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“Outreach and community engagement” refers to the ways in which CAPS brings expertise about mental health to the Emory community. CAPS is committed to empowering students, faculty, and staff by providing outreach in a number of forms including: Drop-in workshops and presentations about mental health-related topics; outreach support and skills groups; collaboration with campus partners in community programming, including participation in community efforts to support students after tragic events; social media presence (@emorywellbeing on Instagram); advisement of student groups committed to mental health education and promotion; and promotion of agency resources. CAPS has consultation/liaison relationships with academic departments and offices that provide student support services.

Outreach Services

Outreach is a high priority here at CAPS, as it helps us address the needs of the Emory community, especially those needs that are related to the struggles that impact student functioning. We strive to meet as many of community requests as possible; however, because of the high demand for outreach services, we will prioritize those that articulate alignment with the goals of CAPS and the most well-considered requests as indicated on the request form. Before completing a request form, check out our drop-in workshop and support group offerings to see if we are already providing programs that fill your needs. In addition, if you are a Residence Life staff member seeking resources fo an in-hall program, please remember to use the Take a Break Toolkit first.

We offer presentations and facilitated dialogues in the following topic areas: 

  • CAPS 101: Information about services available at CAPS, including TimelyCare
  • Stress management
  • Imposter syndrome
  • Avoiding burnout
  • Intersections between diversity, equity, and inclusion and mental health 
  • QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training *

For all general requests, please fill out a request form and email your completed form to Amara Chukwunenye, Psy.D., at

For all QPR requests, email your completed form to Dr. Irene Daboin Dominguez at  

All requests for community engagement and intervention should be made at least 2-3 weeks prior to the event. If you have any questions, please contact Senior Coordinator of Outreach Services,Dr. Irene Daboin Dominguez at  

All media and interview requests, including interviews for class projects, are subject to vetting by Campus Life Communications. Please allow 2-3 weeks minimum for initial vetting of your request.

Submit an interview request form here.

CAPS advises or oversees three student groups: the Emory Helpline, Emory’s Active Minds chapter, and the Black Mental Health Ambassadors (BMHA). If you would like to get involved with these groups, you can find out more information here.
CAPS has formal mental health consultants/liaisons to academic departments and student support service offices. Broadly, the role of the consultant/liaison is to serve as a bridge between the designated office/department and CAPS. The consultant/liaison can support faculty/staff in making referrals to CAPS or other appropriate campus resources, and can assist faculty/staff in developing mental health outreach programming for their respective students.

QPR is a national suicide prevention training program which stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer. The 2-hour training teaches 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. QPR is intended to teach individuals how to recognize the warning signs of suicide and provides guidelines on how to ask the difficult question about suicidal thoughts, persuade individuals to get help, and refer individuals to local and national resources for support. If you would like to request a QPR training for your group, contact the CAPS Suicide Prevention Coordinator,  Dr. Irene Daboin-Dominguez , at .

To learn more about recognizing the warning signs of suicide, please watch the video below.

The mission of the Mental Health @ Emory initiative is to create a more supportive and therapeutic campus environment by translating psychotherapy principles into interventions on a community level to foster nuanced self-reflection, critical thinking, more authentic interpersonal encounters, and a greater sense of meaning and purpose. The aim is to create a stronger sense of belonging for students and enhance their lifelong success in both personal and professional domains.  

This mission is accomplished by involving campus partners in conversations aimed to:  

  1. Re-narrate and deepen our understanding of mental health (e.g., shifting away from an over-reliance on diagnostic language to describe struggle that leads to an over-reliance on a “recognize & refer” model of response to students who are scared and/or lonely, to incorporating a “recognize and relate” response).
  2. Prompt important conversations with students about life struggles that impact their mental health.
  3. Identify and counter toxic messages that permeate our community and society.
  4. Raise awareness about the wide array of resources and supports available to students to positively impact their mental health.   

Mental Health @ Emory is an initiative started in 2017, involving a partnership between the mental health leadership on the Atlanta and Oxford campuses, Drs. Wanda Collins and Gary Glass, respectively, and this model is adapted from the work of Dr. Glass.  If you would like to participate in our Mental Health @ Emory conversation, please contact Dr. Irene Daboin Dominguez at  


Contact and Hours of Operation

Address: 1462 Clifton Road, Suite 235, Atlanta, GA 30322
Phone: 404-727-7450
Fax: 404-727-2906
Crisis Consultation: Call 404-727-7450
Hours of Operation: 8:30-5:00, Monday-Friday

PLEASE NOTE: If Emory University is closed due to weather or other emergency, then CAPS is also closed. In such circumstances, students will be contacted to reschedule appointments once the university reopens.