Working with Students: How do I help?

In some cases, students who seek your help or arouse your concern may work more effectively with you rather than being referred to counseling. Your willingness to listen may be very important to those students. You may also choose to work with the student on improving his or her academic work without focusing on the psychological issues that underlie the behavior. A counselor at CAPS can be consulted on how to best handle either of these approaches or how to make a referral. Below are some helpful self-help tools.

Web based Self-Help Mental Health Resources on CAPS website:

  • TAO: an interactive web-based treatment for anxiety, depression and other concerns.
  • Togetherall: a free online peer-to-peer platform focused on mental health, offering a safe space to connect with others experiencing similar feelings.
  • Kognito: is a set of role-play, avatar modules to educate faculty, staff, and students about mental health and suicide prevention through an online tool that allows users to enter a virtual environment and engage in role-play conversations with emotionally-responsive virtual humans.
  • Online Mental Health (CCMH) Screenerself help assessment too that allow a person to assess the level of mental health symptoms and concerns.