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Outreach and Consultation

Outreach Services 

  • Consult with faculty, staff, parents, or students concerned about a Stanford student 
  • On-call, crisis response therapists available 24 hours a day
  • Advice on how to refer a student to counseling

CAPS professional staff offer a number of educational and informational services, including:

  • Programs on developmental and mental health topics relevant to undergraduate and graduate students (offered in residences)
  • Guest speaker presentations addressing mental health issues in classes at faculty and student request

Call or stop by CAPS to make a request for these programs. Please contact us two weeks prior to the date so we have ample time to schedule the presentation and prepare materials. Please note that scheduling programs near the end of academic quarters may be a challenge to accommodate due to increased demand for clinical services. 

Stress Less

Stress Less @ Stanford is a low-level community-based intervention, targeting stress that impacts the well-being and overall health of Stanford students. The Stress Less intervention provides access through

  • A mobile resource unit utilizing multiple resources including books, pamphlets, phone, tablet applications and workbooks.
  • Encouraging and promoting self-care and focusing specifically on the domains that affect students including general stress, performance anxiety, social anxiety and relationship stress

See our master list of applications and books.

View Stress Less @ Stanford tools.

The Mayo Clinic has mobile apps for your iPhone, Android or Blackberry device to help you deal with personal challenges and manage stress.

Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) Training

Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) trains you on how to recognize and respond to an individual in psychological distress and how to get this person the help they need. You will know how to recognize the warning signs of someone in distress and possibly prevent a suicide. You will be introduced to three simple steps that can be used to help someone in distress:

  • how to talk with someone in distress
  • know how to offer hope
  • know how to get help for these individuals

For more information about QPR contact: Dr. Alejandro M. Martinez