My Emotional Health

Life is filled with change and uncertainty. The responsibilities and demands on our time can be overwhelming. It happens to all of us. Marquette University offers many free resources for employees and family members seeking care for emotional issues. Click on one of the links below to learn more about each program.

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Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)

Marquette University provides a confidential, independent Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through Advocate Aurora. These services include assistance with counseling, work-life issues, and resource identification. The EAP services are provided by Marquette University and are available upon hire to all employees and members of their immediate household at no cost to you. Counselors are available 24/7; you may call them at (800) 236-3231.

The EAP offers up to six free sessions per situation or episode with a master’s-level counselor with whom employees can talk about their emotional, stress-related, relationship, or family or work concerns in person or over the phone.

Call for assistance with:

  • Referrals to Mental/Behavioral Health Services within the community
  • Workplace Concerns
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Alcohol or Drug Abuse
  • Parent/Child Problems
  • Financial Pressures
  • Legal Consultation
  • Difficulty with School/Peers
  • Elder Care/Child Care
  • Balancing Work & Family

Calling the Advocate Aurora EAP can be the first step toward taking charge of a situation that is affecting your health and well-being.


The Marquette University Counseling Center has partnered with SilverCloud to offer virtual mental health resources to the Marquette community. Through this new partnership, the tool is free and available to all Marquette faculty and staff. 

SilverCloud is an online platform offering self-guided programs for anxiety, depression, stress and resilience. Based on cognitive behavioral therapy principles, the self-guided programs are available anytime, on any device. 

Sign up for SilverCloud using your Marquette email address

Dealing with COVID-19 

Marquette University's instruction and operations will continue to follow our campus  Recovery Plan, recognizing that our operating context has evolved over the course of the pandemic. As a result, the temporary process that was put into place for requesting alternative work arrangements has been updated as follows:  

  • Employees seeking new or continued temporary alternative work arrangements due to their own medical conditions relating to COVID-19 will need to complete ADA paperwork.
  • Other non-medical scheduling requests may be directed to your supervisor.
  • Student employees and GA’s/TA’s/RA’s please request accommodations through the following link with the Office of Disability Services

COVID-19 Temporary Alternative Work Arrangement Request Form 

ADA Form 

IMPORTANT: Do not complete the form on your internet browser. Save and complete the forms on your computer.

Marquette will continue to comply with state, city and university guidelines and will update this information accordingly.

For more details related to reapplying, please click here.

For any questions about this process or the documentation, please contact Human Resources at or 414-288-7305.

Mindfulness Meditation

Meditation Defined:

The Mayo Clinic states that meditation is a type of mind-body complementary medicine. Our minds are usually filled with thoughts of experiences in the past, or our worries and anxieties about the future - all of which can increase our stress. Meditation is a very natural way of releasing stress and bringing the mind to the present moment.

Benefits of Meditation:

Benefits of meditation include improved clarity of mind, increased focus and concentration, enhanced physical and emotional well-being and increased energy to meet your goals.

Where To Go On Campus:

  • Campus Ministry - Interfaith Meditation Space, AMU 233: The Interfaith Meditation Space is open daily for individual prayer and meditation. The room is accessible during the regular building hours of the Alumni Memorial Union: Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 11:45 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. The room may also be reserved for groups for one-time or regular spiritual reflection and ritual. Contact Campus Ministry to learn more. Stop by AMU 236 or call (414) 288-6873.
  • Marquette Wellness - Mindfulness Meditation Classes: Marquette Wellness offers free Mindfulness Meditation sessions. Three, 8-week sessions are offered throughout the year and classes take place in the Interfaith Meditation Space in AMU 233

 Additional Mindful Resources: 

Additional Resources

Raynor Memorial Library Consumer Health: Stress Resources

Teledoc Talk to a doctor, therapist, or medical expert by phone or video.

Healthy Minds Program – free app   Translating pioneering neuroscience into tools for everyday life, our unique framework guides you through the four pillars (Awareness, Connection, Insight and Purpose) of the science of training the mind.

Take a Break With These Meditation Resources | CUPA-HR (


Emotional Health Video Series from Dr. Saunders

Part One describes a framework for human functioning, as well as mental health, mental health issues, and the stigma surrounding mental health problems.

Part Two describes self-care practices for emotional health.

Part Three desscribes helping others, including an in-depth discussion about "having helpful conversations."