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K-State Today Student Edition

February 21, 2022

Keeping every Wildcat a Wellcat

Submitted by Thomas Lane

Dear K-State students, 

We hope your spring semester is off to a good start. New semesters are always full of promise, but this semester feels particularly exhausting as the K-State family continues to navigate our fifth semester within the shadow of the coronavirus. Your resilience is astounding as you have endured the many challenges of this pandemic. 

But we know those challenges can come at a cost, particularly when it comes to our mental health. We want every Wildcat to be a Wellcat, both physically and mentally. Your K-State family is here to help you and we want to make sure you all know of the many mental health and well-being resources available to K-State students. 

  • The YOU@KSU online platform is a comprehensive 24/7 well-being platform that is available for students, faculty and staff. The platform is personalized to the specific needs of each person, but maintains privacy and confidentiality. Students, faculty and staff can log in to you.k-state.edu with their eID and password through the K-State single sign-on service.  
  • Counseling and Psychological Services, or CAPS, is offering a re-envisioned care model to support the emotional well-being needs of students. CAPS offers workshops, group therapy, couple’s therapy and individual therapy. All CAPS visits are available at no additional charge. Learn more about Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Our new Morrison Family Center for Student Well-Being oversees all aspects of student well-being campuswide. This includes peer education groups that focus on student well-being, including WellCAT Ambassadors and Thrive Navigators
  • Our JED Campus initiative is a four-year partnership with the JED Foundation, which is a national organization dedicated to protecting the emotional health and preventing suicide in young adults. Through our JED Campus initiative, we continue to improve the way we address student emotional well-being concerns. 

Please take care of your well-being. You matter and you do not have to face these challenges alone — during this pandemic and when this pandemic is over. 


Thomas Lane
Vice president for student life