Contact: Carl Smith
STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State students now have a fast and easy way to access mental health services and resources on their phones or computers.
The My Student Support Program (My SSP) app is now available to help with new challenges, school success, relationships and other emotional issues. Users receive confidential, short-term counseling support at no cost via live text-based chat, voice and video sessions. Support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and in multiple languages.
The My SSP app and website also offer self-directed resources, including videos, articles, podcasts and infographics; anonymous mental health assessments for depression, general anxiety and alcohol and drug use; and free access to the LIFT app for virtual fitness sessions.
Visit www.myssp.app for more information and links to download the app from the Apple App Store and Google Play.
This spring, the Mental Health Task Force provided 14 recommendations to bolster MSU’s campus-wide mental health services, including implementing this mental health and crisis app for students. Nine of those recommendations, including offering university-wide mental health awareness training and hiring a licensed psychiatric nurse, are completed or will be completed this fall semester, with the remaining recommendations expected to be implemented in the spring semester.
The My SSP app joins an umbrella of MSU mental health services available to students through the Longest Student Health Center, Student Counseling Services, Psychology Clinic, Collegiate Recovery Community, Office of Survivor Support, Athletics Department of Counseling and Sports Psychology and MSU Meridian’s Weems Mental Health network.
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