Mental Health Resources

Dear MS INNS Community,

We’d like to remind you of University resources that support your mental and emotional well-being during this challenging time and throughout the academic year. In addition to the resources listed on (new window), please know that professional staff members from across the University are holding time to connect with students over the next few days. 

As a reminder, you can also connect with your academic advisor or school dean if you are in need of academic support. Academic deans have been asked to provide as much flexibility as possible during this challenging time.

Here are details with dates, times, and ways to access services:

Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS):  (new window)

If you are a student experiencing distress and would like to talk confidentially with a professional counselor, our CAPS clinicians are ready and available to meet with you. To schedule an appointment with CAPS, students may call (202) 687-6985 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. 

Over the next several days CAPS will also have walk-in hours and drop-in group process space available to those who need them.  All you need to do is walk into CAPS and let our front desk team know that you are here for walk-in hours or the process group space.

Walk-in hours:

12/13: 2-4 p.m. (Nisha Molugu)

12/14: 2-3 p.m. (Minu Mathew)

12/16: 3-4 p.m. (Minu Mathew)

12/15: 1-3 p.m.(Nisha Molugu)

12/20: 1-3 p.m. (Nisha Molugu)

12/21: 1-2 p.m. (Sarah Scalese)

Drop-in Group Process Space

12/14: 1-2 p.m. (John Loughlin-Presnal)

12/16: 3-5 p.m. (Jade Sanders, virtual, (new window))

Student Outreach and Support (SOS) (new window)

SOS is a non-confidential resource that seeks to assist students who may be unsure where to turn for support, or what resources might be helpful for themselves or a friend.  We support students who are struggling generally, those who are facing complicated or complex personal circumstances, or those who are concerned about a friend’s well-being and want to help get them to care.  Our goal is to be a listening ear, and connect students to resources quickly and efficiently.

All four SOS staff — Katie, Amanda, Nikeya, and Jimmy — are available Monday-Friday, 9a.m.-5p.m. to assist students.  In this time of acute grief and stress as the semester concludes, students may walk-in for an SOS appointment.  

SOS offices are on the 5th floor of Leavey.  

Alternatively, students can email (new window) to request an appointment, which can be in-person or via Zoom.  

Academic Deans and campus partners also know how to get a hold of us.

And if you are worried about a friend’s well-being, let us know about it by submitting a referral form: (new window)