CAPS to provide counseling to students affected by campus tragedies

November 3, 2016
Counseling and Psychological Services offers trainings for students who want to learn about mental health and suicide.
Counseling and Psychological Services offers trainings for students who want to learn about mental health and suicide.
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In light of the tragic suicides on UCLA’s campus, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has been reaching out to students directly affected by these suicides. On campus, there are several resources and student groups that aim to support students struggling with mental illness. To combat mental illness at UCLA, the Depression Grand Challenge and CAPS teamed up last spring for the launch of the Resilience Peer Network (RPN). This program equips student volunteers, a.k.a. Resilience Peers, with skills in active listening and suicide prevention so that Resilience Peers can administer online therapy to fellow Bruins.

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