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USD offers 24/7 mental health hotline


The University of South Dakota joined over one hundred schools that work with Christie Campus Health. The organization is focused on addressing the mental well-being of campus communities, specifically students.

USD students now have access to a 24/7 mental health support line. Licensed clinical professionals with CCH answer the calls.

“Our hope is that students will know and feel that between what is available to them on campus as well as that, newly initiated 24/7 Clinical Support Line from Christie Campus Health, that their school is prioritizing their mental health,” said Kaitlin Gallo, Chief Clinical Officer with CCH. “And there is really always somewhere for them to turn when they need support for things big and small.”

Students can access information about the support line through the campus counseling center.

Zadya Abbott (she/her/hers) is a senior at the University of South Dakota studying Media and Journalism with a minor in Women and Gender Sexuality Studies. She is native to the southeastern corner of South Dakota. Zadya regards the journalism profession as one of noble service meant to objectively provide the public with information of interest.