Our mission is to help you succeed and together we can make your transition to UT a smooth and successful one!
Welcome to the UT family! You are joining a vibrant academic community that will play a large part in launching you into your future. This experience will be like nothing you've done before. To help you stay emotionally fit and increase your chances of success, here are a few tips:
If you have experienced mental health or emotional concerns - such as depression, anxiety, an eating disorder, substance abuse or dependence, etc. - it's important for you to take some extra steps now in preparing to come to UT. You might need to establish a relationship with a new counselor. You might need to discuss with your doctor whether s/he can continue to prescribe any medication you might take, or whether you need to find a new doctor in Austin. To help figure out what you need, a good place to start is talking with those who know you best, such as family, friends, counselors, and doctors. Planning for this now will help you more successfully navigate the stressors of college life.
To help you with this planning, CMHC has counselors available throughout the summer M-F from 8-5 to talk with you about how you can access the resources or support you might need in your particular situation. Simply call (512) 475-7110 to connect with a counselor who can discuss your situation with you. The important thing is to plan ahead to ensure that you are adequately supported, and have a backup plan in case your needs change. Set yourself up for success!
To learn more about supporting your health and well-being while at UT, check out the Counseling and Mental Health Center's (CMHC) website. Poke around to learn more about common student concerns such as stress, perfectionism, sleep, and dating. Get informed about the services we offer at CMHC, including individual, group, crisis, and telephone counseling.
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