How to Get Help
In difficult days filled with anxiety and uncertainty, spiritual, physical, social, and mental care is essential to our individual and collective well-being. We offer these resources as a starting point. Here may you find support and inspiration, kindle hope, and make connections.
Resources for Students
Connect with your Residence Director (RD)
RDs are available for students to contact for assistance and support through difficult or challenging times. RDs know the options and resources available across campus to address whatever issue may be interfering with a student's success at Stanford.
Call (650) 725-2800. If there is no answer or if you have an urgent, after-hours issue, contact the campus operator at (650) 723-2300 and ask to be connected to the undergraduate RD on call.
Make an appointment with a CAPS therapist
CAPS is the University's counseling center available to help undergraduate and graduate students who experience a wide variety of personal, academic, and relationship concerns. They offer free evaluation and brief counseling, including individual, couples, and group therapy. The CAPS staff can help you address whatever it is that may be of concern to you in a confidential setting.
24-hour hotline: (650) 723-3785
Check in with your academic advisor
Academic advisors can help you communicate with your professors and help you navigate your courses during this uncertain time.
Whatever your reasons for taking a break, Stanford encourages you to take the time you need. The university will still be here for you when you return.
Take care of your mental wellbeing
This website is your go-to hub for navigating the many mental health and well-being resources at Stanford. Whether you are seeking advice to establish your self-care routine, looking for ways to manage stress or mental health symptoms, tips to help a friend, someone supportive to talk to, or anything in between, you are not alone.
Resources for Faculty, Staff, and Postdocs
Faculty Staff Help Center
The Stanford Faculty Staff Help Center offers a variety of services for the Stanford community, including confidential counseling, workshops, discussion groups, department consultations, and facilitated conversations.