Virtual Services During COVID-19
Counseling via Tele-Mental Health (virtual sessions)
CPS is committed to supporting students during this challenging time of COVID-19. We know that many things have changed, but CPS continues to be available to support you, albeit virtually. All CPS clinicians have completed training in the delivery of Tele-Mental Health and are competent in providing effective, ethical treatment in this modality.
CPS uses WebEx, which is a confidential and secure platform to host virtual counseling sessions from the comfort of your home. For any questions or assistance with WebEx, UIT is available for support.
It is helpful to have a private, secure space to have your Tele-Mental Health appointment, but if this poses a difficulty for you please call us to learn about potential options for confidential space.
In our spring survey, MSU students have found virtual sessions to be helpful and convenient, with 95% expressing satisfaction with this modality.
To make an appointment or ask questions: Call us at 406-994-4531
Virtual Connection Spaces (drop-in...no intake needed)
Racial Connection and Healing Space
Now more than ever, it is important to connect with others and feel a sense of community. Having a sense of community can be even more challenging for students who identify with underrepresented ethnic identities on campus, especially during the pandemic. The goal of this space is to provide a safe place to discuss your experiences with others with shared identities. It is intended to provide a source of support, a sense of community, healing, and empowerment. The topics are open and flexible and will be based on student interest. Topics may include but are not limited to: general experiences on campus and in the boarder community, discrimination, microaggressions and macroaggressions, academic stress, privilege, election stress, imposter syndrome, and anything else on your mind! Drop in virtually (no appointment or registration needed) Tuesdays at 6pm using the link below. The space is for anyone who identifies as an ethnic minority or has an underrepresented ethnic or racial identity on campus. This space will be facilitated by a counselor from Counseling and Psychological Services.
Fridays 12-1pm, beginning June 1st!
Join our Racial Connection & Healing Space
**Due to the online nature of these support spaces, confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. Participants are encouraged to be respectful and thoughtful of each other and practice discretion. In addition, please note this is a support space, not group therapy.**
Let's Talk Informal Consultations
Not all students want or need on-going counseling, but could benefit from an informal consultation from one of our professionals. This year Let's Talk has moved online as well. To access Let’s Talk, simply use this WebEx link at the time listed below starting Wed May 5, 2021. A counselor will admit you to the meeting room when a space opens up.
Wednesdays at 12-1pm
More information on Let's Talk can be found here
The following resources are available to students who may be experiencing a mental health crisis or suicidal thoughts. Students can also call CPS in those situations, but after-hours, these resources are always available:
Bozeman Help Center: 406-586-3333
Montana Crisis Recovery Hotline (Monday through Friday from 10 am to 10 pm) Call at 1-877-503-0833
Crisis Text Line: 741741 National Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Please call 911 for emergency situations