Do you have a question you’re curious to ask a mental health professional, but never had a way to do so? Are you looking for sage words on how to take care of your mental health on campus and bolster your skills to confidently deal with stress? Have you found yourself surprised at the difficulty of adjusting to the high expectations for students, or that college life is actually harder than you thought it would be?
In this monthly column in Student Health 101, Solid Gold Advice, Dr. Jessica (Jessi) Gold, M.D. M.S. will answer students’ questions about everything that has to do with mental health and stress/coping on campus. You’re also welcome to submit your own story of life “actually being hard” in college. Check out the intro to Solid Gold Advice in here, Letter from an Imposter.
Interested in submitting a question or story to Solid Gold Advice? Send an email to (). Only Dr. Gold will check this account. No identifying information will be used in the response.
NOTE: It is important that you do not share your private health information or anything urgent. This is not a form of health care and will only be checked a few times a week. Dr. Gold will not publish your name or any identifying information in her response.
Mental Health Resources
To seek mental health care on campus, visit habif.wustl.edu to set up an appointment. For a mental health emergency during business hours, please call 314-935-6695 and identify the situation as an emergency.
Anyone needing emergency care while the Habif Health and Wellness Center is closed should call campus police (if on campus) at 935-5555 or 911 if off campus and go to the nearest emergency room.
You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or reach out to the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741.