Mental Health

According to the World Health Organization, "Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." Mental health is important at every life stage. It encompasses our emotional, behavioral and psychological well-being—how we feel, act and think. It determines how we handle stress, make choices, and contribute to our family and community.

The University is committed to supporting the mental health and well-being of you and your loved ones. We offer a range of resources, from education to support, to help everyone live healthy, fulfilling lives.

Services & Resources

Find Care
Find Mental Health Professionals

Find trained and skilled mental health professionals, clinics, support groups, and public services providing care.

Employee Assistance Program
Employee Assistance Program

Learn about mental health symptoms, resources, and treatments on the EAP website.
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Virtual Therapist

Use TalkSpace—online messaging therapy—to connect confidentially with a professional therapist. 15% discount for University employees.

Self-care app
Self-care App

Diffuse stress, anxiety, and depression through on-demand coaching techniques. Premium services are free to UHC members.

Wellness Coaching
Wellness Coaching

Call a UHC wellness coach free of charge for one-on-one advice and recommendations: 

Emotional Well-being Programs
Emotional Well-being Programs

Check out the University's Office of Work/Life well-being resources and programs focused on emotional health and stress relief. 

Sleep and How to Improve It
Sleep and How to Improve It

Sufficient sleep is a known factor in good health and well-being. Discover paths to good sleep. 

Self-Help Videos

Coping in Uncertain Times

Coping in Uncertain Times

Avoiding Emotional Fatigue

Avoiding Emotional Fatigue

Our Experience of Grief and Loss During COVID-19

Experiencing Grief and Loss


Crisis: 1-800-273-8255

Call if you feel you are a threat to yourself or someone else.

Suicide: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Call if you are feeling in despair. There is someone to hear you.

EAP: 888-673-1153 (TTY: 711)

Call the 24-hour Hotline for confidential counseling and referrals.

Notice: This website does not provide mental health diagnosis nor treatment. If you are in crisis, call 911 or the emergency hotlines above. For ongoing mental health care, contact a therapist or make an appointment with a clinical psychiatrist.