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Dear UH Community,

CAPS would like to extend a warm welcome back to all our students, staff, and faculty. Please know you have been in our thoughts even though we have not been able to meet with you in person. We are aware that everyone has been affected by Harvey to some extent, and the days and weeks ahead may be emotionally challenging. Some of you may need to be cared for, while others have been the caretakers and helpers during the past couple of weeks. Returning to campus after personally experiencing or knowing others who have been directly impacted by Hurricane Harvey may evoke a wide range of emotions. Some of you may be experiencing feelings such as sadness, anger, grief, frustration, confusion, guilt, remorse, and/or helplessness among others. It is not uncommon for you to be feeling any of these emotions. You may have also noticed changes in your concentration, motivation, energy, sleep, or appetite. For most, these reactions are temporary, and you will recover without intervention. For some, however, the impact from this disaster will be more severe and prolonged. If you need a safe place to talk and get support, someone to help you problem solve, or just find yourself feeling overwhelmed but not sure what to do, CAPS is here to help. You can call us at 713-743-5454 anytime or walk-in between 8:30 – 4:00pm, Monday-Friday (at the Main campus) or 8am – 5pm, Mondays and 2pm – 5pm, Thursdays (at the Sugar Land campus). Please share this information with others who may be in need. We stand united with the University of Houston by expressing our unfailing commitment to help you weather this recovery process. Please know you are not alone. Continue reading for additional resources that may be useful to you or someone you know.

Welcome

CAPS promotes the well-being of the diverse campus community by balancing high quality mental health services and clinical training with accessibility to foster student success through self-discovery, learning and interpersonal engagement.

CAPS embraces the belief that students’ mental health is a vital component of their academic, professional, and personal success. CAPS will expand awareness of and access to mental health services in order to positively impact the emotional well-being of the campus community, enhance help-seeking behaviors, and effectively assist students to become engaged global citizens.

CAPS Pledge of Support

CAPS joins the UH community and world in expressing how deeply saddened we are by the domestic and international incidents of violence that have occurred during recent weeks. We recognize that UH students are being impacted by these tragic events and may need support. We hold firm to the values of inclusion, multicultural diversity, and social justice. We stand as allies to all communities that suffer from oppression, marginalization, and persecution. If you would like support during this challenging time, or at any point in the future, please call CAPS at (713) 743-5454, or stop by our office for a same day consultation. CAPS is located in room 226 of Student Service Center 1.