Our goal is to provide resources that support the wellbeing of all students. From wellbeing resources, to suicide prevention, recovery resources, and more, our team is focused on education about all eight dimensions of wellbeing.

Wellbeing Resources

Wellbeing as an optimal and dynamic state that allows people to achieve their full potential. UTSA provides resources to promote student wellbeing with a focus on the entire educational experience.


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Preventative Sexual Health and LGBTQIA+ Resources

Proper sexual health information is essential for maintaining optimal wellbeing. No matter what your information level is at, we strive to provide medically accurate information from sources you can trust.

Contraceptive Information

Dating/Domestic Violence Resources

Family Violence Prevention Services

Suicide Prevention Resources

Recognizing the warning signs of suicide and learning how to approach someone about a suicide-related crisis can make all the difference in someone’s life, and in fact, save someone’s life. This article outlines the warning signs for suicide, and how you can support someone who is experiencing distress.

Recognize the Warning Signs:

Tier 1: These warnings signs indicate that action must be taken immediately.
Someone threatening to hurt or kill themselves.

  • Some talking or writing about death, dying, or suicide, if out of the ordinary.

Tier 2: These warning signs are sometimes not as urgent as Tier 1 warning signs but can still be dangerous as they are often overlooked when the proper attention is not given.
Emotions such as:

  • Hopelessness
  • Isolation
  • Feeling like a burden
  • Indicating that they do not have a desire to live or continue living by making statements such as:
  • “I wish it were all over.”
  • “I don’t want to wake up anymore.”

Asking someone if they are thinking about suicide:

Be Direct:

  • Use the word suicide, killing yourself when asking the question.
  • Ask in a way that requires a yes or no answer.

Example: “Are you thinking about killing yourself?”

How can I help?

There are many ways you can help us combat suicide on campus. By receiving educational training and resources you can become a suicide prevention gatekeeper and help connect individuals undergoing a suicide crisis with Wellbeing Services. 

If you or someone you know is currently experiencing a crisis you can call 210-458-4140

Faculty and Staff Resources

Information for Referring a Student to Counseling

If you become aware that a student is having personal or family problems (for example, depressed mood, anxiety, recent loss), it is often useful to ask the student, “Are you talking with anyone about this?”

If you feel that the student would benefit from a counseling referral, it is usually best to express your concern and recommendation directly to the student and allow the student to make their own decision. “You should consider talking to a counselor about this. Did you know that UTSA offer counseling services to students?” Give the student our telephone number and encourage them to contact us by phone to get started.

If a student has emergency concerns and needs help immediately, offer to call counseling at 210-458-4142 while the student is present or walk the student over to the office (RWC 1.500). Examples of emergency concerns are:

  • I am concerned about the student being able to stay safe or keep themselves safe.
  • The student has a plan to kill or harm themselves.
  • The student reports an attempt to end their life in the last two weeks.
  • I am afraid the student might physically hurt someone else.
  • The student hears or sees things others do not.
  • If the risk of harm to themselves or others is imminent, or if you feel threatened, please contact UTSA Police at 210-4911.

If you call counseling on behalf of a student, identify yourself and explain to the receptionist that you are assisting a student in obtaining services. Be sure to let the receptionist know if it is a crisis or emergency situation.

Client confidentiality prohibits us from providing you with information about a student you have referred, but it is always appropriate for you to check back with the student to see whether he or she followed through on your recommendation.

Recovery Resources

12-Step Recovery

Other Recovery Support Meetings

Substance Use Treatment Resources

Detoxification: Center for Health Care Services- For an EMERGENCY, call our 24-Hour Crisis & Substance Abuse Helpline :(210) 223-SAFE (7233)

SAMSHA Behavioral Health Treatment Locator

Residential Treatment

Most Residential treatment centers listed below offer detoxification services

Veterans Resources

  • Military One Source
    Stateside: 1-800-432-9647
    Overseas: *800-3429-6477  (*Access codes can be found online)
  • The Department of Veteran's Affairs
  • The Veteran's Administration Medical Center
  • Brooks Army Medical Center
  • San Antonio Vet Center
    231 W. Cypress St. Suite 100
    San Antonio, TX 78212
    Phone: (210)-472-4025
  • South Texas Veterans Health Care System
    7400 Merton Minter Blvd.
    San Antonio, TX 78229
    (210) 617-5300
  • Frank M. Tejeda VA Outpatient Clinic
    5788 Eckhert Road
    San Antonio, TX 78240
    (210) 699-2100
  • Veterans Service Center: 1-800-827-1000
  • VA Loan Guaranty (Home Loans): 1-800-827-1000
  • Veterans Benefits Counselors: 1-800-827-1000
  • Vocational Rehab& Counseling: (210) 699-5000
  • Texas Veterans Commission: (210) 699-5000
  • Disabled American Veterans: (210) 699-5000

Links with Information on PTSD