Student Affairs understands the profound impact that unaddressed mental health needs can have on students’ academic success. In light of this, the University of Utah provides a wide range of mental health resources, including counseling, support programs and workshops, to support students’ well-being. However, navigating these options can be challenging, especially for new students. To simplify their search for the right support, Student Affairs has enhanced its Student Mental Health Resources webpage, making it easier for students to access mental health support.
“We recognize how overwhelming and confusing it can be to navigate a large institution like the University of Utah,” said Sherrá Watkins, associate vice president for Student Health & Wellness. “Figuring out how to access mental health resources should not be an added burden to our students. Our resource list is meant to streamline options, connect students and guide them to additional resources if needed.”
The webpage features various offices within Student Affairs including the University Counseling Center, which offers individual, group and couples counseling, crisis appointments and low-cost psychiatric medication management. Additionally, the Women’s Resource Center clinical staff utilizes a feminist multicultural framework to provide individual counseling, support groups and training programs to support students of all genders.
For on-demand assistance, students can access free, confidential counseling through the TELUS Health Student Support App (formerly My SSP app). This online platform allows students to call or text licensed counselors from their cellphones at any time. State licensing regulations often restrict counselors to clients within their licensed state. This has made it challenging for students interning out of state or returning home for the summer outside of Utah to connect with University of Utah counselors. With the TELUS Health Student Support app, students can virtually connect with a counselor from any location.
Students who prefer a self-guided approach can utilize the You@Utah to explore their strengths, manage stress, set goals, enhance happiness and well-being and access campus resources. This online platform is designed to help students improve their well-being and achieve success by offering resources tailored to their individual needs and goals.
Visit the Student Mental Health Resources webpage to learn more about additional resources available to all students. For immediate crisis support, call the Huntsman Mental Health Institute Crisis Line at 801-587-3000. If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs emergency support, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.