Michigan State University has partnered with ThrivingCampus, an online platform that makes it easier to connect with off-campus mental health providers and well-being services.
The platform, which serves as a directory of area providers, is free to use and is accessible at msu.thrivingcampus.com. ThrivingCampus is open to MSU students, employees, retirees and their minor children. People in the greater East Lansing area can also take advantage of the platform.
Mark Patishnock, director of MSU’s Counseling and Psychiatric Services, or CAPS, department, said the partnership reflects MSU’s commitment to connect students and employees with the most appropriate available care.
“ThrivingCampus makes it easier for the MSU community to connect with a provider that can meet their unique needs,” Patishnock said. “Providers can indicate their clinical specializations, spoken languages, identities, treatment approaches and more so that people looking for services can filter care options according to their preferences.”
More than 125 providers and group practices in the East Lansing area have joined ThrivingCampus so far. In addition to mental health providers, MSU is working with well-being service providers, such as nutritionists, wellness coaches and others to join the platform.
“Ultimately, we want the MSU community to be able to access services that can help them live their healthiest lives,” said David Weismantel, university physician and executive director of Student Health and Wellness. “There are a number of wellness resources on campus for students, like wellness coaching, nutrition education, alcohol and other drug education, mental health services and more. And as part of the East Lansing community, we are proud to offer ThrivingCampus to help people connect with professional support for their well-being.”
Michael Baker, ThrivingCampus CEO, said providers listed on the platform can also indicate whether they offer telehealth sessions and if they’re seeing clients in person.
“We’ve all had to adapt to changes in how we seek and receive care recently, and we’re grateful to work with MSU to give their community the flexibility to seek care in the format and spaces that best serve each individual’s needs,” Baker said.
To learn more about MSU’s partnership with ThrivingCampus, visit studenthealth.msu.edu/partners.