Student Counseling Services

STUDENT COUNSELING SERVICES COVID-19 UPDATE:

Student Counseling Services strongly encourages all students to take steps to protect themselves.  If you are experiencing feelings of anxiety or stress related to the coronavirus, know that there are resources and services to help you manage your concerns. Visit CDC-COVID-19 for more information. Please visit UNA- COVID-19 for updated information about the University’s response to the coronavirus. 

  • The University of North Alabama is committed to serving the campus community and we are here for you! To reach a member of our team, please call 256-765-5215, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • Student Counseling Services have counselors on-site who are available for students who are presenting with emergent needs during regular business hours. We ask that students call 256-765-5215 for a phone assessment and screening prior to visiting the office. 
  • Student Counseling Services is now offering confidential Tele-Mental Health sessions via HIPPA compliant ZOOM Healthcare as our first line of service to students. Call our office to set up an appointment!
  • If this is an EMERGENCY after hours, call University Police by dialing 911 or go to the nearest emergency room for assistance.
  • Take care of yourself!!! For virtual coping strategies and inspirations please see additional resources listed below and follow us on Instagram @una_scs and Twitter @unastudentcoun1

Additional Resources for Students:

SCS Information Video

Emotional-Support Help Line:  1-866-342-6892

Free access to specially trained mental health specialists to support people who may be experiencing anxiety or stress following the recent developments around COVID-19.  Provided by Optum, the toll-free help line number, 866-342-6892, will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for as long as necessary. The service is free of charge and open to anyone.

Mental Health Hotlines  

  • Crisis Text Line – free, 24/7, confidential text message      service for those in crisis – text HOME to 741741 www.crisistextline.org
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255
  • Transgender Crisis Hotline: (877) 656-8860
  • LGBTQ+ Hotline: (866) 488-7386
  • Graduate Student Help Line (800) 472-3457
  • Veterans Help Line: (800) 273-8255

 Emotional Health Care during COVID-19

 Helpful Apps for Students

Student Counseling Services offers support services for UNA students to help in the development of coping skills to manage problems that may be affecting their health, well-being, and/or academic performance. 

All students who have paid tuition are eligible to utilize Student Counseling Services

Counselors are available for assessment of needs/problems, short-term counseling, group presentations, crisis intervention, and facilitation of referrals for students. Faculty, staff, or parents who are concerned about a student should call 256-765-5215 for consultation with a counselor or to arrange a referral appointment.

Participation is confidential and voluntary