Counseling

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training - Spring 2017

January 17, 2017
Ask a Question, Save a Life - Over the last few years you may have become acquainted with the Look for the Signs App (for students) or the mental health guides (for faculty/staff/GSIs) to assist you in helping someone in distress. One component of that help is understanding when a student may be in danger of suicide.

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) - Spring 2018

January 29, 2018

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)

Ask a Question, Save a Life

Taking care of yourself and your community

September 25, 2017

Free Speech week events, increased security on campus and the intense media focus on UC Berkeley is impacting our students. Constant exposure to negative and threatening situations and environments has been linked to confusion, anxiety, sadness, helplessness, difficulty focusing and poor sleep. CAPS would like to remind everyone that seeking support is a sign of strength, courage and resiliency, not a sign of weakness.

Resources and support following recent election

November 9, 2016

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) counselors have heard from students throughout this election cycle about the impact the rhetoric and conversations are having on their lives, their stress levels and their emotional wellness.

CAPS is working with the Dean of Students office and various advising offices on-campus to find spaces for students to process their reactions to yesterday's election and in some of them there will be counselors available.

New Gender Spectrum Support Group

February 28, 2017
Do you identify as non-binary, genderqueer, agender, gender non-conforming, gender fluid, bigender, third gender, androgyne, questioning, etc.? Are you looking for a space to get support and connect with others who identify outside the gender binary? Then come to the Gender Spectrum Support Group! The group will be facilitated by two queer-identified counselors from the Tang Center’s Trans Care Team. Drop-in anytime, no sign-up is needed.

Getting Help for Students of Concern

Whether you are student, faculty, staff or just a concerned friend or loved one, you have many options for helping a student you are concerned about.

Psychiatric Medications and Psychiatry

Medications often can be helpful to students struggling with depression, anxiety and other emotional concerns. We have a strong commitment to helping students understand their difficulties and to offering a range of options.

Our psychiatric clinicians (psychiatrists and nurse practitioners) can meet with students to determine which medications might be helpful and to recommend a course of treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to a few of the most commonly asked questions about CAPS:  

Online Trainings

Online Depression & Suicide Prevention training

This brief training will help you learn how to identify and respond to students in distress. After completing this training, please take a moment to fill out this brief survey about its effectiveness.