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Improve your mental health with these Pitt resources

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As the days get shorter and the stress of the fall term ramps up, students faculty and staff may need to reach out for help with their health and well-being. Here are resources offered by the University that everyone should know about.

For students and general information: The University Counseling Center (UCC) hosts self-help and wellness tools, virtual group counseling, wellness workshops and more.

For employees and supervisors: Life Solutions offers support for employees, from reducing stress levels to discovering a better work-life balance. Other mental health and wellness resources are listed on the Office of Human Resources website.

For suicide prevention: The UCC’s suicide prevention and awareness resources are available for anyone who is struggling. If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911 or Pitt Police (412-624-2121) immediately.

For those with UPMC insurance: Pitt and UPMC offer online resources for emotional and mental well-being, including health coaches and activities that can earn money for future copays and medical expenses. There’s also the new UPMC RxWell App, a digital wellness application that supports members with depression management and health and wellness challenges by offering real-time coping techniques to users, enhanced with personal health coaching to aid improvement.