Students Encouraged to Seek Help Through CAPS

Utah State University’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) recently sent the following email to all students across USU’s Logan and Statewide campus system. All members of the USU community are encouraged to seek help if needed.

Dear Aggies,

USU Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) recognizes that members of our campus community are hurting. The distress and trauma that some students, staff and faculty are experiencing has only intensified during the Derik Chauvin trial, news of Daunte Wright, and violence against Asian American and Pacific Islander people. The recent incident involving the rainbow flag at a local high school has also caused pain and distress, especially among our LGBTQIA+ Aggies and their loved ones. There is legitimate hurt, fear, sadness, helplessness, and anger in communities most affected by all that is taking place in our society. We see you. We are here for you.

CAPS offers telehealth single-session therapy appointments that you can use to process your reactions with therapists of color, LGBTQIA+ therapists, and therapists who are allies. If you are having thoughts about suicide, we encourage you to seek a CAPS crisis appointment during business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., by calling 435-797-1012. You can also use the SafeUT app or call the crisis chat and tip line 833-372-3388 any time 24/7, 365 days of the year. In collaboration with the Inclusion Center, we also offer LGBTQIA+ support groups and assist with the students of color solidarity group.

We care about your wellbeing, and we stand with you. If you are interested in any CAPS services, please call our office at 435-797-1012 or email us at capsinfo@usu.edu.

Warmly,

USU CAPS

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