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Urgent Mental Health Support

If you are in need of immediate mental health crisis assistance, you can call 650-723-3785 at any time. This will put you in touch with someone at Stanford's CAPS program who can assist you. 

If you would prefer to speak with someone outside of Stanford for support, you can call 1‐855‐278‐4204 (Santa Clara), 1‐800‐686‐0101 (San Mateo), 1‐800‐273‐8255 (San Francisco), 1‐800‐273‐8255 (National Suicide Prevention Hotline), or 1‐866‐488‐7386 (The Trevor Lifeline- LGBTQ+ friendly). If your county was not listed above, you can also check this list of phone numbers.


Your mental health is extremely important, and since graduate school can have quite a toll on this, we at GSAC would like to provide you with information to navigate available resources at and beyond Stanford to promote mental wellbeing. These include temporary support options such as CAPS, and longer- term care provided by, for example, off-campus mental healthcare providers.

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

Stanford's CAPS program is available Monday-Friday 9am-4pm for non-urgent mental health support (and 24/7 for urgent mental health crises). Some offerings at CAPS include specialized groups and workshops, short-term (10-week) care, and support finding longer-term mental health care through your insurance.

The Bridge Peer Counseling Center

The Bridge Peer Counseling Center is Stanford’s student run peer-counseling center. We offer anonymous 24/7 peer counseling to members of the greater Stanford community. Staffed by trained undergraduate and graduate Stanford students, we are here to listen and support.

Office of Accessible Education (OAE)

The OAE works to provide, among a large variety of other things, accommodations to students with mental health conditions. 

Well-Being at Stanford

The mission of Well-Being at Stanford is to empower individuals and communities to flourish through education, connection and positive culture change.

Virtual Wellbeing

We know that this is a time of unexpected change which can involve a great deal of stress, loss, and disconnection. Well-Being at Stanford and Vaden Health Services are actively building additions to this set of virtual resources that are designed to support your well-being.

Loneliness & Connection

Many of us have experienced extensive loneliness and isolation during this pandemic. Stanford Student Affairs has compiled a series of information and support resources around loneliness and connection to help support students through these tough times.

Red Folder

Red Folder provides guidance for faculty, staff, and student leaders supporting student well-being in Stanford communities.

Office of Substance Use Programs Education & Resources (SUPER)

SUPER's mission is to reduce high-risk alcohol and other drug usage and their related harms among Stanford students by utilizing health promotion principles through collaborative, cutting-edge, empirically-proven educational strategies and programs. As part of SUPER, students can meet with one of their Substance Use Educators who can help them develop a plan for safe drinking, learn tools to modify substance use, give personalized feedback, learn tools to modify substance use, and/or assist in referring them to additional resources.

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Other wellness resources

Stanford Earth has compiled a list of other wellness resources for graduate students. You can check this out at the link below!