Student Mental Health Resources for Parents

Emergency mental health resources:

Call the Campus Safety emergency line at 503.943.4444 and 911
For more information, visit our Emergency Mental Health Resources page.

Pilot Helpline (on-call counselor):

The Pilot Helpline is available to all students 24/7. Students can access the Pilot Helpline by calling the Health Center at 503.943.7134 and choosing option 3 in the voicemail message.
For more information, visit our Pilot Helpline page.

Health Center general FAQs for parents:

For more questions related to general health and counseling services, visit the Health Center's FAQs for parents page.
You can also visit UP's Parent Relations page.

UP on-campus Counseling:

The on-campus Counseling Center is open for student appointments Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. To schedule an appointment, students should call the Health and Counseling services front desk at 503.943.7134.
For more information, visit our Counseling Center page.
You can also watch an informational video about the Counseling Center on Youtube.

Off-campus counseling/therapy:

There are 3 common referral websites that are used to help students find off-campus counseling and therapy: The Shrink Space, Psychology Today, and Open Path Collective.
For more information, visit our Community Referrals/ Off-Campus Counseling page.
You can also visit The Shrink Space's FAQs for parents of students looking for off-campus therapy.

How to help your stressed out student:

How Parents Can Help College Students Manage Stress - An article by Angela Repke with Grown and Flown
Sending My Daughter to College, Mental Health Challenges and All - An article by Denise Mueller with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Remind your student to use the resources available to them:

Adjusting to when your student returns home for break:

Your College Kid Isn't Trying to Ruin the Holidays - A blog post by Julie Lythcott-Haims with Julie's Pod

Books addressing the developmental trajectory of late adolescence and young adulthood: