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September 20, 2021

MDHEWD partners with Show Me Hope and Department of Mental Health, creates “HappierU”
Collaborative effort aims to help college-age students with stress management and coping mechanisms


The Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development (MDHEWD) has partnered with the Show Me Hope Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) and the Missouri Department of Mental Health to create HappierU, a digital resource center that aims to promote mental health, primarily among college age students but would be beneficial to anyone wishing to use the resources.

HappierU features a series of videos, podcasts, and digital content, providing science-based advice, strategies, and coping mechanisms for stressful situations. 

While this initiative is targeted more toward college-age students, HappierU is available to anyone looking for ways to focus on becoming their happiest, healthiest self.

The program includes video exercises that can be accessed on demand and shared on any digital platform.

“Putting Missourians on a path to learn, work, and prosper means prioritizing mental health resources and making them easily accessible,” said Zora Mulligan, Missouri commissioner of higher education. “We are excited to launch this project knowing mental health is not only an important issue on college campuses, but across the state and nationwide.”

By accessing the HappierU content hub here, Happier U (wistia.com) individuals can view all of the latest content, subscribe for updates, and more. The content is free and available to everyone.

Anyone in a crisis or who needs to speak with a counselor can text MOSAFE to 741-741 or by dialing 1.800.985.5990. You’re not alone, there is help available.

About the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development: The department works to empower Missourians with the skills and education needed for success. More information about MDHEWD can be found at https://dhewd.mo.gov or on Facebook and Twitter @MoDHEWD.