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 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)

The university provides a confidential, independent Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to all employees and members of their immediate household (even those students away at school). The services offer assistance with counseling, work-life issues, and resource identification. The EAP offers up to six free sessions with a master’s-level counselor with whom employees can talk about their emotional, stress-related, relationship or family concerns in person or over the phone.

You may reach LifeMatters by calling 1-800-634-6433 or through their website. Use password: MU1.

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

See more resources on the HR EAP site

Mental Health Resources

Available through EAP

See above for details about services offered

Available to all employees and members of their immediate household

To access, go to LifeMatters, password MU1

  • Click "Connect With Us"
  • Choose from a virtual visit through BetterHelp or schedule a face-to-face or virtual session with a local provider

Available through Teladoc

Available if on one of Marquette's medical plans

To access:

  1. On the web - Go to Teladoc and log in or set up account
    • On the home page, choose "Mental Health"
    • Click "Request a Visit"
    • Continue through the prompts to choose a provider and appointment time (can filter providers and appointments by issue, name, date and more)
  2. Mobile app - Download the app and click "Activate Account"
  3. Call Teladoc - 1-800-Teladoc (1-800-835-2362)
    • Teladoc can help you register your account over the phone

Available through Tria Health

Available if on one of Marquette's medical plans

To access, schedule an appointment at this link


Available through UMR (Marquette's medical insurance provider)

Available if on one of Marquette's medical plans

To access:

  1. Call UMR's Plan Advisors at 1-800-207-3172
  2. Go to UMR
    • Click "Find a provider"
    • Click "UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus Network"
    • Select "Behavioral health directory"
    • Click "Employer or Individual Plans"
    • Here, you can search for a specific provider, service, place, or condition
      • You can see if a provider is accepting new patients, their network status, and reviews
      • Two blue hearts next to the provider means that they are a Premium Care Physician and meet the UnitedHealthcare Premium program quality and cost-efficient care criteria


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.

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

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


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."


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