MHS Statement on Recent Islamophobia
The recent public Islamophobic events at Wash U can have a deep impact on the mental health of all Muslim members of our community as well as many individuals who are not perceived as American. Research is clear: bullying, discrimination, and profiling robs Muslims and other targeted groups of the benefits and social connection members of all religious groups seek and enjoy. Instead, it creates anxiety, constant vigilance, increased stress, and depression. These latest issues may represent new layers of ongoing trauma, so if you’re a Muslim student or someone affected by the news stories or hateful comments in social media, your pain is entirely valid. We’re here to offer support and help, now and always. Confidential, collaborative therapy is free and available to all students, and if we’re not a fit, we will help you find someone who is.
Welcome to Mental Health Services (MHS) at Washington University. MHS is committed to providing a safe, inclusive and affirming community of care for all students.
Our interdisciplinary team fosters personal, emotional and academic well-being by offering comprehensive therapeutic services, outreach and prevention programs.
Current MHS Services
(Last Updated 8/11/21)
MHS remains committed to supporting students’ mental health and wellbeing. Due to the current University indoor masking requirements, MHS will continue to provide services via telemental health.
We want to help and support you during this challenging time. We are continuing to offer a wide-range of services adapted for a telemental health environment including individual, couples and group treatment, consultations on accessing off-campus mental health care and medication management. If you are not sure what you need, please give us a call at (314) 935-6695 or email the Mental Health Coordinator and we’ll point you in the right direction.
Please note that the MHS office space in the Habif Health and Wellness Center remains closed. For everyone’s health and safety, all scheduled appointments are taking place remotely (for both counseling and psychiatry). We are offering appointments using Zoom or via the phone.
In accordance with best care standards as well as federal law, availability of mental health services may be limited during the pandemic, based on acuity, frequency, or duration of presenting concerns. This may involve concerns around ADHD, mood disorders, eating disorders, psychosis, and trauma.
Mental Health Services at Habif Health and Wellness Center is committed to providing exceptional, confidential and inclusive care for all students, with the goal of working collaboratively with students and the greater campus community to improve overall personal development and quality of life.
A word about confidentiality
Confidentiality is often a concern of someone who is considering counseling. The MHS staff is firmly committed to the code of confidentiality and ethics of professional practice; therefore, complete privacy can be assured UNLESS the student is a danger to themself or others. Without permission of the student, mental health records are not available to anyone outside or within the university.