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Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offering after hours services

Posted February 20th, 2013 by nanjan

Dear Campus Colleagues,

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is pleased to announce it is now offering after-hours crisis counseling services. To access a counselor anytime, all students need to do is call our main number, 541-737-2131.

We recognized that students often face urgent concerns that are too overwhelming to wait for a scheduled appointment.  Therefore, we have worked to identify a resource that will serve our students when we are closed — after hours, weekends, holidays, and other times we cannot be open.

When students access our after hours service, they will speak to licensed, mental health counselors who will assess the students’ level of concern, identify appropriate interventions to de-escalate the crisis, plan for safety, and help the students get connected to resources that will help them long-term. In addition, the mental health professionals will be able to work with our campus personnel to assure that students in who are at great risk of harming themselves or others receive immediate assistance.

As always, students can see a CAPS counselor on a same-day basis for a first-time appointment or for urgent care during our regular business hours, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  We begin taking appointments at 8:30 AM, and students can simply call 541-737-2131 to schedule.

We hope that you will assist us in spreading the word about this new service, and will feel free to encourage students you are working with to use it if they are struggling with their mental health.

For more information, check out the CAPS website.


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