The Stepped Care Model, created by and for Student Well-Being, helps determine how to use resources effectively while meeting the needs of each student.
The Stepped Care Model helps determine how to use the resources available to meet the needs of each student. Students can use this model on their own or when meeting with a counselor or staff member in Student Well-Being. When used within Student Well-Being, this model can help students find resources that are just as effective, if not more effective, than individual counseling (service often preferred by students), as availability for this type of care is limited.
More about the model and how to use:
Some examples of how this model may be used:
Learn more about each step below!
Self Care is exactly what it sounds like- taking care of yourself! It's a dedicated time to focus on yourself and your needs to help you unwind, destress, grow as an individual, or prepare for the rest of your day. While it can be difficult to justify taking time out of busy days for ourselves, self-care has a lot of benefits, such as building resilience, self-esteem and confidence, improving mental health and emotional wellness, and more.
Self Care looks different for everyone as well all have different ways of caring for ourselves. Linked here are some self-care and self-education resources we recommend.
A featured self care resource Student Well-Being oversees is our Health and Well-Being Canvas Course, which features:
Below is just a handful of activities that we consider self-care, but remember that whatever your techniques may be, they are valid if they help you take care of yourself.
Getting involved on campus is a great next step after self-care Student Well-Being recommends when focusing on your mental health, especially as we return from quarantine isolation. Connecting with other students allows for less isolation, less lonliness, and more ability to meet individuals with similar interests and values.
Linked here are peer groups specifically within Student Well-Being's office that promote health, well-being, and social connectedness.
You can also find and search all campus organizations that may be of interest to you.
There are many campus departments and services that provide health and well-being assistance for students.
A great first step to find applicable campus support services is the Well-Being Quick Reference Guide, a user-friendly document to quickly show campus services that may be beneficial based on concern.
Below are departments other than Student Well-Being related to health and wellness, with a short description of their services.
Wellness Consultations: These consultations are held with a Wellness Coordinator and focus on a specific topic affecting your life- alcohol use, cannabis use, other substance use, nicotine use, nutrition, general wellness, and more. These sessions are meant to be informational, and Wellness Coordinators offer coaching, resources, and support. All consultations are free for enrolled students (except in instances of conduct referrals from the conduct office).
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.
Support groups are offered weekly throughout each semester and are lead by trained Student Well-Being staff. Some groups are informational based and are offered for a limited amount of sessions.
Learn more about current groups offered on the Student Well-Being Support Groups page.
Student Well-Being offers brief, solution-based treatment to all enrolled students. Individual counseling can help with stress management, depression, grief, anxiety, motivation, family concerns, clarifying interests, conflict resolution, assertiveness, self-esteem, procrastination, social connections, career planning, major changes/selection, and more.
Our staff members are legally and ethically required to maintain confidentiality. This means everything you say in your counseling appointment (or when scheduling an appointment) is strictly confidential, except if there is a possibility you will harm yourself or others, or if there is suspected abuse of a child or vulnurable adult. If you would like us to disclose specific information to anyone (e.g. a professor or doctor), we will need your written permission to do so.
For students with desires or needs outside of Student Well-Being's capabilities, a referral to a community service or resource may be made.
Some examples of when a student would be referred to an off campus resource:
Below are typical off campus resources and services Student Well-Being sometimes refers to:
Healing Hearts Counseling
Hope Connections Counseling
Janet West, LPC (*self-pay only)
Your Community Health Center
Below are some online counseling and coaching options:
BetterHelp makes professional therapy accessible, affordable, and convenient — so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime and anywhere. BetterHelp offers access to licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited psychologists (PhD / PsyD), marriage and family therapists (LMFT), clinical social workers (LCSW / LMSW), and board licensed professional counselors (LPC).
Gaelle Chapon Wellness Coaching
Work with Gaelle, a certified Solution-focused Coach, with a mission is to support people in creating the life they really want, aligned with their values and with the balance they need. Wellness and well-being are key elements in her holistic approach. Work with Gaelle in Rolla or virtually.
LiveHealth Online allows you to see a licensed therapist or psychiatrist online from the comfort and privacy of your own space, and can help with a variety of concerns such as anxiety, life transitions, stress, relationship troubles, depression, grief, coping with illness, and panic attacks. Pricing for this service depends on insurance and services desired- learn more on their website.
Talkspace is a convenient and affordable way to improve your mental health. Get matched with a licensed therapist in your state from the comfort of your device, and message via text, audio, and video. Tell us your preferences for therapy, and match with one of our therapists in your state the same day. Send your therapist unlimited text, audio, picture, or video messages from anywhere, at any time — you’ll hear back at least once a day, 5 days per week.
Student Well-Being counselors are available Monday-Friday 8am-5pm to assist with mental health crises. If you or someone you know is having a mental health crisis or is suicidal, call Student Well-Being (573.341.4211) or come to (204 Norwood Hall) to receive immediate assistance from a counselor. If someone you know is actively suicidal but refuses to talk with a counselor, call Univeristy Police Department (573.341.4300) or 911. Other resources are the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800.273.8255) or the Crisis Text Line (text "home" to 741741), both available 24/7.
Learn more about mental health crises and what to do here.
After a mental health crisis, a counselor will work with that student to determine next steps. This can vary depending on each student and their specific needs. Some may be referred to hospitalization- in which the hospital will coordinate with Care Management their discharge and after care plans. Hospitalization is only used for a student's protection when they have immediate intent and take actions to end their life or to harm others and are unable to reduce that risk through crisis counseling with a licensed counselor. Hospitalization is not the goal when working with students expressing mental health concerns, and is usually a final intervention.
If a student is not referred to hospitalization, Student Well-Being typically refers to a higher level of care for follow up psychiatric care and intensive individual counseling, while coordinating sessions within the Student Well-Being office as applicable/available.