Mental Health and Wellness Resources for Parents and Families
Students will navigate many new experiences throughout their undergraduate years, which can bring joy and excitement sometimes, and other times may cause stress and anxiety.
Supporting Student’s Emotional Wellness and Growth
Part of a young adult’s college journey is to:
- navigate the wide range of human emotions and develop the tools for personally handling their complex emotions,
- understand that being “well” does not mean feeling happy at every moment, and
- know when their coping strategies are not sufficient, and they should ask for help.
Resources for Students’ Mental Well-being
There are a variety of campus resources available to students. If you are concerned about a student's emotional well-being, encourage them to see one of our counselors. We recommend that students make their own appointments, rather than having you schedule an appointment for them.
Counseling for Students: We provide confidential, brief counseling and referral, including individual appointments, group therapy, problem-solving consultations, emergency psychological services, psychiatric consultation, and psycho-educational programming. Students can make an appointment online or by phone.
Consultations: If you would like to discuss your concerns about a student, including how to be helpful to them at a difficult time, call CMHS and ask to speak with one of our counselors.
We do want to hear from you if you have serious concerns about a student and are worried about their safety. Please remember that the counselor who speaks with you will not be able to tell you whether or not they know a student. Also, it may be important for us to discuss the information that you share with us with a student.
Student Support: Our colleagues and professional staff can help with the process of taking a leave, returning from hospitalization, and more.
Mental Health Reps: A student team that works with CMHS staff to promote mental health and emotional well-being, including creating on-campus programs.
Ears for Peers: A student run, anonymous hotline to call or text, available 7 p.m. - 7 a.m. every night during the academic year. (Although they do not offer mental health treatment, they are there to listen and to help with all kinds of issues and concerns.)
Confidentiality is critical to the success of counseling, and we adhere to legal, ethical, and professional guidelines regarding the confidentiality of student counseling information. We cannot share whether we have (or have not) seen or heard from a student, even if they have told you themselves that they are working with a counselor.