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


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: 

Humanitarian Crises Resources

Reactions to a Humanitarian Crisis

Grief, Coping, and Resiliency Program: Go to the LifeMatters website and use the password MU1. Click on the Grief, Coping, and Resiliency Program tile. 

  • On this site, there are resources, webinars, and self-guided programs related to developing resilience, moving forward after loss, and connecting with others.

Coping Tips for Traumatic Events and Disasters

Talking to Children About a Humanitarian Crisis

Handle with Care: Supporting Young People During Crises

How to Talk with Your Children About Conflict and War: 8 Tips to Support and Comfort Your Children

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.

Cultivating Happiness

Mental Wellness

Learning to Forgive

Personal Energy Rituals

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