Student Counseling Center

Message of support to the AAPI Community

Our hearts are heavy at the Student Counseling Center as we sit in feelings of sadness and anger related to the murders of eight individuals in Atlanta yesterday, many of whom identified as Asian women. The SCC stands in solidarity with our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community who continue to face ongoing racialized violence, oppression and inequitable treatment that has heightened during the ongoing pandemic. Since the emergence of the pandemic, there has been scapegoating of the API community and an increase of incidents of xenophobia, microaggressions and racism toward Chinese and individuals of Asian descent in the United States and worldwide. Increased incidents of violence towards API community have further exposed long-standing systemic and institutional racism and oppression in our country. We stand against discrimination and violence in all forms.

We extend our support to students being impacted by this or any other concerns and encourage you to connect with the SCC for support. Any students who would like to meet with an SCC staff member for support today are invited to contact us at [email protected]. Our crisis line 972-UTD-TALK is also available to students 24/7.

The SCC is hosting a virtual Mental Health Summit on March 24th with the following workshops that focus on the AAPI community: Asian Mental Health from 1:30-2:30pm & PRIDE in South Asian Community from 2:40-3:40pm. For those interested in attending the summit, please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mental-health-summit-2021-tickets-145873655029

Resources:

Student Counseling Center (SCC) is OPEN remotely for mental health services

We want to support you in this time of stress and anxiety that can be caused by the evolving situation with COVID-19. The Student Counseling Center is currently working remotely and will continue to remain open.

Student Counseling Center’s Commitment to Anti-Racism

SCC Services Survey

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 911.

If you are in crisis and need to speak to a mental health professional, call UTD TALK (972)-883-8255.

Comet Chat

We are now offering 15-minute consultations with SCC mental health professionals. Please click HERE to learn more about Comet Chat.

New/Returning Clients

If you are interested in mental health services, you can email [email protected]. We will respond to your message within 1 business day.

The SCC provides mental health counseling and psychiatric services to currently enrolled students and does not offer academic advising/counseling. If you are interested in speaking to an academic advisor or have questions about registering for courses, you can find your advisor HERE

If you are currently not in the state of Texas and wanting mental health support, please utilize our new My Student Support Program (My SSP)!

Current SCC Psychiatry Clients

If you would like to schedule a psychiatric follow up appointment, have medication concerns/questions, or need refills on current prescriptions, please email psychiatry directly at [email protected].

How to prepare for a virtual session

  • Create a Microsoft Teams account utilizing your UTD netid and password
  • Ensure you have a working computer/phone and wi-fi (if needed)
  • Find a private and quiet space where you feel comfortable talking
  • Be available and ready to engage in session at your scheduled day/time

Additional resources

UTD Resources

Emotional Wellness & COVID-19

Latest COVID-19 Updates

Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 statewide mental health support line to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.This new resource offers COVID-19-related mental health support for all Texans. People can call the Statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week toll-free at 833-986-1919.

Please follow our social media with updates on future online workshops and updated resources.

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Mental Health Summit 2021

Click HERE for more information about Mental Health Summit 2021!

Students taking medication

If you are currently taking prescription medication, continue to take the medication as prescribed unless directed otherwise by your physician. If you are concerned about the quantity of your remaining supply, check the bottle which will usually specify how many refills are remaining, or you can contact the pharmacy to confirm if refills are available. If you will be needing refills, contact your physician's office at least several days (preferably longer) before you would otherwise run out, to allow them time to respond

Self care during campus closure

Take a walk outside, exercise by accessing a you tube channel or other social media

Communicate with others online or by phone, in person using social distancing

Keep a daily routine, Meals, classes, study time, relaxation time. Having a schedule helps us contain emotions and feel a sense of control.

Organize your space to feel more comfortable

Take up an activity that requires use of your body and mind, which can give you an emotional break: knitting, art, playing an instrument, etc.

Start a journal about what this experience is like for you. But be sure to end your daily entry with 3 good things about the day, however small, to help keep your spirits up.

Maintain perspective. While this is a HUGE event for all of us, remind yourself of what’s good in your life and what’s important: health, friends, being able to continue towards your degree, religion, and spirituality.

Access TAO (https://thepath.taoconnect.org/) for self help

Access Workshops (Student Counseling Center Youtube)

Comet Cast feat Dr. Kimberly Burdine (Destigmatizing Mental Health)

Download Thrive app at the App Store or Google Play for resiliency and self care tips

Services We Are Unable to Provide

  • Long-term therapy/treatment
  • Disability & ADD/ADHD assessments
  • Court mandated therapy
  • Welfare checks
  • Letters for emotional support animals

Mental Health Facilities

Dallas County

North Texas Behavioral Health Authority (NTBHA)

9441 LBJ Frwy, Suite 350
Dallas, TX 75243
Crisis Phone: 866-260-8000
Main Phone: 1-877-653-6363

Counties Served: Dallas, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro, Rockwall

Collin County

LifePath Systems

1515 Heritage Drive
McKinney, TX 75069
Crisis Phone: 1-877-422-5939
Main Phone: 1-877-422-5939

Counties Served: Collin