Mental Health Resources

SHS Mental Health Resources – No Appointment Required!

If you have anxiety, are feeling stressed or depressed, or you need help coping with other concerns, Student Health Services has a number of resources to assist you that don’t necessarily require making an appointment with a mental health counselor.

Let’s Talk at OISS

Let’s Talk provides students with easy access to free, brief, confidential consultations with MHS counselors as they hold walk-in hours at selected sites on campus. These sessions can help provide insight, solutions, and information about other resources (including the other resources listed in this article).

Let’s Talk might be a good place for you to start if you feel the need to talk someone about any of the following types of issues:

  • Navigating campus life in the U.S.,
  • The diverse cultures on campus you’re witnessing,
  • Ways to manage stress inherent in your academic or personal life,
  • Communication styles between you and your friends/colleagues,
  • How to keep your experiences at Wash U positive,
  • Any other questions you might have!

This semester, Let’s Talk is available at OISS every Friday afternoon (except Holidays, finals and semester breaks) from 1:30- 3:00 pm. Just look for the big Let’s Talk poster by the stairs at OISS, to sign in. It is first come, first served, and no appointments neededLet’s Talk consultations generally last 15-20 minutes.

Let’s Talk at OISS
Day:    Fridays
Time:  1:30 to 3:00pm
Where:   Stix International House (sign in by Let’s Talk poster by the stairs)
More information (including other times and locations on campus): https://shs.wustl.edu/Pages/letstalk.aspx

CHAT Group for International Graduate Students

Creating Healthy Actions Together (CHAT) is a support group for international graduate students to meet, discuss, and learn ways of coping with the typical stresses and problems they may be experiencing.

The group meets weekly and is led by experienced group facilitators. Meetings cover relevant topics for international graduate students, including:

  • Understanding and adjusting to cultural differences
  • Creating and maintaining meaningful relationships
  • De-stressing when under pressure
  • Managing time and energy
  • Many other topics relevant to international graduate students

CHAT meets in the Small Meeting Room at the Liberman Graduate Center in the Danforth University Center (DUC) from 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The group will meet every Wednesday throughout the fall semester.

Creating Healthy Actions Together (CHAT)
Day:    Wednesdays
Time:  10:15 to 11:30am
Where:  Small Meeting Room- Liberman Graduate Center in the Danforth University Center (DUC)
More information: Contact Ciloue Stewart, ciloue.c.stewart@wustl.edu

TAO (Therapist Assisted Online)

TAO is an interactive, web-based program that provides strategies to help overcome anxiety, depression and other common concerns.  Weekly exercises take approximately 30-40 minutes to complete and can be done on a smart phone, tablet, or computer at a time of your convenience. Each week, you will watch engaging videos, complete exercises, and meet with a counselor in person or via private, secure, videoconferencing for a 20-30 minute consultation.

If you are not interested in counseling appointments, TAO also has a self-help version which you can sign up for at TAO’s Self-help website using your Wash U email address.

Therapist Assisted Online (TAO)
Day/Time/Place: Available online 24/7 via phone, tablet, computer
More information: https://shs.wustl.edu/MentalHealth/Pages/TAO.aspx