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Resources and information dealing with all aspects of Mental Health. Some are Xavier specific, some are local, and some are national level.

Mental Health Month

Mental Health Awareness Month 2020

mham-xu-mental-health-flyer-final.jpg May is Mental Health Month, and it has never been more important than this year.

On Tuesday, May 19th Xavier's ACCESS Council will be hosting a Mental Health Awareness Month Panel. Jamie Baxter, Director of Counseling Services, Dr. Anna Ghee, Clinical Psychologist, Associate Professor, School of Psychology, and Faculty Director OIDI, Dr. Jennifer Phillips, Assistant Professor, School of Psychology, Dr. Nick Salsman, Associate Professor, School of Psychology, and Dr. Norm Townsel, Clinical Coordinator & Teaching Professor, School of Psychology will be the featured panelists.  Link to Zoom Meeting:

1. From your computer with computer based audio (using your speakers and microphone, or a headset).    Password: 823114


Counseling Services are provided by Xavier University.  The clinical psychologists and counselors on staff at Xavier Counseling Services are licensed in the state of Ohio. The staff also includes a board-certified consulting psychiatrist for you if you need medication or hospitalization. Free of charge, students can benefit from the same quality of service that's available in a private practice.  

Psychological Services Center Provides an on-campus center where Department of Psychology faculty, students, and staff apply principles of psychology to address the concerns of others. We are continuing to provide services via telehealth. People in ongoing services can be in touch with their provider about establishing plans for these services. People wishing to initiate new services can call 513-745-3531 to do so.


Distant Together - Mental Health Resources

Health Safety and Wellness at Xavier

Health, Safety and Wellness Resources

Cura personalis, or care for the whole person, is a cornerstone of Jesuit education. Xavier students stay healthy and active through access to healthy dining options, mental and physical healthcare services, recreational facilities and sports opportunities, a safe campus and informed, engaged spiritual spaces and communities.

Virtual Support Groups

Virtual Support Groups


If all of this is a bit overwhelming, and you’re seeking a lower-commitment, affordable way to find support, finding a community online may be a good option for you.

“I would recommend seeking out free virtual support groups, as many nonprofits and organizations have increased frequency and access to groups… These can be a great way to find connection and support safely from home.”

While information gleaned from them should never be taken as medical advice, online support groups and forums from reputable organizations allow for anonymity and can be a good way to explore resources specific to your individual needs.

The right support group for you depends heavily on what you need, nonprofits and mental health organizations like NAMI and Mental Health America (MHA) are great places to start.

Xavier Counceling Services Resources


You may find the following resources helpful if you need more information:

Web Resources

These online national campaigns provide support and resources. 


These useful apps can help with sleep hygiene, meditation, mindfulness, etc.

On Campus Groups

We have several groups that meet regularly on campus to provide support for students.

Pregnancy Resources

If you are pregnant or suspect that you are pregnant, we have resources for you.

Xavier Action and Care Team

Xavier Action and Care Team (X-ACT)

Mission Statement

The Xavier Action and Care Team is a collaborative, interdisciplinary advisory group that meets to provide support and assistance to students who may be experiencing emotional distress and exhibiting at-risk or threatening behaviors.



  • Facilitate the success and retention of at-risk students and others impacted by disruptive behavior.
  • Provide early intervention and support to students.
  • Centralize reports of student behavior.
  • Coordinate University-wide response and resource alignment.
  • Serve as a resource for faculty and staff in addressing at-risk or disruptive student behavior.

Student Success Center

Student Success Center provides many resources including Success Coaching in order to support Musketeers. We can lend a hand during every step of your college experience, while you develop the potential within yourself to succeed.

True to our Jesuit-inspired approach of caring for the whole person-body, mind and spirit-our proactive approach to success coaching provides holistic support and builds meaningful relationships between students and university faculty and staff.

Crisis Lines (Suicide Hotline)

Crisis Lines

Above all, know this: There’s always someone waiting to help you, no matter what. If you need help and you don’t know where to turn, crisis lines are always a free option. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255). If you prefer to keep it to text, you can send Crisis Text Line a message at 741741 to connect with a crisis counselor.

In the meantime, remember that while the weight of the world seems all-encompassing, your needs matter, too. It’s OK to ask for help if you need it, whether that’s asking loved ones, a therapist, or a crisis line.