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Emotional/Mental Health Wellness

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All Care is Confidential

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Students may seek therapy for a wide array of concerns. The most common concerns include depression, anxiety, stress, test taking/academic distress, relationship problems and work problems.

In addition to services offered through your insurance provider, Baylor College of Medicine provides two venues through which you can seek assistance. Descriptions of these venues and a chart to help you choose the right service for you are provided below.

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Student and House Staff Mental Health Service

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The Student and House Staff Mental Health Service provides up to 12 free on-campus psychotherapy and/or psychopharmacology sessions with Baylor College of Medicine doctoral level faculty psychiatrists and psychologists each academic year. These services, which also include individual psychotherapy as well as relationship/couple’s therapy, are only available to Baylor students, residents and fellows, are confidential and are not reported to administrative personnel or anyone else at Baylor.

To schedule an intake for psychotherapy and/or psychopharmacology, call (713) 798-4881.

To schedule an intake for psychotherapy only, email student-help@bcm.edu.

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WellConnect

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WellConnect provides a 24/7 hotline for crisis counseling. Baylor students and people living in their homes may receive up to five sessions per academic year of free psychotherapy provided by a licensed master’s level clinician in the community. All WellConnect calls are answered by a licensed mental health professional, and the staff of the Student and House Mental Health Service is well trained in their triage process. If the triage process identifies an emergency situation, callers are encouraged to seek emergency care through calling 911 or going to a hospital immediately.

Learn more about WellConnect and register.

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Choosing the Service that Meets Your Needs

Current Need

Resource

 

Emergency requiring immediate care

911

 

Crisis, but unsure if need 911

WellConnect 24/7 Crisis Number

Triage nurse will help you decide if immediate care is required and if so, direct you to call 911.

You want to be seen by Baylor faculty

Student and House Staff Mental Health Service

Call (713) 798-4881

 

You want to be seen on-site

Student and House Staff mental Health Service

Call (713) 798-4881

You would like to be seen by a doctor-level provider

Student and House Staff Mental Health Service

Call (713) 798-4881

You would like to see a psychiatrist for psychopharmacology

Student and House Staff mental Health Service

Call (713) 798-4881

Your primary concern is related to alcohol and/or drug abuse

WellConnect

WellConnect has specific resources for this. You may also want to make an appointment with a provider through either service.

Your primary concern is related to an eating disorder

WellConnect

WellConnect has specific resources for this. You may also want to make an appointment with a provider through either service.

Someone in your home is struggling with a mental health concern

WellConnect

This service is available to non-Baylor students who live with you.

You have used up your 12 free sessions at the Student and House Staff Mental Health Service

WellConnect

You can receive 5 additional sessions.

You are on the waitlist to receive psychotherapy at the Student and House Staff Mental Health Service

WellConnect

You can receive 5 sessions while you wait.

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Confidential Problem Solving and Dispute Resolution

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The Ombuds Office is a confidential, informal, independent, and neutral place to discuss concerns, resolve disputes, manage conflicts, and increase skills regarding communication, negotiation and problem solving. You may reach out to the Ombuds Office as a first step, last resort, or at any point along the way. You may also reach out if you would like to discuss something confidentially and aren’t sure where to go.

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Lift Your Legacy

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Brittany Barreto, Ph.D., BCM alum and CEO and co-founder of Pheramor, shares her story, including how she took time in graduate school to manage her PTSD, in a 2019 article in Medium.

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