Support Groups

Group counseling offers a confidential, safe space to gain awareness of yourself and others. The experience can reduce loneliness, normalize life events, promote change, and teach new relationship skills. Groups help us learn how to connect with our own feelings while in the presence of others.

You will learn…

  • You’re not alone
  • Many struggle with finding a safe place to be themselves
  • Life involves giving and receiving support
  • There is joy in finding your own “voice”

Want to join a group?

For more information or to sign up for a group, contact us by emailing wellbeing@mst.edu, calling 573-341-4211, or visiting 204 Norwood Hall.


ADHD SUPPORT

Cope with the diagnosis and symptoms of ADHD (including inattention to details, inability to follow through on tasks, losing things, and being easily distracted), while seeking practical solutions.

Spring 2022: Tuesdays from 4pm-5pm; email wellbeing@mst.edu to join.

 

ANGER MANAGEMENT*

Learn to manage anger effectively, stop violence or the threat of violence, develop self-control over thoughts and actions, and receive support from others.

8 weeks

 

ANXIETY AND STRESS

Learn about the biological and neurological effects of stress and anxiety and create a toolbox of different techniques to alleviate stress and reduce anxiety. Some techniques includes muscle relaxation, mindfulness and breathing exercises, somatic exercises to reconnect with the body, and more.

Spring 2022: In Person- Mondays from 2-3pm; email wellbeing@mst.edu to join.

               Zoom- Tuesdays from 3-4pm; email wellbeing@mst.edu to join.

 

ASD (AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER) SUPPORT

Encourage and support one another, improve social connection, share resources and information together, all while growing resilience in coping with college life. Join us in a setting of trust, safety, and mutual respect.

 

BODY IMAGE

Explore and discover your personal body image strengths and vulnerabilities in a safe environment, create new perspectives and experiences of mindful body acceptance, build confidence about how you look and who you are.

Spring 2022: Thursdays from 2-3pm; email wellbeing@mst.edu to join. 

 

COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (CBT)

Learn to respond to stress and negative emotions by changing your thought patterns and learning DIY skills for managing daily life.

Spring 2022: Mondays from 3-4pm; email wellbeing@mst.edu to join.

Or On Your Own: Check out Student Well-Being's CBT 101 Canvas course to learn how CBT works and access tools to support yourself on your own time. You may be directed to enroll in the Health and Well-Being course where you will find CBT 101 in the modules.

 

FAMILY ISSUES

Experience the support of other students who are coping with the added burden of family troubles, such as divorce, alcoholism, mental health problems, chronic illness, unemployment, or incarceration.

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SUPPORT

Enjoy the support of other international students while sharing your experiences living and studying abroad, build connections, manage stress, cope and thrive in a time of change and uncertainty.

Spring 2022: Mondays from 3-4pm; email wellbeing@mst.edu to join.

 

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

Explore relationship challenges that lead to feelings of anxiety or depression while working to be healthy, create boundaries, and resolve conflicts positively.

Spring 2022: Thursdays from 2-3pm; email wellbeing@mst.edu to join.

 

LGBTQ+

Experience the encouragement of others in the LGBTQ+ community and support each other on the journey through college and beyond. Possible group activities include navigating college issues, sharing local & nationwide supports, practicing healthy self-care habits, processing stress & practicing coping skills, role-playing difficult conversations, discussing healthy dating practices, and much more.

Spring 2022: Tuesdays from 10am-10:30am; email wellbeing@mst.edu to join. 

                    Wednesdays from 12pm- 12:30pm; email wellbeing@mst.edu to join.

 

MINERS 4 RECOVERY

Explore your behaviors, reflect on ideas for change, avoid negative consequences related to drugs and alcohol, and experience the support of a safe group. This is not an abstinence-only group.

Spring 2022: Wednesdays from 3-4pm; email wellbeing@mst.edu to join.

 

MINER SUPPORT NETWORK (Student Led Group)

The Miner Support Network is a campus organization that works to de-stigmatize mental health through confidential, weekly, peer-facilitated groups while holistically working to create an inclusive community dedicated to empathy, trust, and relationship building through network-wide stress-busting events.
Learn more and sign up here.

 

ProjectConnect (Student Led Group)

ProjectConnect is a fun, 6-session peer-led program now being offered on campus aimed at helping students build social connections and community on campus. Students meet in groups of 4-6 over the course of six 1-hour sessions, and engage in a series of thought-provoking questions and fun activities, ending with a group event. Sign ups are at the beginning of each semester. Learn more and sign up here.

Watch a wrap-up video from the Fall 2021 Final Group Event here!

 

RESILIENCE AND COPING*

Explore and practice effective strategies to improve your well-being.

4 weeks

 

SAFETY/PTSD SUPPORT

Experience a highly structured group for students with the goal of reducing PTSD symptoms and increasing feelings of personal safety.

Spring 2022: Thursdays from 3-4pm; email wellbeing@mst.edu for a screening.

 

SOCIAL CONFIDENCE

Reduce social anxiety, gain confidence, and practice skills in a safe and supportive setting.

Spring 2022: Wednesdays from 12-1pm; email wellbeing@mst.edu for a screening.

 

THRIVING, NOT JUST SURVIVING

Address challenges, share experiences, offer & receive support, find solutions, gain skills in becoming resilient, and learn how to live well in a compassionate environment.

 

WORRIERS TO WARRIORS: CONQUERING TEST ANXIETY (Not Offered Spring 2022)

Identify the root causes of test anxiety, gain practical skills in stress management, learn how to re-write your negative thinking, and find new ways to balance school work and life.

 

* = group only offered as needed /per request