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Student Led Support Group

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Support Group Dates

This support group will be offered throughout the year on Thursday evenings.

  • October 1, 2020
  • October 15, 2020
  • October 29, 2020

 “Attending this group has turned into a check-in for me. It is a time to ask questions like "Am I taking care of myself?” or “How is my mental health?” This has been invaluable for 2nd year. I am more present, I am happier, and my grades have improved as well.”
- Devon Wade, COM, M2

This group has been created to support UTHSC students in their journey through all stages of their programs including grueling class schedules, demanding rotations, licensure/board prep and ever changing social lives. Students in all colleges and programs are welcome. This group is now being offered remotely. This is a confidential and free group for UTHSC students only. It is no way professional counseling or therapy. If you would like to speak to a counselor, contact SASSI at 901.448.5056 or UHS at 901.448.5500.

If you are attending the group for the first time, it is required that you arrive 15 minutes early (i.e. 5:15 pm) to go over the limits of confidentially and group guidelines. If you have attended the group at least once before and signed the confidentiality agreement, you may arrive promptly before the group begins at 5:30 pm.This group will take place every Thursday evening from 5:30 pm—6:30 pm. To attend the group, please sign up here. You will be directed to a confidential sign up program where you will register for each week’s group. Each week it is required for you to sign up through Sign Up Genius by 5:15 pm on Thursdays. There are only 12 available participant spots open for group so please be mindful of this when you are considering whether or not you should sign up for that week’s group. For your convenience, you might consider creating an account through Sign Up Genius to facilitate easier sign ups and last minute cancellations.

"Often times we think we are alone and that no one else knows nor understands what we go through on a daily basis. Yet, the support groups have shown me otherwise. They remind me that I am not alone, and that all of us students, regardless of college or background,
are struggling together."
- Kevin Estrada, COP, P1

This group has a come and go as you please policy. This means there is no requirement for attendance or punishment for missed groups. You can choose to come as often or as little as you desire. The group will always run Thursday’s from 5:30 pm—6:30 pm no matter the number of students present. Ali Austin, a counselor in SASSI, will be present at each group. Please note that this is a collaborative professional/student-led group created to support students. There are no expectations or pressure to have counseling or therapy during the group time. This group is simply supportive in nature.

Please let us know if you have any questions or need more information by emailing

Last Published: Sep 29, 2020