The purpose of this page is to identify mental health resources for Butler School of Music students and other members of the U.T. Austin community.

Crisis Help

Business Hours:
Monday thru Friday, 8:00 AM–5:00 PM
Phone: (512) 471-3515: Student Services Building 5th Floor

Life-Threatening Emergency

Call 911

Most people associate 911 with medical emergencies. However, 911 also assists with emergencies such as someone seriously considering suicide.

You are a U.T. student who is experiencing a personal crisis:

UT students may call CMHC Crisis Line at 512-471-CALL (2255) (UT Students Only) to speak with a trained counselor about their situation. For Deaf/HH students please dial 711 and ask to be connected to (512) 471-2255. Students may also come to CMHC anytime Monday through Friday between 8 AM and 5 PM to meet face-to-face with a counselor (be sure to tell our reception staff that you need to talk with someone immediately).

CMHC Crisis Line

Concerns about another person

If you have concerns about a student, faculty, or staff member in the UT community, contact the 24-hour Behavior Concerns Advice Line (BCAL) at 512-232-5050. The BCAL line was developed by The University in order to provide a central resource for those who are concerned about an individual and are not sure how to help them.

Behavior Concerns Advice Line

Assistance for faculty and staff

Please contact the UT Employee Assistance Program at 512-471-3366. For urgent situations after hours, faculty and staff may call 512-471-3399.

Employee Assistance Program

If you are not affiliated with UT Austin

If you are in crisis and are not affiliated with The University of Texas at Austin, please call the 24-hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-TALK (8255).

National Suicide Prevention Hotline


The Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC) at UT Austin provides counseling, psychiatric, consultation, and prevention services that facilitate students' academic and life goals and enhance their personal growth and well-being


This is a list of book titles that specifically address music performance and mental wellbeing.