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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 2021

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





MHA Mental Health Screening Test

Click here for Screening:

Online screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition.

Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible.

Need Help Now!

If you suspect that you or a loved one is suffering from a mental health disorder, please seek help. One of the resources below may be able to assist. For medical emergencies, dial 911 immediately.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Call 800-273-TALK (8255)
If you or someone you know is in crisis—whether they are considering suicide or not—please call the toll-free Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) to speak with a trained crisis counselor 24/7.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline connects you with a crisis center in the Lifeline network closest to your location. Your call will be answered by a trained crisis worker who will listen empathetically and without judgment. The crisis worker will work to ensure that you feel safe and help identify options and information about mental health services in your area. Your call is confidential and free.

Crisis Text Line – Text NAMI to 741-741
Connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message.

National Domestic Violence Hotline – Call 800-799-SAFE (7233)
Trained expert advocates are available 24/7 to provide confidential support to anyone experiencing domestic violence or seeking resources and information. Help is available in Spanish and other languages.

National Sexual Assault Hotline – Call 800-656-HOPE (4673)
Connect with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area that offers access to a range of free services. Crisis chat support is available at Online Hotline. Free help, 24/7.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

Also known as, the Treatment Referral Routing Service, this Helpline provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment referral and information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish.

Veterans Crisis Line

Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, Chat, or Text 838255

Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.

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.

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.


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.