Help Lines

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Call 906-482-4357 or 800-562-7622. Text 35NEEDS or 906-356-3337. Chat online at

National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline:

Call or text 988

Pathways Community Mental Health:

Call 888-728-4929

Marquette County Crisis Line:

Call 888-728-4929

Veteran’s Crisis Line:

Call 800-273-8255 and press 1. Text 838 255. Chat online at


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Wellness Walks/Hikes

There are three Wellness walks that are planned for the summer:

Wednesday, June 14th - 4:15 PM; Morgan Falls (located on 553 before Marquette Mountain). The hike is three miles, mainly on a dirt road followed by a short but steep hike down to the falls. Participants can meet outside of Cohodas Hall (Lot 13) at 4:15 PM for the hike.

Thursday, July 20th - 4:15 PM; Sugarloaf Mountain. Participants can meet at the Services building (Lot 22) at 4:15PM.

Wednesday, August 9th - 4:15PM; Wetmore Landing. Participants can meet at the Services building (Lot 22) at 4:15PM.

Student & Employee Resources


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Student Resources

Mental health and wellbeing resources for students can be found here.


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Employee Resources

Mental health and wellbeing resources for employees can be found here.

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Jennifer Gorton

"Find a healthy work-school-life balance, develop positive self-care, and reach out if you need to talk. You are not alone."

Jennifer Gorton

Licensed Professional Counselor and Assistant Professor at NMU

Additional 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.

Campus Reports

Summaries, reports and overviews of campus mental health resources and other facilities are located here:


NMU Healthy Minds 2021 Survey

NMU 2022 Haveman Report

JED Campus Executive Summary 

Wellbeing Staff

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.  

Abigail Wyche