Mental Health & Wellness Resources

UAB Student Health

UAB Student Health

The UAB Student Health website includes information on- 

  • Hours and location
  • Health emergencies
  • Medical clearance & required vaccinations
  • Counseling
  • Insurance & waivers
Disability Support

Disability Support

Disability Support Services website includes information on- 

  • Application for services
  • Documentation
  • Assistive technologies
  • Faculty & staff resources

UAB Cares

UAB cares deeply about the overall health and wellbeing of our entire campus community. In an effort to reach those in need, UAB has established the UAB CARES Suicide Prevention Initiative as a result from our leadership’s charge to be an effective resource for all. UAB President Ray Watts, Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost Pam Benoit, and Vice President of Student Affairs John Jones have developed a comprehensive and coordinated suicide prevention strategy for the UAB enterprise. No matter who you are in the UAB community, remember that you matter, and you are important. UAB is here and there is help available today.


Kognito's At Risk Training

Feedback from undergrads, grad students, postdocs and faculty at UAB indicates that stress, anxiety and mental health concerns are increasing across campus. To address these concerns, in part, UAB has subscribed to Kognito's At Risk training, an online interactive simulation platform that includes interactive role-play conversations to support student mental health and wellness. This training is designed for faculty, staff and students with learning objectives that include:

  • increase knowledge and awareness of mental health and suicide
  • identify the warning signs of psychological distress
  • build skills to lead conversations with students in distress

Each training module requires between 30 – 45 min to complete; modules are available on-demand 24/7 with unlimited free access for the UAB community.

Access Instructions

  • Follow the prompts and enter the appropriate enrollment key;
  • Create a new account by selecting “Click Here” above the email and password fields.
  • Using a compatible browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, navigate to the Kognito site.
    • Faculty/Staff: uabfas
    • Students: uabus
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to access the simulations page. 
  • Select the desired simulation tile and click "Launch" to begin the simulation.

Graduate Faculty Council on Student Mental Wellness

The UAB Graduate School and UAB Counseling Services provide training through the Graduate Faculty Council on Student Mental Wellness. The council values the total well-being of the student, including academic, mental health, social and physical health. For more information and to register for upcoming events, visit the Center for Teaching and Learning website

The Graduate Faculty Council on Student Mental Wellness works to: 

    • Ensure that faculty are knowledgeable and competent in supporting student well-being 
    • Create policy and programs that support students in accessing supports on and off campus
    • Provide resources and support to students around mental health concerns
    • Stay apprised of current issues, trends and concerns of UAB graduate students related to well-being