Cornell University

Counseling & Support

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Cornell is a Caring Community

Everybody needs help and support sometimes, especially during times of transition and stress.

Cornell is a caring community where you'll find people and organizations that can help you work through problems big and small and support you in cultivating your emotional health and well-being.

Learning how and when to seek assistance is an important part of staying healthy and of doing and feeling your best at Cornell.

Professional Support

Cornell Health's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) staff provides professional counseling (individual and group), psychological care, support, consultation, and referrals to more than 3,000 students each year. Counselors also offer informal drop-in consultation through its popular "Let's Talk" service.

Please visit Cornell Health's website for more information about:

Peer-to-Peer Support

Cornell Minds Matter is a student organization that strives to educate the Cornell community about the importance of mental health through discussions, lectures, workshops, film screenings, stress reduction events, and advocacy. The group welcomes new members who are interested in contributing to their efforts.

Other Support

Visit Mental Health at Cornell for campus-wide options to get support, help others, practice self-care, and get involved.

You'll also find numerous organizations at Cornell that help support and create community among students of different cultures, identities, faiths, and interests including the Office of the Dean of Students.

Tips & Topics

  • Cultivating resilience

    Learning to bolster your resilience, and to thrive in spite of daily stresses and challenges is key to supporting your well-being. Cornell Health's website offers many ways to practice boosting your ability to cope with stress and adversity, and to bounce back after disappointments or setbacks.

  • Learn to manage stress

    You may be concerned about managing the academic rigor of a place like Cornell. Research shows that unmanaged stress can impact your overall health and well-being. Review these tips and links to keep new stresses from getting out of hand and help you feel your best. And check out Let's Meditate, a free weekly guided mindfulness meditation program led by Cornell Health staff and other campus partners.