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946-CARE Line

UT’s top priority is the safety and well-being of faculty, staff and students. The 946-CARE (865-946-2273) line is a tool to help maintain a safe and healthy environment for everyone.

You can use this number if you need help and don’t know where to start, or to share your concern for others. Your call will be handled with the utmost sensitivity and concern, and trained professionals will carefully assess the situation and take appropriate action.

What types of behaviors might be cause for concern?

While no list can be exhaustive, the following are signs of troubling behaviors you may notice in yourself or others.

  • Depression
  • Fixation on weapons
  • Anger or paranoia
  • Chemical dependency
  • Social isolation
  • Zealotry-racial, religious, political, etc.
  • Pushing the limits of acceptable behavior
  • Contempt for authority
  • Newly acquired bad traits
  • Newly acquired poor personal hygiene
  • Verbal threats, bullying
  • Discussion or act of stalking and harassing others

If you are concerned for your welfare or for the wellbeing of another UT citizen, call 865-946-CARE today.


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