Free Mental Health Resources Available to UK Students

Election Mental Health Resources

Taking care of yourself—and taking care of each other—is important right now. We encourage members of our community to take advantage of the many mental health resources UK has to offer specifically surrounding the election.

 

UK Counseling Center

If you are experiencing a personal crisis, students can schedule an appointment online or call to speak to a clinician, Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

If you need to talk with a clinician after business hours or on the weekend, you can call 859-257-8701, select option #1, and you will be connected to a mental health clinician. 

 

Let's Talk

Let's Talk is a program that provides easy access to informal, confidential conversations with clinicians from the UK Counseling Center. Let's Talk is available by Zoom, Mon-Fri. We also have a drop-in group for election anxiety on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. There is no appointment or fee necessary.

 

UK Behavioral Health Services

University Health Service recognizes the unique stress and pressures a college student faces. Whether students need continued care for an existing psychological condition, additional support or guidance with new or unexpected psychological concerns, or have an acute need for psychiatric care – our behavioral health team can help. Students can make an appointment to see a board certified psychiatrist by calling (859) 323-APPT or by scheduling online though MyUK. These services are covered by the health fee that full time students pay through tuition.

 

Nutrition Counseling

A registered dietitian sees patients for one-on-one nutrition counseling for the following: eating disorders or disordered eating concerns; referral from clinician (University Health Service, UK Behavioral Health, UK Counseling Center or outside clinician); known medical condition (IBS/GI concerns; and high cholesterol, high blood pressure, blood sugar concerns, food allergies/intolerances. 

 

Health and Wellness Coaching

A health and wellness coach is an ally who helps students become active participants in achieving their self-identified health goals. 

 

Stressbusters Wellness App

The UK version of this app is free for all students and provides strategies to help students manage stress, as well as connecting them with campus partners. On the app, students can earn rewards like phone chargers, dining cards and more.  It is available for Android and IPhone users.

 

Wellbeing Workshops 

A variety of drop-in workshops are offered by the Counseling Center and are being held virtually to help you be a healthier you. All UK students are welcome to attend these workshops. No appointment is necessary.

 

Koru Mindfulness Meditation

This program involves a four-week mindfulness training that has been proven to reduce stress, reduce depression and anxiety, increase one's ability to sleep, as well as increase self-compassion. This is a free program.

 

Group Counseling

The Counseling Center offers both support groups and group therapy, including the Anxiety ACTion Group, Understanding Self and Others (USO), and Wise Minds Group. 

 

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is an opportunity to talk with a counselor about anything you choose and to work on particular issues the two of you have defined. A session may last up 50 minutes, and frequency is determined by individual needs.

 

Mental Health Screenings

Screenings are available at no cost for UK students. You can enter the main UKCC website and take a brief anonymous screening that will provide feedback on concerns such as anxiety, eating and body image, alcohol and other substance use, depression, mood instability, and trauma.

 

Relaxation Station

This free walk-in service s available to all Johnson Center members during regular operating hours. Participants can enjoy the free massage chair or connect with a wellness staff member to use the HeartMath Inner Balance App.

 

WellKentucky

This program is a campus‐wide network of wellness professionals committed to assessing and addressing the health and well-being needs of students at the University of Kentucky.

 

LGBTQ Center

The LGBTQ* Center is UK's central hub for accessing information, groups and services related to diverse sexual orientations and gender identities.

 

Office of Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice

The Office of Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice exists to provide support and advocacy for any student, staff or faculty member impacted by bias, hatred and/or an act of identity-based violence. 

 

Center for Support and Intervention

The Center for Support and Intervention's (CSI) paramount concern is maintaining the safety of all members of the UK community. The CSI team members provide guidance to the CSI staff on students of high concern. 

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 1-800-273-TALK (8225)

 

Crisis Text Line

Text "Go" or "Start" to 741-741. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.