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Student Counseling Services is serving students remotely during the limited business model period while we are closed to in-person appointments. Visit our Distance Counseling Appointments page for information about our Distance Counseling Appointments.

  • If you are a current SCS client with a scheduled appointment in the next 2 weeks, your counselor has reached out to you by phone and/or patient portal. If you need to communicate with your counselor or cancel a scheduled appointment, use your patient portal.
  • Students requesting assistance may call our main line at 205-934-5816 and leave a message and we will return your call within 1 business day.

TAO Self Help

Free web and app-based online counseling resource for UAB students. Support and resources for resiliency, stress management, depression, anxiety, mindfulness, recovery support, and more. Enroll with UAB email and password.

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Distance Counseling Resources

Links to resources for telemental health counseling, phone and text support, and crisis support

Click here for handout: Distance Counseling and Hotline Supports

Mental Health Apps

Numerous mental health apps exist to support and encourage positive mental health practices. Many of these are free and available for download on your device

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Managing Stress and Anxiety during COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created this resource related to mental health and coping during COVID-19.

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Crisis and Emergency

In the case of a mental health emergency, students should call 911 or contact the emergency department.

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Emotional Support Help Line for COVID-19


Free access to specially trained mental health specialists to support people experiencing anxiety or stress around COVID-19.