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Grief Support

If you have recently experienced a traumatic event, you may be feeling a number of emotions. You may feel sad, upset, afraid, angry or alone. You may have trouble concentrating, or feel overwhelmed by your emotions. All of these feelings are normal reactions. What’s important to remember at this difficult time is that there are steps you can take to seek support for yourself and find help.

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Student Support Resources

Individual Counseling

Student Counseling Center

The SVSU Counseling Center has expanded its hours and services and is available for students who would like to receive grief support. Individual appointments can be scheduled by calling (989) 964-7078 or by email at counselingservices@svsu.edu. Hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Child & Family Services of Sagina

Child & Family Services of Saginaw is offering free tele-health grief support for students so please call (989) 790-7500 and mention you are an SVSU student.

List Psychological

List Psychological is offering free grief support for students so please call (989) 790-3130 and mention you are an SVSU student.

Residential Students Support

You can reach an RA on duty Monday - Thursday 4:30 p.m. to 8 a.m., and Friday 4:30 p.m. to Monday 8 a.m.
  • FYS/MJB: (989) 964-2988
  • LCS/LCSW: (989) 964-2986
  • UVE/UVW: (989) 964-2984
  • PG: (989) 964-2985

You can reach out to your RD as well:

Text Support Available

Faculty from SVSU’s Department of Social Work and Youth Services are available for text support to students. Text support will be available from licensed social work therapists.

Cathy Macomber (989) 295-1894
Chris Fike (989) 207-3055
Kim Johnson (678) 477-6823
Lucy Mercier (810) 845-7015
Matt Mitchell (989) 598-4560
Teresa Beadlescomb (734) 489-1025

Additional Resources

MI Hope Portal

MI Hope Portal, powered by 211 Northeast Michigan, is a web-based resource, connecting the Great Lakes Bay Region to the help they need.
https://www.mihopeportal.com

Crisis Text Line

Text BELONG to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor. Free 24/7 support at your fingertips.
https://www.crisistextline.org

University of Michigan Psychiatry Resources for COVID-19

This information has been developed by faculty members with extensive expertise in many of the issues affecting you and your families during this critical “stay at home” period.
https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/psychiatry/michigan-psychiatry-resources-covid-19

University of Michigan Depression Center Toolkit

The Toolkit provides information, tools, support, and resources to guide you through your mental health journey.
https://www.depressioncenter.org/depression-toolkit


Employee Support Resources

Employee Assistance Program

(800) 854-1446
(24 hours a day, 365 days a year)
www.unum.com/lifebalance

Resources available online or unlimited phone support with a representative is confidential and available 24/7. Licensed Professional Counselors can help with:

  • Stress, depression, anxiety
  • Relationship issues, divorce
  • Job stress, work conflicts
  • Family and parenting problems
  • Anger, grief and loss

Additional Resources

MI Hope Portal

MI Hope Portal, powered by 211 Northeast Michigan, is a web-based resource, connecting the Great Lakes Bay Region to the help they need.
https://www.mihopeportal.com

Crisis Text Line

Text BELONG to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor. Free 24/7 support at your fingertips.
https://www.crisistextline.org

University of Michigan Psychiatry Resources for COVID-19

This information has been developed by faculty members with extensive expertise in many of the issues affecting you and your families during this critical “stay at home” period.
https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/psychiatry/michigan-psychiatry-resources-covid-19

University of Michigan Depression Center Toolkit

The Toolkit provides information, tools, support, and resources to guide you through your mental health journey.
https://www.depressioncenter.org/depression-toolkit

Downloadable Resources

CONTACT US.


SVSU Student Counseling Center

counselingservices@svsu.edu
(989) 964-7078

Saginaw County Community Mental Health Authority
24-Hour Crisis Hotline

(989) 792-9732

Employee & Student Assistance Program


(800) 854-1446