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Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS) staff provide assessment for students experiencing a mental health crisis or emergency and play a role in contributing to campus safety. We take care to help students in distress by providing compassionate support and maintaining the dignity of each individual while attending to their safety and needs.
Crisis services include assessment, connection to resources and safety planning for students who are experiencing acute emotional distress, are a danger to self or others, or are in need of immediate hospitalization.
Concerns about a crisis may be presented by a student, or someone who is concerned about a student. Concerned others may include a roommate, family member, faculty member/staff or coach.
CaPS staff are to respond to disasters or traumatic events that may affect an individual or the university community.
What is a mental health crisis?
Although the definition of crisis is different depending on the uniqueness of each individual, an emotional crisis is generally defined as an intense and painful response to a difficulty that exceeds the ability of the person to respond with their own healthy coping skills.
How do I refer a student of concern to Counseling and Psychological Services?
If you are concerned about a student, you should:
For urgent mental health concerns during business hours:
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
For urgent matters that cannot wait for business hours:
Call 1-855-436-1245 to speak with a mental health provider or call Public Safety at 585-475-3333