The Counseling Center helps students achieve academic success and personal growth through quality brief counseling and psychological services, outreach, and consultative services, and the training of mental health professionals.

Students know the Counseling Center for its outstanding counseling services and counseling resources, as well as innovative programs including Stress Free Daze, which provides an opportunity for students to reduce their stress before finals week each semester.

The Counseling Center also offers information on how faculty, staff, parents, and others can support their students, specific information on helping students in crisis, along with further information on self help.

*Suicide Awareness Week: October 7 – 13

The Annual Suicide Awareness Week, sponsored by the Counseling Center, is coming October 7th through 13th. A number of events will be sponsored during the week, including QPR gatekeeper training sessions, a Crucial Conversation session entitled “Suicide Awareness and Prevention: a Focus on Hope and Resilience”, a screening of “Every Brilliant Thing”, and other featured events.  The week will culminate in the 10th Annual Tuscaloosa Out of the Darkness Community Walk, which will take place on Sunday, October 13, in the Ferguson Center Plaza. Registration for the walk will begin at 1 p.m. and the walk will begin at 2 p.m.  You can register for the walk here: 10th Annual Tuscaloosa Out of the Darkness Community Walk.  Further information about Suicide Awareness Week events will be announced soon.

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Need Help Now?

Come to 3000 South Lawn Office Building (1101 Jackson Avenue) or call 205-348-3863 during operating hours, or call the UA Police Department at 205-348-5454 and ask to speak with the on-call counselor when the center is closed. You may also text BAMA to 741-741 to text with a trained volunteer.
Tide Against Suicide

Tide Against Suicide

Tide Against Suicide is a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention at the University of Alabama. We imagine a non-judgmental place where suicide is talked about openly, and a community that rallies behind each other wherever they are on their journey.
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Free Online Self-Help

Go to a free online self-help module for UA students. Find help for topics such as anxiety, interpersonal relationships, depression, pain management, and substance use. Use your Crimson email account to log in.