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I Need to Talk

Sometimes we need to talk and maybe share our feelings, ideas, worries and dreams. Montclair State offers several types of programs and opportunities for you to connect with others, to talk and listen.

Anti-Bullying Group

The Anti-Bullying group works closely with the Bias Response Task Force to educate and sponsor outreach programs throughout the school year. Any student organization can schedule training sessions or programs for its members to attend.

Coming Out Group

A weekly open discussion and support group for students in various stages of the coming out process. Whether you are questioning your gender or sexuality, or identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer+ person, this group is for you! Held weekly in the Student Center and sponsored by the LGBTQ Center.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers short-term individual and group counseling for you. They are here for you! CAPS also offers a  variety of educational and consultative services designed to promote wellness in the campus community.

Let’s Talk

  • Let’s Talk is a program that provides students with easy access to informal, confidential one-on-one consultations with CAPS counselors. Walk-in hours are held five days a week at nine different sites on campus. There is no appointment or fee required. All sites are open to all students.

In addition to offering Let’s Talk, CAPS provides short term individual sessions and group counseling to support students with a variety of issues such as living with chronic illness, healing from loss, and feeling empowered after trauma.

Mentorship Program

The Mentorship Program is designed to guide, connect, support and engage undergraduate students with professionals on campus who provide a trusting, confidential, one-on-one relationship and space for mentees. You can explore academic, social, career and identity-based issues (race, sexuality, ability, gender, faith, etc.) in a safe, non-judgmental, supportive and empowering environment. Through this relationship, mentees are connected with campus resources, engaged in on and off-campus activities and develop an enhanced sense of belonging and connection to Montclair State University.

Peer Advocates

Peer Advocates are student volunteers who have been trained to provide peer education, referral and health advocacy services to other students.  Peer Advocates help develop and implement new initiatives they recognize as critical to the campus and to help others make healthy lifestyle choices. They provide workshops, discussion groups, information and materials, and someone to talk to about health and social concerns. Their actions are all in an effort to create change and an actively healthy campus community.

Recovery Room

The Recovery Room is an informal & confidential group for students who want to explore their substance use, self-identify as recovering from alcohol and other drugs, or those seeking recovery resources, to network and to support one another in a safe environment.

This group is only open to students who are in recovery from alcohol or other drugs, looking to make changes in their substance use, or actively seeking recovery resources.

Sponsored by Health Promotion, the weekly Tuesday meeting is offered at the Drop-In Center.


Suicide Prevention Help

If you, or someone you know, are in crisis and are thinking about or planning suicide please reach out to Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at 973-655-5211 during regular University business hours. After hours contact counselor the University Police Department at 973-655-5222. This support is available to you 24/7.

For more information, please visit Suicide Prevention Help web page.

The Office of Equity and Diversity provides referrals for legal assistance and helps students connect to county specific resources.