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African American and Black Specific Mental Health and Trauma Resources (pdf)

Provided are a list of mental health resources, both national and UAB specific.

Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management

UAB is committed to maintaining a safe, secure, and healthy campus environment for all students, employees, and visitors. To that end, it is essential to identify warning signs of inappropriate behavior and intervene before a person can engage in violent activity toward themselves or others.

UAB CARES Suicide Prevention Initiative

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.

Commission on the Status of Women

The UAB Commission on the Status of Women is dedicated to promoting gender inclusion and equity by supporting and improving options and opportunities for women at every stage of their education and career.

Disability Support Services

DSS provides an accessible university experience through collaboration with UAB partners. These partnerships create a campus where individuals with disabilities have equal access to programs, activities, and opportunities by identifying and removing barriers, providing individualized services, and facilitating accommodations.

Employee Assistance & Counseling Center

UAB Employee Assistance & Counseling Center offers free, confidential support services for UAB Postdocs and members of their immediate household.

The Institute for Human Rights

The Institute for Human Rights at UAB serves as an internationally renowned platform for interdisciplinary interaction and collaboration for scholars, educators, students, practitioners, and activists to raise awareness, engage in education, foster research, and design initiatives for practical action and outreach resulting in the promotion and protection of human and civil rights locally, nationally, and globally.

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity is a defining feature of Birmingham's past, present, and future. At UAB, we are committed to capitalizing on what makes Birmingham and the University trailblazers in moving inclusion forward.

Safety Escort

The UAB Blazer Express Safety Escort provides late-night, on-demand van service for UAB students and employees 9:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. every day. UAB students and employees must present their UAB ID badge to be transported. Use the TapRide app or call 205-934-8772 to request a ride on campus.


Online simulation that lets you practice conversations with a virtual student, so you’ll know what to say in real life. You’ll learn how to determine when a friend needs help, how to talk with a friend who you’re worried about, and where you and your friend can turn to for help.

UAB BWELL Student Mental Health App

The UAB BWELL app, which is available in the Apple app store and at Google Play, encourages self-care habits and provides a plethora of useful mental health resources. Created in collaboration with UAB students, this app is a one-stop-shop for any and all of your mental health needs.

TAO: Therapy Assistance Online

TAO includes over 150 brief, effective, educational sessions covering over 50 common topics and skills related to mental health, wellness, and substance use issues. It also includes interactive sessions, mindfulness exercises, and practice tools, all aimed at helping you achieve your goals.

UAB Mental Health Ambassadors

Student Counseling Services offers students of all backgrounds, races, religious beliefs, sexual orientations, gender identities, abilities, ethnicities, and cultures a safe place to discuss and resolve issues that interfere with personal and academic goals. We recognize and honor the complex intersectionality of all aspects of a person’s identity and presenting concerns.

Mental Health and Professional Development Graduate Courses

These courses are offered each Fall semester;

  • HB 710/GRD 703: Mental Health Promotion and Professional Development (1 credit). Introductory course exposes students to mental health topics relevant to the graduate and postdoctoral level, while teaching skills for managing personal mental health as well as supporting others.
  • HB 711/GRD 703: Advanced Mental Health Promotion and Professional Development: Service Learning (2 credits). Advanced course with a service-learning requirement. Students gain hands on experience in thinking critically about evidence-based approaches, innovative service delivery models, and research-practice partnerships to improve dissemination and implementation.

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