Mental Health Matters
Developing habits that support good mental health care is essential to not only success at UB but also the ability to live and maintain a fulfilled life. The added demands from academic studies on top of everyday life responsibilities often require learning new ways to manage the pressures while maintaining good self-care.
We encourage UB students to take advantage of the following resources available to help them manage their mental health needs and proactively develop the habits that will help them reach their academic and life goals.
- Counseling and Mental Health Services through INOVA : The university has partnered with an external company, INOVA, to offer 24/7/365 access to a licensed mental health professional to our students. Students and their family members are eligible for up to five individual, confidential sessions free of charge.
- Mental Health Emergencies: Provides guidance in responding to a situation where there is mental health emergency that calls into question the imminent health, safety and welfare of an individual(s).
- Mental Health Resources: Provides contact information for local and national mental health resources that provide services for a variety of concerns.
- How you can help: Provides a guide to recognizing signs that someone may be in need of help, how to make a referral to the university for more significant concerns, and where you can go to learn more about identifying and supporting individuals who may be struggling with mental health issues.