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Wellness and Counseling

The MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine is fully committed to the physical, mental and emotional health of our students.

In case of a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

For information on receiving medical care, visit the Medical Care page. 

If you are experiencing mental or emotional difficulties during your time with us, we encourage you to seek help. Visit the Personal Counseling page, and call the Office of Wellness and Counseling at (517) 884-2596 or email Dr. John Taylor at taylo520@msu.edu.

If you know a student who is experiencing difficulties, please consider reaching out to the College of Osteopathic Medicine CARE Team.

Contact the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 9-8-8 or (800) 273-TALK (8255). The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, you can text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the US to connect with a Crisis Text Line counselor.

For 24-hour access to an on-duty crisis therapist, students can call the MSU Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) mainline after 5:00 p.m. and anytime during the weekends, 365 days per year at 517-355-8270.  You may also find 24-hour community mental health crisis lines here at the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services.

If you do not find what you are looking for, contact Alissa Berry in the Office of Wellness & Counseling for assistance at hardin24@msu.edu.