Yesterday, a terrible act of violence on the UT Austin campus took the life of one student and injured several others. As a member of the UT Austin community, the Hogg Foundation is saddened by this tragedy and we extend our deepest condolences to the victims and their families.
As news of the attack spread on campus and across social media, so did fear, anxiety and sorrow. During a time of heightened tension and emotion, we want to encourage everyone affected to reach out and support each other, and seek the support you need for your own mental health.
The way in which one attends to their own mental health is often very personal and unique to what each individual is experiencing and needs to process such an event. There are many resources available, including your own friends and family, and a few services listed below.
We hope you take the time to care for yourself and those around you who are struggling with this news. Through our connections with each other, we become stronger and more resilient in the face of tragedy.
Mental Health Resources and Services
- UT Counseling and Mental Health Center is currently offering extended hours and also has a crisis line available 24/7: 512-471-2255.
- Behavior Concerns Advice Line is available 24/7 for concerns about UT students, staff or faculty: 512-232-5050.
- MentalHealthTx.org is a web portal for Texas residents who may have mental health related needs or who want to support someone who does.
- 2-1-1 Texas can provide information on mental health services, including crisis helplines, counseling, support groups and more.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline will connect you to a trained counselor at a crisis center in your area and is available 24/7: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).