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Faculty and Staff Mental Health and Wellness Resources 

 

Started Conversations CMHCTaking Care of You - Put on your oxygen mask — EAP, the Employee Assistance Program, is here to support you as a faculty or staff member, as are other resources.

- The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 

- Find what is available through Living Well programs and other offerings from HealthPoint Wellness 

- Explore 24/7 Support through Blue Cross/Blue Shield, such as MDLive

Behavior Concerns Advice Line (BCAL) - Worried about a student in your class or someone else here at UT? Do you have concerns but are not sure what to do? Contact BCAL.

Staff & Faculty Guidebook - This guide provides resource information and tools for conversations with students in distress. 

Mental Health Conversation for Faculty & Staff - Mental Health Conversations is a simulation platform that allows faculty, staff and students to practice having important and life-saving conversations with individuals who are experiencing distress and/or suicidal ideation.

Texas Well-Being - Here to promote well-being in UT learning environments, providing a variety of strategies, tools and resources from which to pick and choose. 

Menu of Wellness Activities - Activities a faculty member can use to support their students’ wellness within a course.

 

What else? For questions or to invite someone to visit with you or a group about student mental health, please contact Assistant Dean Anneke Chy.

Student Mental Health and Well-Being

Started Conversations CMHC

Mental, physical and emotional wellness is of paramount importance. 

  • Need help now? MySSP offers free, 24/7 confidential and real-time virtual counseling via chat and phone. 

  • Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC) - provides counseling, psychiatric, consultation, and prevention services that facilitate students' academic and life goals and enhance their personal growth and well-being.

  • CARE Counselors – Offer short-term counseling and mental health consultation, workshops and outreach, and assistance in connecting to resources on and off campus in an accessible academic setting.
    • CNS has CARE counselors you may contact with concerns or to schedule an appointment:
      Nic Dahlberg at (512) 232-9247
      Damaris Rodriguez at (512) 471-7162
    • The CARE counselor office is W.C. Hogg 2.224

  • Non-Academic Counselors – Different from mental health counselors, the CNS Non-Academic Counselors help students navigate when life events and academics collide. Be sure to speak with them at the beginning of the crisis if possible to start the documentation trail if it's needed. Call the WCH Advising desk at (512) 471-4536 to set up an appointment, or talk to your academic advisor.

  • The Longhorn SHARE Project (Support, Healing, Active listening, Reciprocity, Empowerment) is a mental health and social connection-focused peer support program under the Longhorn Wellness Center. They offer a range of non-clinical, non-hierarchical, comfortable spaces for UT students with shared lived experiences or identities to experience mutual support, growth, vulnerability, and genuine connection. 'SHARE Support Specialists’ are certified in Mental Health First Aid with a semester+ of training in active listening, motivational interviewing, group facilitation, and more. Visit bit.ly/LonghornSHARE to get connected!
  • CMHC Crisis Line is available 24/7 at 512-471-2255

  • CMHC Groups, Classes, & Workshops – Free groups, classes, and workshops that facilitate self-improvement and the alleviation of suffering. Topics: tobacco cessation, mindful eating, coping with anxiety, dissertation support and more.

  • MindBody Labs – Learn how to improve your emotional and physical health with relaxation techniques, meditation, guided imagery and more.

The mental health and well-being of our students is a priority for us in the College of Natural Sciences. Navigate below to find resources to support our students and our entire college.  

 

For students, resources to support your mental, physical and emotional wellness are of paramount importance for health in your personal life and your academic life.

 

 

For faculty and staff, you can find resources to support our students, as well as strategies to support you as you support others.

 

 

The CNS Student Mental Health Task Force brings together a cross-section of students, staff, and faculty to examine student mental health concerns and experiences, and identify college priorities to better support our students facing such concerns. For questions or more information, please contact Assistant Dean Anneke Chy.

Fall 2022 Registration Information

When contacting departments you must include your UT EID, name, course and unique numbers.

During the first through fourth class days attempt to add classes or get on the waitlists via the online registration system.

On the 5th class day, the waitlists will no longer be active and the late add process will begin.

Please keep in mind that the late add process does not guarantee a seat in the course; it is another opportunity for students to potentially be added if a seat becomes available.

To add courses that are not offered in the CNS departments below, search for the department website offering the course and follow their instructions. 

1st class day 8/22/22
4th class day 8/25/22
12th class day 9/7/22