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Winter Break Mental Health Resources

November 18, 2020

CAPS will remain open, offering services remotely through December 18th. We will continue to provide ongoing treatment services remotely to students that are in the state of Indiana through December 18th. We will continue to provide crisis and referral services to any student, regardless of location, through the 18th as well. To connect to services please call CAPS directly at (765) 494-6995. Our brief screenings are available same day or next day to ensure that we connect with you as quickly as we can.

CAPS will be closed from December 18th through January 3rd. Our after-hours mental health crisis services will be available 24 hours a day during the entire winter break. To connect to this service call (765) 494-6995, then press 1.

Given the longer winter break this year, we also wanted to remind you of other resources that may be helpful when not meeting with a CAPS provider.

Welltrack is an interactive self-help therapy tool that is free of cost and available to ALL Purdue students. This tool offers a mood tracker to help record information about mood, activities, places, and relationships that can help you notice patterns between moods and other variables. It offers brief video courses to address concerns with anxiety, depression, resiliency, and public speaking. It also offers the Zen Room for mindfulness opportunities and other tools to help you learn more about your mental health.

If you are hoping to connect to a mental health provider closer to your hometown over the break, we encourage you to utilize Thriving Campus. This provider search tool is also completely free and available to ALL Purdue students. This tool allows you to search for a mental health provider by location and offers opportunities to narrow that search by filtering other important variables such as insurance, presenting concerns, therapy approaches, and other demographic variables. It offers a help guide that can walk you through finding a provider, how to contact, and how insurance and paying for services tends to work. It also indicates which providers are offering video sessions to ensure that your physical health is protected.

Other apps and digital resources are available on the CAPS website using this link. On this page you will find links for information on relaxation, mindfulness, mood trackers, issues with stress and anxiety, addressing negative thoughts, difficulties with OCD and even brain/emotional fitness games.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact CAPS to consult further.