Monday, February 26, 2018 CAPS website redesign offers new resources
Counseling and Psychological Services redesigned its website this semester to better provide information about services and mental health to the campus community.
Highlights of the new website include:
- A new FAQ page for students to help them learn how to make an appointment, how many sessions they’ll need, how long they can expect to wait, etc.
- Individual webpages for each type of service offered to better explain the different options available to students. This includes new content on crisis intervention, psychological evaluations and psychiatric medication management.
- An enhanced student resources section that provides information on helpful apps for self-care, how to help a friend who is struggling with a mental health concern and common concerns among college students (e.g., anxiety, body image, depression, relationships, sexual assault, stress, loneliness, adjusting to college, substance use and suicidal ideation).
- A new parent resources section that explains ways parents can help their student if they are concerned about their well-being, a privacy overview detailing when and how records can be shared with parents and an FAQ specifically for parents.
- A more robust faculty and staff resources section that includes tips on how you can help keep students safe, the dos and don’ts of working with distressed students, how to respond to a disruptive person, and more.
- A section on CAPS’ commitment to diversity, which also explains resources and services for students in specific underserved populations such as LGBTQIA+ students, veterans, student of color and more.