The YouMatter MUS campaign is to raise awareness about student mental health and to promote resources available to MUS students and employees to address mental health and wellness needs.

YouMatter MUS was born out of work from the MUS Suicide Prevnetion & Mental Health Task Force aimed at addressing and responding to increased mental health needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, MUS institutions saw that students with mental health needs were both more challenging to identify and were also more difficult to reach due to the remote and altered environments necessitated by the pandemic. 

In response to these challenges, the Office of the Commissioner collaborated with the MUS Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Task Force to provide supports to students and employees that are available remotely. These supports include a mental health and wellness app, an online referral platform, and a virtual mental health literacy and suicide prevention training. 

To get involved and help raise awareness, follow this effort with #YouMatterMUS

*For Montana mental health providers: Are you a licensed mental health provider in the state of Montana who works with college students? We'd love to give our students and student support staff easy access to your information so that students in need of mental health care can reach out to you. List your practice for free here on the ThrivingCampus website, and your profile will be shared with students and staff across the Montana University System.