911
    • Immediate danger to life of self or others. Missouri S&T Police will consult with a licensed counselor or connect individuals to resources below.
  • Call or text the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 (For Veterans, Press 1)
    • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a United States-based suicide prevention network of 161 crisis centers that provides a 24/7, toll-free hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress
  • Call the Compass Health Hotline at (888) 237-4567
    • Staffed by mental health professionals who can respond to your crisis 24 hours per day and 7 days per week, they will talk with you about your crisis and help you determine what further help is needed - for example, a telephone conversation to provide understanding and support, a face-to-face intervention, an appointment the next day with a mental health professional, or perhaps an alternative service that best meets your needs. They may give you other resources or services within your community to provide you with ongoing care following your crisis. All calls are strictly confidential.
  • Call the Phelps Health Hospital Emergency Department at (573) 458-8899 located at 1000 W. 12th St., Rolla, MO
  • Healing Space- Sexual Violence Resource Center 24/7 Hotline at (201) 487-2227
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or chat on
  • Trevor Project- 24/7 Lifeline for LGBTQ+ concerns at 1-866-488-7386