A listing of websites, apps, and other online venues that provide access to mental health and/or substance abuse assistance.
MY SSP is a free service available to all MSU students, graduate students, international students, and international faculty and staff that offers confidential counseling services over your phone or computer 24/7/365. The service offers culturally relevant support in the language of the caller's choice. The support is immediate; all a user needs to do is to download the app onto their phone or click a link on their computer, and they can begin to talk with a professional licensed mental health provider within minutes. There are multiple options for connecting with a MY SSP counselor:
- Download the free MY SSP app on Google Play or iTunes
- Chat online at http://usmyissp.com
- Call 1-866-743-7732
- From outside North America, call 001.416.380.657
If you request a callback from a provider, you will need to have access to a US phone line. For more information about MY SSP, including links to printable brochures for your department or college, please visit https://caps.msu.edu/services/ISSP.html.
All MSU employees have access to Teladoc, a national network of U.S. board-certified physicians, pediatricians, and behavioral health providers that lets you resolve your routine medical and/or mental health concerns, on-demand 24/7, via phone or online video consultations from wherever you happen to be. Teladoc employs board-certified psychiatrists and licensed psychologists, social workers, & family/marriage therapists who are able to help with depression, anxiety, & stress, and work & family issues. This service is available to all MSU employees and their benefits eligible loved ones as well. For more information, please visit their site to set up your free account and explore the various option available.
BecomeAnEx Tobacco Cessation Program
A digital tobacco cessation program developed by Truth Initiative® in collaboration with Mayo Clinic, the EX Program combines evidence-based interventions with one of the longest-running active support networks for smokers and EXes. The program offers a personalized quit plan, a social community of support, and live chat coaching. The program is free, and is available to anyone who wants to quit using tobacco. Check it out here.