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College students can experience difficulties that undermine success in their personal and academic lives. The Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) staff are here to assist students and enhance their emotional, developmental and relational health and growth.

We are conscious of the special concerns you may have, whether you are a woman, man, transgender or nonbinary, student of color or other ethnic minority, gay, lesbian, or bisexual, a student with limitations, or an international student. Our staff is committed to being sensitive to your issues and to promote this sensitivity within the campus community and beyond.

The staff consists of licensed psychologists, licensed professional counselors, a licensed clinical social worker, a psychiatrist and advanced graduate level trainees, all committed to supporting students' psychological well-being through a variety of services available to enrolled students at no cost:

  • Individual and group counseling
  • Psychiatric services
  • Crisis intervention
  • Consultation for faculty, staff and family members
  • Medication management
  • Referrals for outside services
  • Campus outreach on mental health issues and student development

COVID-19 CAPS Changes

Due to the current public health emergency, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will not be offering in-person individual or group counseling services at this time. On a temporary basis, CAPS will be providing telehealth counseling services. We will maintain counseling services to the best of our ability, while following CDC guidelines and CT Governor Ned Lamont’s directive. Crisis telephone services will be provided by CAPS counselors during work hours so please call 860-465-0181 to speak to an on-call counselor.

If this is an after-hours emergency, please contact Public Safety at 465-5310 or 911. You may also contact 211 (mental health emergency), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357), or the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)

If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, please call 9-1-1, 2-1-1, the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to the Crisis Text Line at 741 741 for free 24/7 crisis support in the US.

If you think you are ill and would like to seek medical attention, it is recommended that you call your health provider prior to arriving at a clinic. For specific health questions about Coronavirus, please use the 2-1-1

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. However, the CDC recommends that everyone take everyday preventative actions such as:

  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

 

For more information about COVID-19, the following resources may be useful:

Eastern CT State U COVID-19 Updates

Suicide Prevention

Contact Information:
182 High Street or 291 High Street
Willimantic, CT 06226

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

(860) 465-0181
(860) 465-5720

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