Skip to main content Skip to secondary navigation

Remember... it is okay to not be okay.

Banner image featuring Monks from the Shaolin Temple USA teach a weekly mind-body fitness class sponsored by the Health Improvement Program for members of the Stanford community that incorporates Chinese martial arts and Buddhist teaching. In front is Lisa Becker of Biology. Photo credit: Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service

Mental Health and Well-Being

Main content start

If you need immediate assistance, you can reach Stanford Counseling and Psychological Services at 650.723.3785 24/7. Counseling and Psychological Services staff,  the Confidential Support Team staff  and Well-Being Coaches were all extensively trained in the summer of 2021 to improve outreach and support resources for undocumented and DACAmented students at Stanford.

Decorative accent line (Plum Light > Cool Grey 30% Black)

Resources that are asterisked are confidential. 

  • *Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers clinical services, such as therapy and psychiatric care, 24/7 support, and a range of workshops and small groups to provide a range of resources for Stanford students’ mental well-being. Many services at CAPS are covered under the Campus Health Fee that every student pays each year so no student should be deterred by the costs of accessing these services. Find them at 866 Campus Drive Stanford; 650.723.3785
    • CAPS also partners with campus community centers to offer a range of additional individual and small-group support sessions through the Asian American Activities Center, El Centro Chicano y Latino, and The Markaz: Resource Center, among others. Please be in touch directly with these community centers about scheduling.
  • *Confidential Support Team (CST) offers free and confidential support to Stanford students impacted by sexual assault and relationship violence, including domestic abuse, intimate partner abuse, stalking, and sexual or gender-based harassment and discrimination. CST can provide  information about rights and reporting options, help connecting with other resources on and off campus, brief emotional support, and ongoing individual counseling or therapy. CST can offer anonymous consultation and does not share information with Title IX, law enforcement, or campus administrators. To schedule an appointment, call CST at 650-736-6933 or book online. A 24/7 hotline is available for urgent concerns: 650-725-9955.
  • The Bridge Peer Counseling. The Bridge, staffed only by Stanford undergraduates and graduate students, offers free, 24/7, anonymous peer counseling. Peer counseling can be done through the phone, or through appointments scheduled in person. Call 650.723.3392 or e-mail thebridgepeercounseling@gmail.comThe Bridge is another alternative available to students but does not provide professional psychological care. The website includes many hotlines available to students from a variety of diverse communities. 
  • *Office of Ombuds is available to all Stanford affiliates and offers counseling services when concerns interfere with academic or work life. Additionally, Ombuds allows for confidential concerns to be submitted to begin systems-level change. Call 650.497.1542 or email
  • Office of Accessible Education (OAE) facilitates academic and housing accommodations for students with disabilities. Examples of accommodations include specific room configurations, extended time on exams, accessible instructional materials, and any other adjustment that removes barriers in the learning and living environments. Students can register with OAE by visiting, providing some brief information about your condition(s), and uploading documentation from a physician off-campus or on-campus through Vaden Health Center. Accommodations are treated confidentially and students work directly with disability advisers to address disability-related barriers as they arise through their time at Stanford.
  • Well-Being at Stanford's mission is to empower individuals and communities to flourish through education, connection and positive culture change. The range of services includes individual coaching, nutrition services, health education and outreach (personalized trainings, workshops, consulting, and more). Well-Being at Stanford coaches are experts in the change process and serve as skilled partners to help you make shifts in beliefs and behaviors to improve your overall well-being, or simply offer support when you’re struggling. With them, you can clarify values, set goals and priorities, talk through challenges, and create your own vision for well-being.