COVID-19 Updates

UO Counseling Services has adapted most of our services for health and safety of our staff and students. We will be updating our website regularly with new information on changes to our operations so check back often, or call our office at 541-346-3227. Find the most up-to-date information on accessing our services on the COVID-19 Services page.

Mental Health Services

 

We work with UO students, faculty, and staff—as well as other universities—to support students in need through training and outreach.

If you are thinking about suicide, call the Counseling Services After-Hours Support and Crisis Line at 541-346-3227 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) now. Or text "OREGON" to 741-741.

Kognito

Kognito is a web-based, interactive role-play simulation for faculty, staff, and students that builds awareness, knowledge, and skills about mental health and suicide prevention, and prepares users to lead real-life conversations with students or peers that build resilience, strengthen relationships and connect them with support. The training is 40-45 minutes. 

 Learn more about Kognito

Suicide Prevention Team

The Suicide Prevention Team is an interdisciplinary group that meets monthly to explore ways to enhance suicide prevention on campus. This group also provides suicide prevention trainings through UO Professional Development every term, as well as trainings open to all faculty, staff, and GEs by request.

If you are interested in joining the Suicide Prevention Team, please send an e-mail to the Suicide Prevention Team Coordinator at marikol@uoregon.edu.

 

Student Suicide Prevention Team

The Student Suicide Prevention Team (SSPT) is a student group that works together to advocate for mental health and suicide prevention by encouraging understanding, awareness, and action. SSPT also provides regular peer-to-peer education trainings to recognize suicide risk and protective factors, warning signs, how to respond and refer appropriately, provide campus and community resources, and promote self-care. 

If you have questions about SSPT, please send an e-mail to the Suicide Prevention Team Coordinator at marikol@uoregon.edu.

 

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

ASIST is a two-day, two-trainer, workshop designed for members of all caregiving groups. Family, friends, and other community members may be the first to talk with a person at risk, but have little or no training. ASIST can also provide those in formal helping roles with professional development to ensure that they are prepared to provide suicide first aid help as part of the care they provide.

The emphasis is on teaching how to help a person at risk stay safe, and encourage them to seek further help as needed. The course is highly participatory, and includes mini-lectures, facilitated discussions, group simulations, and role plays.

 

Oregon College and University Suicide Prevention Project

The Oregon College and University Suicide Prevention Project (OCUSPP) is a joint effort by colleges and universities in Oregon to reduce suicide risk on our campuses. The consortium grew out of collaboration supported by the three-year Garrett Lee Smith federal grant in 2005. In 2008, we sought and obtained funding from member institutions to continue our work. We promote best practices in suicide prevention and help member campuses enhance their prevention efforts through consultation, collaboration, and trainings.  We advocate for policies and procedures that will make our campuses safer. The UO has provided directorship and administrative support since the consortium began.

Oct 26
Let's (Tele)Talk - LatinX/Undocumented Students3:00 p.m.

Meet with Counseling Services Eric Garcia, who specializes in working with LatinX and undocumented students, for Let’s Talk on Tuesdays, 3-5PM. Let’s Talk is a service...
October 19–December 7

Meet with Counseling Services Eric Garcia, who specializes in working with LatinX and undocumented students, for Let’s Talk on Tuesdays, 3-5PM. Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential one-on-one consultation with a University Counseling Services staff member. See our website for six additional Let’s Talk days/times offered throughout the week.

Let’s Talk is especially helpful for students who:


Have a specific concern and would like to consult with someone about it.
Would like on-the-spot consultation rather than ongoing counseling.
Would like to consult with a UCS staff member about what actual therapy looks like.
Would like to meet with one of our UCS identity-based specialists.
Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like some ideas about what to do.


How does Let’s (Tele)Talk work?

While typically offered in various campus locations, Let’s (Tele)Talk will be offered via Zoom. As a drop-in service, there is no need to schedule an appointment and no paperwork to be completed. Students are seen individually on a first-come, first-served basis at the times listed below. There may be a wait in the Zoom waiting room if the Let’s (Tele)Talk staff member is meeting with another student. Please wait and we will be with you as soon as we can. Let’s Talk appointments are brief (usually between 15-30 minutes) and are meant to be used on an as-needed basis. 

Oct 27
Let's (Tele)Talk - Graduate Students4:00 p.m.

Meet with Counseling Services Colleen McCarthy, who specializes in working with graduate students, for Let’s Talk on Wednesdays 4-6PM. Let’s Talk is a service that...
October 20–December 8

Meet with Counseling Services Colleen McCarthy, who specializes in working with graduate students, for Let’s Talk on Wednesdays 4-6PM. Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential one-on-one consultation with a University Counseling Services staff member. See our website for six additional Let’s Talk days/times offered throughout the week.

Let’s Talk is especially helpful for students who:


Have a specific concern and would like to consult with someone about it.
Would like on-the-spot consultation rather than ongoing counseling.
Would like to consult with a UCS staff member about what actual therapy looks like.
Would like to meet with one of our UCS identity-based specialists.
Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like some ideas about what to do.


How does Let’s (Tele)Talk work?

While typically offered in various campus locations, Let’s (Tele)Talk will be offered via Zoom. As a drop-in service, there is no need to schedule an appointment and no paperwork to be completed. Students are seen individually on a first-come, first-served basis at the times listed below. There may be a wait in the Zoom waiting room if the Let’s (Tele)Talk staff member is meeting with another student. Please wait and we will be with you as soon as we can. Let’s Talk appointments are brief (usually between 15-30 minutes) and are meant to be used on an as-needed basis. 

Oct 28
Let's (Tele)Talk - Thursday 4-6PM4:00 p.m.

Meet with a Counseling Services staff member for Let’s Talk on Thursdays 4-6PM. Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential...
October 14–December 9

Meet with a Counseling Services staff member for Let’s Talk on Thursdays 4-6PM. Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential one-on-one consultation with a University Counseling Services staff member. See our website for six additional Let’s Talk days/times offered throughout the week.

Let’s Talk is especially helpful for students who:


Have a specific concern and would like to consult with someone about it.
Would like on-the-spot consultation rather than ongoing counseling.
Would like to consult with a UCS staff member about what actual therapy looks like.
Would like to meet with one of our UCS identity-based specialists.
Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like some ideas about what to do.


How does Let’s (Tele)Talk work?

While typically offered in various campus locations, Let’s (Tele)Talk will be offered via Zoom. As a drop-in service, there is no need to schedule an appointment and no paperwork to be completed. Students are seen individually on a first-come, first-served basis at the times listed below. There may be a wait in the Zoom waiting room if the Let’s (Tele)Talk staff member is meeting with another student. Please wait and we will be with you as soon as we can. Let’s Talk appointments are brief (usually between 15-30 minutes) and are meant to be used on an as-needed basis.