Supporting your mental health at the UO

May 28, 2020

Dear University of Oregon students,

I hope this message finds you well and safe. I wanted to take a moment in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month to both acknowledge the stress and anxiety you have experienced due to the coronavirus and share a number of resources available to you throughout your time as UO students.

This has been a spring term unlike any other. We have all faced challenges that we could not have imagined only a couple of months ago. Throughout all of it, I have been inspired by your resilience and determination. As we continue to navigate this changing situation, please stay connected with our community and take advantage of these resources for support:

  • In-person drop-in and other counseling services.
  • Teletherapy services (i.e., videoconferencing).
  • Consultation with case managers to help students figure out how to find mental health support in your area.
  • After-hours support/crisis phone line (541-346-3227) to speak with a mental health professional when the Counseling Center is closed.
  • The University Counseling Center’s Self-Care Kit and Mental Health Resources during COVID-19.
  • Kognito is an online interactive conversation simulation that can help you learn how to have effective conversations to support your peers and their mental health.
  • The Be Well Blog and Duck Tails podcast feature a variety of resources related to mental health and other wellness topics.

Our University Counseling Center also has a team of dedicated staff members, many of whom can provide identity-based support. Please reach out to them to find support and connect with resources now, and when we are all able to be back safely on campus.


Michael H. Schill
President and Professor of Law