Call 906-482-4357 or 800-562-7622. Text 35NEEDS or 906-356-3337. Chat online at dialhelp.org.
National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline:
Call or text 988
Pathways Community Mental Health:
Marquette County Crisis Line:
Veteran’s Crisis Line:
Call 800-273-8255 and press 1. Text 838 255. Chat online at veteranscrisisline.net
Student & Employee Resources
New Integrated Health and Wellness Center
The new integrated Health and Wellness Center will impact the entire campus community by providing a central location for health services for students, faculty, staff and retirees. It has a direct impact on student success through improved access to physical and mental health services and provides opportunities for experiential learning for health-related academic programs. It will be located near the residence halls and Northern Lights Dining off of Lincoln Avenue.
Below are images of the digital mock-ups.
Abigail Kauffman Wyche, PhD, MSW
Special Advisor for Campus Wellbeing
Abigail is a social worker specializing in policy, planning, and administration, having earned her BSW, MSW, and Ph.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Before joining NMU in 2012, she’d held several positions leading systems-level change and promoting holistic wellbeing. Her work included serving as Coordinator of the City of Richmond’s first Child Advocacy Center, which relies on a multi-disciplinary, trauma-informed approach to the investigation of child abuse; and, as Executive Director of a Virginia-wide emergency foster care agency.
In 2014, Abigail became the Head of the Social Work Department at NMU, transitioning the BSW Program into an independent academic department, and establishing the only accredited MSW program in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Abigail has been a member of the President’s Committee on Gender and Sexuality, and is currently the co-chair of the President’s Committee on Diversity. She’s been a member of the Board of Directors at the Women’s Center of Marquette and Alger Counties for the last six years, including two as Board President.