ThrivingCampus is a web-based application that gives students, faculty, staff, and the community access to a nationwide network of off-campus mental health providers.

Montana Western’s goal is to make it easier to access off-campus mental health care in the community, across the state of Montana, and across state lines, including telehealth options.

UMW’s on-campus and online counseling services for students are always available, year-round, but access to this comprehensive mental-health care providers listing is an easy-to-use tool to explore what other counseling options may be available and the specialties of hundreds of providers currently accepting new patients. Community providers can also list their practices on the ThrivingCampus website.

Visit the ThrivingCampus website to learn more and view the providers directory:


Kognito is an online training tool centered around mental health and suicide prevention. Kognito’s Mental Health At-Risk Training was developed to bring awareness to mental health issues that college students may face, and to give students, faculty, and staff practical strategies for responding when they recognize students in distress and to respond with appropriate support.

To access the Kognito site for Montana Western, go to:

The “enrollment” keys that faculty/staff and students will use are: Faculty and Staff: westernfaculty, Students: westernstudent.

Once your account is created, you can explore the site and try out the simulation scenarios. After completing the training, participants receive a printable certificate.

Students who complete this training earn 600 paw print points!


All students, staff, and faculty are invited to login to the new online platform, YOU@UMWesterna 24/7, anonymous online well-being platform. This is a space for users to check in with themselves, set goals, and explore personalized resources created specifically for the University of Montana Western.

Users can create a completely confidential account with their campus credentials and begin exploring the portal. A few of the things that YOU can help with include: tips to adjust to distance and in-person learning, coping with stress and anxiety in a changing world, and maintaining and growing social connections.

New content is being added to YOU on a weekly basis to help support all members of the Bulldog Community. Visit ( to create an account.


There are an estimated ten thousand mental health apps available today, offering a range of possibilities from connection with a clinician to symptom monitoring. Apps can be useful in care, but it’s important to be cautious about choosing a suitable app.

Visit to explore possible mental health applications.

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Attention Deficit Disorder Association

ADDitude Magazine

Anxiety Anxiety in College Students

Anxiety and Depression Association of America 

Mental Health America 

National Alliance on Mental Illness 

National Institute of Mental Health: Anxiety Disorders 

Eating Disorders

Academy for Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders Coalition 

National Alliance for Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorders Association


Active Minds

Grief and Loss

Coalition to Support Grieving Students


Interpersonal Violence

Esperanza United


National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline

The Red Flag Campaign 


U.S. Department of Education Supporting Transgender Youth in School

CenterLink: The Community of LGBTQ Centers

Upromise: LGBTQ+ Resources for College Students


The Trevor Project

CDC: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health

Trans Lifeline

Montana Transgender Name Change Guide

Sexual Assault and Victimization

Futures Without Violence

National Center for Victims of Crime

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network 


Sleep Foundation

Sleep Education


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention Lifeline 

Thinking about Suicide?

The Jed Foundation

Suicide Prevention Resource Center