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974-HELP is a 24 hour, seven day a week number that serves to support students in crisis and as a referral resource for students, faculty, staff, and parents who have a concern about the safety and well-being of a student.

974-HELP is answered by a case manager at the Center for Health Education and Wellness from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

The Student Counseling Center has begun to sponsor an after-hours crisis line service available to all students. The after-hours crisis line utilizes the same 974-HELP referral number that has been familiar to students, faculty, and staff for years.

After 5 p.m., on weekends, and days on which the university is closed, the referral line is answered by the mental health professional. Previously, the after-hours line was answered by the UT Police Department.

The mental health professional will provide confidential crisis support to student callers; gather information from those who have a concern about a student; or connect callers to campus and community resources.

If a student’s behavior is an imminent threat to themselves or others, call 911 immediately.

If you have questions, contact Laura Bryant, director of the Center for Health Education and Wellness, or Paul McAnear, director of the Student Counseling Center.