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Counseling and Psychological Services offers a variety of services to meet your mental health needs.

All students begin their work with CAPS through an initial assessment. These brief consultations occur without an appointment for students seeking counseling or psychological services for the first time at UNC - Chapel Hill.

Significant mental health problems can affect your ability to attend classes and impair your academic performance.  If a psychological disorder significantly impairs your academic performance, you may request an accommodation.  Possible academic interventions for mental health problems include...

During your initial assessment, you and the therapist will work together to determine what treatment is the best fit for you. Often, this will include individual therapy.

CAPS offers a number of groups to address student concerns in a variety of areas.  A brief screening is usually required to join a group. All groups are confidential and free for eligible CAPS users.

Counseling and Psychological Services provides medication evaluation and management services for people eligible for CAPS.

Medication evaluation - often called "med eval" - is a meeting with a psychiatrist who will provide recommendations for psychiatric medications if necessary.

The CAPS Multicultural Health Program centers the needs Black, Indigenous, and Students of Color at UNC Chapel Hill.

The Multicultural Health Program provides the following opportunities serving Black, Indigenous, and Students of Color:

CAPS staff recognize the importance of connecting and engaging with the larger UNC community to create a culture of care.

CAPS outreach includes workshops, presentations and other programming provided on request to student and campus organizations, university classes, and other campus entities. All CAPS services, including outreach, are currently being offered by Zoom. 

Getting help for mental health services can be challenging. Some students struggle with stigma. Others worry about time or financial constraints. We understand that it takes courage to seek therapy. Our goal iin referral coordination is to help you navigate the process and access the services that will be the most helpful to you.

Referral Coordinators will:

brain light bulbRetrain Your Brain is a four-session workshop series designed to help you better understand your emotions and give you the skills you need to break free from your anxiety and improve your mood. During the pandemic, these workshops are being offered as recorded videos.

CAPS is open Monday - Friday from 8 am - 5 pm and offers 24/7 support by phone at 919-966-3658.

For severe or potentially life-threatening medical or mental health emergencies, call 911, go to a local hospital emergency room, or call campus police at 962-8100.