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Individual therapy for you and your family

Counseling with a therapist

In-person and telehealth appointments at no cost to you

Our therapists offer five free counseling sessions per year. Choose one who specializes in your concerns.

Telehealth from LiveHealth

Currently $0 co-pay

Conduct a video visit with a professional for therapy and medication prescriptions.

More ways to support mental health

LEXINGTON COMMUNITY AND THE COMMONWEALTH

The Harris Center – University of Kentucky

The Harris Center provides high quality mental health services provided at an accessible cost.

FOR COUPLES

Individual, Relational and Financial Therapy Clinic (I-RAFT)

You’re offered in-person or telehealth appointments with a marriage and family therapist-in-training at the Individual, Relational and Financial Therapy Clinic.

FOR SUPERVISORS

Consultations

A supervisor can provide resources to help support health and well-being for their employees. Our mental health therapists are available to assist you.

Fact sheets, digital tools and apps

Get the facts about mental health conditions and find a range of digital tools and apps to support mental health.

Screenings for conditions

See if you’re experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition after a few questions.

Substance use

We are a drug-free workplace and have various resources for persons with substance use disorder.

Suicide prevention

Learn to save a life. Become a mental health champion through research-backed QPR suicide prevention training.

Headspace

The Headspace app, free to eligible employees and their families, provides access to a variety of resources related to meditation and mindfulness.

Calming spaces

Calming spaces are great tools for supporting mental and emotional well-being in the workplace. They offer opportunities to slow down, recharge and decompress.

Call 911 for emergencies

If you’re experiencing a mental health crisis or emergency, such as imminent danger of causing harm to yourself or others, immediately call 911 or visit your nearest hospital emergency room.

If you or someone you know is currently in distress and considering suicide, immediately contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 (call, text or chat). 

Crisis Intervention Support

Mental health therapists provide in-person or virtual support through group sessions in the event of a major change, loss or traumatic workplace event. They are available to offer management and employee guidance during challenging times in the workplace. Supportive consultation is available for critical incidents, grief, suicide or sudden loss and other challenges impacting the work environment.

employeementalhealth@uky.edu
859-257-9355 (WELL) option 1

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Mental health therapists provide in-person or virtual support through group sessions in the event of a major change, loss or traumatic workplace event. They are available to offer management and employee guidance during challenging times in the workplace.

 

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News

April 16, 2024

Annual period for employees to convert temporary disability leave to vacation leave now available through April 30

The annual period for University of Kentucky employees to convert their temporary disability leave (TDL) to additional vacation leave (VL) is now available through April 30.   Employees may request conversion of TDL hours to additional vacation leave through Employee Self Service in myUK. Employees should log into myUK, access Employee Self Service and select Working Time and Leave Requests.    

March 27, 2024

Boredom is a warning sign for caregivers

Caring for an older loved one can become tedious, monotonous and dull. And the everyday mundane tasks can take a toll on a caregiver’s emotional, mental, and physical health. Boredom can make you feel sad, tired, hopeless and irritable. These can be caused by a decrease in mental stimulation or a lack of control over your daily life. Boredom is a warning sign, telling us that something is wrong.

February 27, 2024

Be careful of the promises you make and the guilt it can cause

"Promise me I can stay in my own home until I die."  It’s a common request that caregivers hear, and it is hard to say no to that request. But it often is even harder to honor it.

December 01, 2023

Use these tips to help reduce your stress over the holidays

A popular holiday song starts “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” but is it really? For many caregivers, the holidays are a time of increased stress and overwhelming challenge. Aside from our usual day-to-day responsibilities of work, family and caregiving, we now have the added demands of the merriest and brightest season. Many caregivers just want the whole thing to be done with. Something’s gotta give! How can we have more joy and fewer upsets this season? Here are six ideas to help you enjoy the holidays.