UNC students can access these mental health resources on campus and beyond
In light of recent events, The Daily Tar Heel has compiled resources on and off campus that provide therapy and other mental health services to students, along with information about their policies and the options they offer.
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CAPS provides a variety of on-campus mental health support resources for all degree-seeking students and postdoctoral fellows paying student health costs. According to a statement from UNC Media Relations, CAPS is intended to be a possible first step in the process of identifying the type of help a student needs, either immediately or long-term.
“Our number one priority at CAPS is the mental health and overall well-being of our students,” CAPS associate and clinical director Avery Cook said in an email. “We serve as a possible first step in helping students identify the level of care they need.”
For students requesting support from CAPS for the first time, no appointment is necessary. CAPS is open for first services from Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., as well as on Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
When a student first visits CAPS, they will have an initial assessment with a counselor who will determine the best treatment. In this assessment, the student and counselor will create a plan for the student to be connected with a CAPS provider for brief therapy or referred to an outside provider for long-term treatment.
Brief therapy is provided over a limited number of sessions to help students with issues that can be managed in a shorter time frame, including academic stress, certain relationship issues, acute anxiety and depression, the relations with the media. If a student has a history of psychological needs, CAPS will refer them directly to an outside provider.
If a CAPS counselor decides that the student would benefit the most from long-term treatment, CAPS will help coordinate the referral to a community provider. The student will typically be given the names of three community providers and can also work with a referral coordinator if desired, who will assist with insurance and transportation assistance.
“We also want to make sure students know about all mental health resources on campus long before they start to feel overwhelmed or need help,” Cook said. “Bottom line, I want our students to know that they are not alone.”
UNC Community Psychology and Neuroscience Clinic
The clinic is a community training center for the doctoral program in clinical psychology. He provides assessments to adults and UNC students for learning disabilities and ADHD, as well as therapy for children, teens, adults, and couples.
The clinic has two locations in Chapel Hill. The Evergreen House, located near the Swain parking lot on the UNC campus, primarily serves adults and students. The Finley Community Research Center and Clinic, located at 212 Finley Golf Course Rd., serves children, couples, and families and is where the clinic performs its assessment services.
Emily Walsh, a doctoral student in clinical psychology and a teacher at the clinic, said in an email that the clinic does not accept insurance, but psychotherapy fees are set on a sliding scale and range from $10 to $80 per month. session. Assessment fees range from $900 to $1,500 per assessment.
Walsh said a formal referral from a provider is not required and students can email the clinic at email@example.com or submit an initial application form. Services are not guaranteed.
“Because we are a training clinic, we have limited availability and can only offer services to people who are suitable for our trainees, based on a brief phone screen and at the discretion of the Clinic Director” , Walsh said.
UNC Center of Excellence in Community Mental Healthh
The UNC Community Mental Health Center of Excellence operates four clinics in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area: the UNC Schizophrenia Treatment and Assessment Program (STEP) Community Clinic at Carr Mill, the UNC Community STEP Clinic at the Vilcom Center, the UNC Comprehensive Community Mental Health Clinic at Carr Mill, and UNC Integrated Primary and Behavioral Health Care.
According to its website, STEP “provides treatment for people with serious mental illnesses, including schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, bipolar disorder, and major depression.”
To make a referral or book an appointment, individuals can call 919-962-4919 or use the clinic’s referral form.
MindPath Care Centers – Chapel HillI
MindPath Care Centers is an outpatient mental and behavioral health care provider located at 401 Providence Rd., Suite 100. MindPath Care Centers also offers telehealth.
Services include psychiatric assessment and medication management, family therapy and counseling, and marriage counseling. MindPath Care Centers also treat ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Eating Disorders, Grief, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Trauma and Substance Use. substances, according to their website.
More information about the admissions process and how to schedule an appointment can be found on the MindPath Care Centers website.
According to its website, El Futuro is a “non-profit outpatient clinic that provides mental health services to Latino families.” Located in Durham and Siler City, El Futuro is accepting new patients for therapy, psychiatry and addiction treatment. Mental health services are offered in English and Spanish.
New clients can come to the Durham walk-in clinic on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and should bring their insurance card if they have one, but will still be served if they don’t have health insurance. El Futuro also accepts supplier references and self-references.
For more information on community mental health, see this list of resources compiled by the DTH Editorial Board.
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