Mental health resources for students, faculty/staff, and parents.

The staff at Emory CAPS continues to commit our solidarity with and support for Black students, faculty, and staff. We acknowledge that the ongoing violence against the Black community evokes deep feelings about a

long-standing history of oppression and injustice. Within this context, events like those in Charlottesville, VA, spark pain, frustration, anger, fear, and helplessness. We also acknowledge that these events are part of many others that have historically and currently oppressed, marginalized, and violated the dignity and worth of Black individuals and communities in America.

We recognize that many students at Emory are affected by these ongoing injustices, and we are here to support you. You may contact us at 404-727-7450 to schedule an appointment Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM-5 PM. Walk-in appointments are available between 8:30 AM-3:30 PM. We also realize that you may need other safe spaces outside of CAPS. Below are some on and off campus resources.

Campus Resources

Get Involved: Black Mental Health Ambassadors (BMHA)

Black Mental Health Ambassadors (BMHA) is an organization that was created by Black students in partnership with CAPS. BMHA seeks to advocate for Black undergraduate and graduate students in relation to mental health. Information about how to get involved can be found on the CAPS website under Outreach Services.

Online Resources

Many in our Emory community have been impacted by the current political climate. At CAPS, we are committed to affirming value, inclusivity, and belonging. We deeply value our global and diverse community.

We take a stance against discrimination and oppression in any form.

CAPS provides a safe space for addressing the impact of the political climate on students’ well-being. If you are experiencing negative treatment, threats, or more subtle forms of oppression because of your race or ethnicity, religious affiliation, country of origin, immigration status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other aspects of your identity, and would like to process your feelings and emotions, we are here to support you.

You may contact us at (404) 727-7450 to schedule an appointment.

Your contact with us is CONFIDENTIAL and is not part of your academic record.

We encourage any student who is struggling with the personal impact of the political climate to reach out.

 

Concerned About a Student?

Often the first indicator that a student is in emotional trouble occurs in the classroom or other work or living spaces on campus. For example, the student may stop attending classes, slip in academic performance, or stop showing up to work. You may notice that the student seems more tired, more unkempt, or not as happy as usual. Your first step may be simply talking to the student and expressing your concerns by reflecting on behaviors you’ve observed. Often, what the student needs most is an expression of care and support to get back on track.

If there is concern about the student’s safety, daily functioning, or academic performance, you may want to consider making the student aware of campus support resources, including CAPS, which is located at 1462 Clifton Road, Suite 235. CAPS offers crisis walk-in appointments M-F, 8:30-3:30. Students can also schedule an initial assessment appointment by calling (404-727-7450) M-F, 8:30-5:00.

Reaching Out to Students of Concern

If you would like an Emory staff member to reach out to a student of concern, contact the Student Intervention Services (SIS) Team, which is managed through the Office of Student Success Programs and Services. Their case managers routinely reach out to students, invite them in for a conversation, and refer them to appropriate resources, including CAPS. The SIS team is available 24/7 by calling 404-430-1120 or by submitting an online referral form.

What Other Crisis Resources are Available to Me?

Additional 24/7 emergency and crisis response resources can be found here.

Consultations about Students of Concern

CAPS has on-call clinicians available to consult with you. If you are worried about a student, call CAPS and an on-call clinician can help you decide on next steps.

Confidentiality

CAPS takes students' privacy seriously and maintains strict adherence to professional codes of ethics and legal rules of confidentiality. Information shared between a client and counselor, including a student's clinical contact with our office, cannot be released to anyone without the consent of the student, except in cases of legal exception related to imminent harm or abuse. As a faculty member, confidentiality can feel a bit frustrating when you want feedback about your referral. Please respect that confidentiality is a legal requirement and is practiced in the student’s best interest. Confidentiality facilitates trust between client and counselor. While CAPS staff cannot share information, it may still be helpful for you to communicate your specific concerns about a student before or after the referral.

Does CAPS Prescribe Medication?

No. However, psychiatric services are available at Student Health Services.