BYU CAPS offers more than just traditional counseling services


(Source: ) BYU’s Counseling and Psychological Services is offering options for free resources to full-time students in addition to their traditional counseling services.

While the BYU community may be aware of CAPS, they may not know of all the resources available to guide them through the mental health challenges accompanying busy class schedules, long work hours, past experiences and a global pandemic.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, as of the year 2020, there were 52.9 million adults living with mental illness, and 30.6% of U.S. adults ages 18 to 25 had exhibited mental illness.

“The biggest thing we’ve noticed at BYU is just students feeling lonely now and more isolated because of the pandemic and just fatigue around online classes,” CAPS case manager Jenna Hillman said. “I think it has opened up maybe more conversations about mental health.”

In addition to the available counselors, CAPS also provides online programs such as Sanvello and SilverCloud, which are provided for free to full-time BYU students.

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