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Mental Health Wellness

Learn about resources to support your mental well-being on campus, including counseling services, decompression and sensory spaces, substance use, and stress management. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, call or text the National Suicide Hotline at 988.

Campus Mental Health Support for Individuals

EKU Counseling Center

  • Use the Counseling Center when you are struggling with a mental health concern. This can include immediate difficulties that are making it hard to function socially, emotionally, or academically, or relate to challenges from your past that you are still struggling with. If you notice that you are having a harder time managing emotions or stress than usual, or experience major stressful events or traumatic events, please utilize our services.
  • Drop by Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. To do a same-day initial appointment, come in by 3:30 p.m.
  • Or call for an appointment at 859-622-1303.
  • For the full scope of Counseling Center services, visit their website.

EKU Psychology Clinic

  • The Psychology Clinic offers a wide range of both group and individual therapy services, as well as assessment services. The Psychology Clinic is open to children, adults, and families across the state of Kentucky including EKU faculty, staff, and students requesting assessment and/or those in need of extended services.
  • All currently enrolled EKU students must first complete an initial assessment through the EKU Counseling Center to receive a referral to the Psychology Clinic. Call 859-622-1303 for an initial assessment.

Wellness Rooms and Sensory Spaces

  • EKU Counseling Center Relaxation Room, Whitlock 567
  • Rowlett Building (coming soon!)
  • McCreary Building, room 219, El Centro’s Decompression Room

Campus Mental Health Support Workshops and Groups

Workshops through EKU Counseling Center

  • The Feel Better Fast workshops help with coping strategies, distress tolerance, time management, and more. For a full list, description, and schedule of these workshops, go to the Feel Better Fast webpage.
  • Peak Performance workshops assist with motivation, organizational skills, and anxiety. For more information, see the Zone of Wellness webpage.


Group Therapy

  • Group therapy helps students feel connected and validated when they share their concerns with others who have had similar experiences.
  • The EKU Counseling Center has group therapy for a wide variety of students, including grief support, disordered eating, relationships, family substance use concerns, and more. For a schedule and description of groups, go to the Group Therapy and Support Group webpage.

Maternal Mental Health

Substance Use

Student Wellness

521 Lancaster Avenue
CPO 53, Whitlock Building 347
Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: (859) 622-3436
Fax: (859) 622-2402