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Student Mental Health Resources

The following is a list of on and off campus mental health resources for UT students.

Program Description Available Virtually
Counseling and Mental Health Center Serves UT’s diverse campus community by providing high quality, innovative and culturally informed mental health programs and services that enhance and support students’ well-being, academic and life goals. Yes
Counseling and Mental Health Center Crisis Line for students Provides telephone crisis support for UT students. Telephone
512-471-CALL (2255)
Counseling and Mental Health Center groups and workshops, including COVID-specific support groups Groups and workshops facilitated by licensed mental health professionals. Yes
BCCAL – Behavior Concerns and COVID-19 Advice Line Contact the Behavioral Concerns Advice Line (BCAL) at 512-232-5050 to express concerns about UT faculty, staff, students, and visitors. BCAL is available 24/7 and callers can choose to be anonymous. Telephone or report online
BASICS/CASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students & Cannabis Screening and Intervention for College Students) Intervention tool for students who want to examine their drinking or cannabis behavior. Yes
Be That One suicide prevention and mental health promotion program Offers workshops and events to promote mental health and teach sucide prevention best practices. Yes
BeVocal Provides trainings to faculty, staff and students to encourage intervention in potentially high-risk situations including students in distress. Yes
Center for Students in Recovery supportive virtual groups and activities Ongoing supportive meetings and groups for students in recovery. Yes
Crisis Text Line Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis. Yes
Online Resilience Program Consists of four modules presented in audio form, accompanied by Flash animation and short interactive quizzes to promote learning. At the end of each session, participants can print a PDF file that includes a short assignment, reading materials that summarize the module, and a list of suggested books to read. The program is free. Yes
Healthyhorns text program 13,000+ subscribers; send health and wellness messages via text. Yes
NAMI Central Texas Provides free mental health classes, support groups and resources for individuals living with a mental health condition and for the family, spouses, parents, siblings, and friends who love and support them. Yes
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Tel. 800-273-8255
Operation Naloxone (ON) ON is an interprofessional collaboration from faculty and students at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, and Texas Overdose Naloxone Initiative. Provides overdose prevention and response education to health professionals and the public to combat the opioid crisis using harm reduction strategies. Yes
Recovery Ally Trainings This training is designed to reduce stigma toward people with substance use disorders or who are in recovery, and to increase awareness about the millions of individuals living in healthy recovery across the country. You can help make campus a more recovery-friendly place. Yes
Recreational Sports Recreational Sports continues to offer ways for the campus community to stay physcially active through a variety of activities, programs and services. Virtual offerings also available. Yes
Resources for mental health and COVID-19 compiled by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health This is a webpage maintained by the Hogg Foundation with links to various mental health resources. Categories include General, Children and Youth, Older Adults, Caregivers, Immediate Response, Clinicians, Webinars & Events. Many of the resources are available virtually.
SHIFT Resources during COVID-19 Regardless of if a student is drinking or using substances more or less than before, the resources and articles featured here might aim to assist re: substance use adjustments or coping. Yes
Student Emergency Services Helps students and their families during difficult or emergency situations. Assistance includes outreach, advocacy, intervention, support, and referrals to relevant campus and community resources. Check website
Student Ombuds Assists students in navigating interpersonal and group conflicts, communication coaching, and university related concerns. Yes
Thrive at UT Free phone app to support student mental health. Yes
Trans Lifeline Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis - for the trans community, by the trans community. Yes
Trevor Project & Lifeline The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth. Yes
University Health Services UHS provides medical care and patient education to students at The University of Texas at Austin. Yes
UT Outpost Provides food assistance to UT Austin students. Check website for current services.
Voices Against Violence prevention programs Offers workshops and discussions about healthy relationships and consent. Yes
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