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Counseling and Mental Health Center Crisis Line

512-471-CALL (2255)
(UT Students Only - available every day of the year including holidays)


CMHC Crisis Line is a confidential service of CMHC that offers an opportunity for UT-Austin students to talk with trained counselors about urgent concerns. A counselor is available every day of the year, including holidays. You can call us when you want, at your convenience. Our telephone counselors will spend time addressing your immediate concerns. Our telephone counselors also have specific training in responding to crisis situations.

Common Reasons Students Call

  • You want help with an immediate personal crisis.
  • You are thinking about suicide.
  • You are feeling distressed.
  • You are in therapy or waiting to see a therapist, but need to talk with someone now.

Concerns About Others

If you have concerns about a student, faculty, or staff member in the UT-Austin community, contact the 24-hour Behavior Concerns Advice Line (BCAL) at 512-232-5050. The BCAL line was developed by UT-Austin in order to provide a central resource for those who are concerned about an individual and are not sure how to help them.



We're here for you.    We recognize that many UT students are being impacted by historical and recent events. The CMHC holds firm to the university’s values and commitment to diversity and inclusion. Our staff are here to help students navigate through these times. Click here to learn about our resources.


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