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Student Well-being

The GSBS is committed to supporting the health and well-being of our students. Graduate school can be stressful. Life can be stressful. We believe that taking care of yourself is essential for thriving in graduate school. In addition to the resources below, please don’t hesitate to contact the Dean’s office with questions or concerns. Your well-being is a priority, and we're here to help you succeed both academically and personally.

If you are experiencing sadness, depression, and/or anxiety, know that you’re not alone. Talk to others you trust; do not isolate yourself. Seek out support and companionship from friends, family, or community/religious groups. If your daily life is negatively affected, seek out help and utilize counseling services available to you.

Please watch out for your fellow community members as well. If you think someone is struggling or know that they’re not showing up for class or lab, reach out to them to let them know you care. Don’t be afraid to ask, “what’s wrong?” and remind them they are not alone. You may also reach out to the Dean’s office to alert us that you are concerned about the well-being of a GSBS student.

Emergency Crisis Lines

  • 713-500-4688 (IMUT): Available 24 hours a day.
    • Confidential counseling and mental health care
    • Already covered by your student services fee
  • 988: National Suicide and Crisis Hotline (3-digit dialing)
  • National Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 74141

UTHealth Houston Student Health and Counseling is here to help you.

  • Confidential counseling and mental health care
  • For an appointment: 713-500-5171
  • For help after hours: 713-500-5173
  • UTHealth Houston 24/7 Crisis Hotline: 713-500-4688 (IMUT). or 713-500-4688
  • Urgent appointments available upon request
  • Student Health and Counseling Wellness Blog

All students have access to Therapy Assistance Online (TAO Connect) by logging in using their UTHealth Houston credentials. Use TAO Connect to learn various coping skills and techniques at your own pace or supplement what you’re learning in therapy.

The resources below are also available through the university insurance plans.

  • For students who have purchased Student Health Insurance Plans through Auxiliary Enterprises:
  • For students who hold a Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) and have Employee Health Insurance through MD Anderson or UTHealth Houston:
    • Headway Behavioral Health provides personalized matching support to help select the best mental health provider:
    • MDLIVE provides virtual appointments with physicians and behavior health professionals: MDLive Login

Students holding GRAs may also take advantage of Employee Assistance Programs at UTHealth Houston and MD Anderson.

Additional resources: For financial education and counseling resources see UTHealth Financial Literary