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Mental Health Resources at Stanford

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We know that you will experience new and unexpected challenges during your time at Stanford. Below, you can find a list of mental health resources to help you navigate these times.

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Remember... it is okay to not be okay.

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Immediate Mental Health Crisis Assistance

For immediate mental health crisis assistance call Counseling and Psychological Services at 650.723.3785 any time, including evenings and weekends. A counselor will be available to speak with you, assess your situation and offer support and/or recommendations for follow-up.

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Resources to help a student in distress

There are many ways for friends, family, faculty and staff to help a student you may be concerned about. Below are some campus websites with resources to consult with you and assist students who may be in distress. Please request a grief processing group tailored to your group’s needs by providing more information here.

Undergraduate Residential Staff

Resident Directors (RDs), Resident Fellows (RFs), and Resident Assistants (RAs). Trained professionals and student staff who can advise you about personal issues and assist with emergencies.

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Graduate Residential Staff

Graduate Deans, Community Associates (CAs). Staff and fellow Stanford graduate students who provide information, advice, assistance and, if needed, referrals, for academic and personal issues. 

Tel: For 24/7 urgent support, call 650.723.7288 Page ID #25085

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Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Support center for all aspects of personal and professional development and life at Stanford for postdoc trainees. We support postdocs in all aspects of their training as they develop their independent careers. 

Tel: 650.725.5075

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Bridge Peer Counselors

Offers peer counseling by trained students. We offer anonymous 24/7 counseling to members of the greater Stanford community. Staffed by trained undergraduate and graduate Stanford students, we are here to listen and support. 

Tel: 650.723.3392

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Well-Being Coaches

Your partner in helping you make shifts in beliefs and behaviors to improve your overall well-being, or simply offer support when you're struggling. Well-Being at Stanford Coaches are experts in the change process and serve as skilled partners to help you make shifts in beliefs and behaviors to improve your overall well-being, or simply offer support when you’re struggling. 

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Weiland Health Initiative (CR)

Promotes mental health and wellness across the spectrum of gender identities and sexual orientations through education, training and clinical services. Feel free to reach out to us if you have questions about our current projects:

Tel: 650.723.2005

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Confidential Support Team (CR)

Offers support to Stanford students impacted by sexual assault and relationship violence, including domestic abuse, intimate partner abuse, stalking, and sexual or gender-based harassment and discrimination. The CST is staffed by licensed psychologists and a licensed clinical social worker. 

Tel: 650.736.6933 or for 24/7 urgent support, call 650.725.9955

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Counseling and Psychological Services (CR)

Offers individual consults, skills workshops, process groups, seminars, psychiatry services, community referral resources, crisis intervention, and 24/7 support. Students, regardless of where they live, should reach out to CAPS to help find the support they need. 

Tel: 650.723.3785 or for 24/7 urgent support, call 650.723.3785

Emergency Services & Crisis Hotlines

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  • 911 Emergency Services: Call 911 (or 9-911 from a university phone)
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1.800.799.SAFE (7233)
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.TALK (8255)
  • Santa Clara County Suicide & Crisis Hotline: 1.855.278.4204
  • The Trevor Project: 1.866.488.7386
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CAPS: Seeking Mental Health Support at Stanford

CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) is a confidential mental health resource for Stanford students. It offers free short-term counseling and psychological services as well as workshops, group counseling sessions, referrals, and resources for long-term help. 

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Red Folder

Guidance for faculty and staff supporting student well-being in a virtual campus environment.

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New WPO Therapy Option for Students

In an effort to increase mental health resources for Stanford students this year, CAPS is offering an additional therapy option for students via a new, one-year pilot program called WPO.  Through this program, students can receive up to 5 free virtual therapy sessions (or in-person sessions if wanted and available) with a therapist, paid for by CAPS. WPO clinicians can also provide single-session therapy right at the time of your call.

To access this new therapy service, call:

  • 1.866.212.6113 (enrolled Stanford students currently located in the U.S.) 
  • +1 984.239.2309 (enrolled Stanford students currently located outside of the U.S.) 
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