We appreciate the unique position that faculty and staff are in as they interact with students.

While at UAH, students will be faced with a great many personal, academic, and social stressors. At times, many students may experience these challenges as overwhelming and unmanageable. This distress can negatively impact a student's academic performance and lead to disruptive behaviors in and out of the classroom.  As a faculty or staff member, you may be one of the first to recognize when a student is in distress. Expressing your interest or concern in a student's well-being can be critical in helping him/her get needed assistance.

We are available to consult with faculty and staff, campus groups and organizations, administrative offices, or others who may be concerned about issues affecting the personal and academic well-being of students. We can assist with student crises, help to assess a difficult situation, facilitate interventions, identify resources, and make referrals where appropriate.

We are happy to meet with faculty and staff for consultations regarding any personal issues that may arise and will provide guidance and referrals as appropriate. We encourage everyone to use our services as needed.

Suggested Syllabus Statement

Interested instructors can include the following statement in their syllabi to help connect their students to our services:

As a student you may experience a range of issues that can cause barriers to learning, such as strained relationships, increased anxiety, alcohol/drug problems, feeling down, difficulty concentrating and/or lack of motivation. These mental health concerns or stressful events may lead to diminished academic performance or reduce a student’s ability to participate in daily activities.

The University of Alabama in Huntsville offers services to assist you with addressing these and other concerns you may be experiencing. If you or someone you know are suffering from any of the aforementioned conditions, you can learn more about the broad range of confidential mental health services available on campus via the Department of Student Affairs located under the Health and Wellness - UAH Counseling Center by visiting The UAH Counseling Center; located in the Executive Plaza Complex, Building 200 - Suite 208; or by calling 256.824.6203.

24 hour emergency help is also available through the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1.800.273.TALK or at suicidepreventionlifeline.org or a student who lives on-campus can reach out to the UAH PD dispatch to contact an on-call counselor by calling 256.824.6596. If you find yourself in a mental health emergency, call 6911 on-campus or 911 off-campus.

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