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Student Affairs supports student mental health

Returning to school is exciting for many students, but it can also evoke other emotions like stress and sadness for others. Student Affairs is fully committed to supporting student success and well-being by offering a variety of mental health resources. These services, which range from personalized counseling to specialized programs, ensure that students have the opportunity to explore different options and personalize their mental health support based on their individual needs.

Visit the Student Mental Health Resources webpage to learn more about additional resources available to all students. For immediate crisis support, call the Huntman Mental Health Institution 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.

University Counseling Center

The University Counseling Center (UCC) offers individual, group, and couples counseling, crisis appointments, and low-cost psychiatric medication management. These services help students address existing issues, prevent potential problems, and develop skills to enrich their lives. UCC also operates a Crisis Line available Monday to Thursday from 8 am to 6 pm and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students can call the Crisis Line at 801-581-6826.

Women’s Resource Center

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. 

Basic Needs Collective

The Basic Needs Collective is a coordinated resource referral hub that aims to reduce stress and increase capacity building. Basic Needs Collective educates about and connects students to campus and community resources to help students meet their own basic needs.

Center for Campus Wellness

The Center for Campus Wellness (CCW) hosts workshops and trainings for students and offers one-on-one sessions with wellness coaches. Within the CCW are specialized programs including the Victim Survivor Advocacy which offers confidential support for individuals who’ve experienced interpersonal violence, and Recovery at the U which provides a safe, nurturing space for students seeking recovery from substance use.

Mental Health First Responders (MH1)

The Mental Health First Responders (MH1) provides free, mobile after-hours crisis support for students living in Housing and Residential Education (HRE) units. MH1 connects students with licensed mental health crisis workers who offer follow-up services, ongoing support, and referrals to healthcare providers and mental health services. This service is available virtually and on-site, 7 days a week from 4 p.m to 2 am.

Center for Disability & Access

The Center for Disability and Access (CDA) ensures that students with disabilities, including mental and psychological disabilities, have equal opportunities for success at the U. The CDA evaluates disability documentation, determines eligibility, and implements reasonable accommodations as guided by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and university policy.

Student Health Center

The Student Health Center offers primary health care and access to licensed mental health providers who can prescribe medication and make referrals to specialists if needed. Virtual visits through Teledoc, are free for students on the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), or $40 for uninsured students. Students not enrolled in the SHIP should check with their insurance carrier before making an appointment.

Campus Recreation Services

Regular exercise is linked to improved mental health and is an effective stress reliever. The Campus Recreation Services, located at the George S. Eccles Student Life Center, offers amenities such as pools, a running track, climbing walls, a fitness center, sports courts and fitness studios.