Mental Health Resources

The UT Austin Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC) provides support for students.

A crisis line is available 24/7 at 512-471-2255.


CMHC offers short-term individual counseling, group therapy and resources for common student concerns. They also offer resources for help finding outside therapy.  For more information or an appointment call 512-471-3515.


MDLive Virtual Visits:  MDLive is an app constructed for virtual visits with doctors anytime, anywhere 24/7 for non-emergency medical and behavioral issues including Primary care, pediatrics, emergency medicine, and family medicine, therapists, psychiatrists, and licensed counselors.  MDLive is available to UT Austin employees with BlueCross BlueShield of Texas health insurance and students with the AcademicBlue student health insurance plan.  For more information visit

Leave policy: If a graduate student is experiencing significant health or personal issues that pose a barrier to meeting the demands of the program, University policy allows a student to take unpaid leave for up to 12 months. However, the INS desires to offer our students guidance and support to enable them to remain active in the graduate program. Any student that feels they must consider taking leave is encouraged to contact the INS graduate advisors, Marie Monfils or Nicholas Priebe to confidentially discuss their situation