Supporting a UO Student
Together we can create a community of care. If you know a student who is struggling and aren't sure how to help, we can offer advice, support, and interventions with a phone consultation.
The Counseling Center provides phone consultation to faculty, staff, family, friends or others with concerns about UO students. Our therapists can suggest ways to approach options and resources available to students, and help identify next steps. Additionally, phone consultation is a good way to learn about services the Counseling Center offers and how to proceed if you would like to start therapy or join a therapy group at the Counseling Center. To schedule a consultation, call our main office line and ask to speak with a therapist. Your consultation will be scheduled as soon as possible.
While many consultations about students may be kept confidential, there are times when University policy or state and federal statutes require Counseling Center staff to disclose information to other university officials. For more information about confidentiality, see our confidentiality policy.
Schedule a phone consultation
There are many other ways to support a UO student in need. Family members, professors, supervisors, and peers are often in a position to encourage someone to connect to resources on campus. If you're looking for ways to talk about mental health, suggestions for a struggling student, or information on dealing with specific mental health concerns, the pages linked below can help guide you.