Faculty and staff are often the first to identify and respond to students who struggle with a wide range of mental health issues during the course of their academic experience. CAPS recognizes a faculty or staff member’s role as crucial with the potential to positively influence student’s attitudes about mental health care. We know the stigma about accessing mental health services cause some students to suffer needlessly.
Students may share very personal information and confide in you, both through your contact with them personally in the office or classroom, and through their academic work. You may find yourself become concerned about a student’s mental health or well-being. We want you to know that there are services and resources available to address the needs of students.
- We invite you to partner with us to identify students at risk, reach out to them, or report your concerns through the ICare reporting process.
- Any student having an urgent mental health need or experiencing a psychological crisis can contact CAPS (607-274-3136) for immediate support. Our daytime emergency hours are 1:30 pm– 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday. If an opportunity arises where we can be of assistance to you (e.g., concern about a student’s welfare or concerns affecting the mental health of the campus community) please feel free to call CAPS to consult.
- If you feel a student is at immediate risk of harm, please do not hesitate to contact Campus Safety at #607-274-3333.
- We also offer printable resource cards and a statement of mental health support to include in your syllabus.