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In Response to Loss
November 19, 2020

CAPS was deeply saddened to hear of the recent death of one of our students. We want to offer our condolences and support to the family, friends, and all others connected to this student. We can only imagine the depth of your grief during this time. We also know how much grief and loss can affect the larger Purdue community, especially during a year with so much loss and deprivation related to the pandemic and other societal stressors.

CAPS is immediately available to help students with reactions to this event. We have staff members on-call for mental health crises from 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday as well as an after-hours support service. Please call CAPS at 765-494-6995 to be connected to the therapist on duty. If after hours, please press 1 to be connected to the after hours clinician.

Election Season Stress Resources Available
October 30, 2020
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) recognizes that the 2020 Election Season may be stressful for many students. The election can bring up feelings of excitement, joy, relief, fear, sadness, anger, dread, hopelessness, anxiety, and numbness. To help with these feelings we have developed some resources for you. Please see our Election Season Stress web page here for further information.
New Student Support Group Available through NAMI on Campus
August 20, 2020
The Healing Room is a new free virtual support group on campus made for students, by students. Our aim is to allow students to discuss various mental-health related topics in a safe space, hopefully bridging the gap between the students of Purdue and the mental healthcare system. Each week, a new topic will be discussed and led by trained support group facilitators. From eating disorder recovery to your perceptions on mental illness, we hope to explore mental wellness together. For questions, please contact Deemah at For more details and registration, please visit this website.
CAPS Statement Addressing Systemic Racism and Injustice
June 16, 2020

CAPS has added a page to our website with a statement addressing systemic racism and injustice as well as resources that might be helpful to students around these issues.

You can see this statement here.

Change to AOD Services
June 2, 2020
CAPS discontinued conducting mandated alcohol and other drug (AOD) evaluations as of March 16, 2020. Students are advised to contact their referral source for guidance. Other AOD services continue as listed on our page. Please check back for additional AOD services that CAPS will be offering in the near future.
Off-Campus Mental Health Care with Thriving Campus
March 30, 2020
CAPS is glad to announce that we now have ThrivingCampus, a service that provides students a way to search for mental health providers in many areas, both locally and across the country. Purdue students can access providers' profiles in an online directory, and learn more about potential providers prior to contacting them. This tool makes it easier for students to search for and connect with ongoing, longer term off campus mental health providers, as well as providers offering particular kinds of services.


Winter Break Mental Health Resources
November 18, 2020

CAPS will remain open, offering services remotely through December 18th. To connect to services please call CAPS directly at (765) 494-6995. Our brief screenings are available same day or next day to ensure that we connect with you as quickly as we can.

CAPS will be closed from December 18th through January 3rd. Our after-hours mental health crisis services will be available 24 hours a day during the entire winter break. To connect to this service call (765) 494-6995, then press 1.

Given the longer winter break this year, we also wanted to remind you of other resources that may be helpful when not meeting with a CAPS provider. For more information services that will be offered and other resources, please visit the Winter Break Mental Health Resources webpage.

CAPS Services During Fall 2020
August 24, 2020

CAPS would like to welcome all students to the fall 2020 semester. CAPS staff will be providing remote telehealth services (via telephone and Webex video conferencing) to assist in meeting students' mental health needs during the Fall 2020 semester.

Please call 765-494-6995 to schedule a same day or next day appointment to assess your mental health needs. We offer a variety of services including: self-help resources, group therapy, brief individual therapy, care management, psychiatric services and more.

CAPS clinicians are available Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm to assist with mental health emergencies by calling 765-494-6995. To reach after hours emergency phone services call CAPS and press #1 to be connected to a therapist.

Please note that session limits and late cancellation/no-show fees are reinstated. Please see the Policies and Fees page for additional information.