Are you or a friend struggling? #saysomething
Spring quarter can be filled with excitement and anticipation of graduation or just the end of another year of your academic pursuit. These very same things that are exciting to us can also bring the stress of uncertainty and even disappointment. Endings can bring up questions such as, "What will I do after graduation? What will I do when my friends are working?" Sometimes we feel disappointed by a perceived lack of progress of even feelings of outright failure.
We at CAPS want to continue to encourage you to reach out and say something if you feel you are struggling. Reach out early. And reach out often. Talk with a family member, a friend, a mentor, professor, or a professional that you trust. Often we feel as though we are struggling alone and we wait to ask for help until it feels unbearable. We wait because we think "this shouldn't bother us" or someone else will think that what we are experiencing isn't "that big of a deal." The truth is, we start to feel better faster the earlier we ask for help. If you feel like you've already reached out, reach out again. CAPS is a resource for students feeling distress and is available 24/7 at (805) 893-4411. Don't struggle alone - #saysomething. #saysomething early. #saysomething often.
Welcome to CAPS!
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) is committed to providing timely, culturally appropriate, and effective mental health services to our diverse UCSB student body, as well as professional consultation to faculty, staff, and families.
All registered students are eligible for services at CAPS. When help is needed in sorting out a personal concern, CAPS is a resource for learning new skills in building self-confidence, relating to others, reducing stress, solving problems, and identifying options.