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I’m Feeling Alone

Due to the Coronavirus, Montclair State University is using other “social distancing” strategies, such as postponing events, allowing many employees to work from home, splitting up work groups, creating more physical distance between people and using teleconferencing for meetings.

Please visit Montclair State University’s Coronavirus website for the lastest information.

Virtual Fun @ 1 Series

The Center for Student Involvement came up with a list of fun activities to do on their Instagram @MSUCSI, check it out!

  • Self-Care Sunday: Every Sunday at 1 p.m., get a new self-care tip!
  • Mood Monday: Weekly discussions on a variety of topics!
  • Tutorial Tuesday: Learn something new every Tuesday at 1 p.m.
  • What’s Up Wednesday: Answer the weekly question at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays!
  • Trivia Thursday: Compete in a Kahoot Trivia on a variety of topics – it opens 1 p.m. on every Thursday until 11 a.m. on Friday. Winners will be announced Friday afternoon. No prizes will be given – this is just for fun!
  • Friday Photo: Join @MSUCommutes and @MSUCSI on Instagram to share a photo! Photo subjects will be posted on both @MSUCSI and @MSUCommutes Instagram pages.

TAO Connect

Improve your mental health with a free online program available to all Montclair State students, faculty and staff! Check this out for help with worry, depression, managing pain, dealing with anger and improving communication and relationships. This is the time to take care of yourself! Register for TAO Connect, for Help!

  • Fill out your general information. We’ll send you an email with a temporary password. Click the link in the email to login and change your password to set up your account.
  • You’re ready to goHere you will find resources that can help you get through a rough patch in as little as 15 to 30 minutes. Watch the quick video to help you navigate the TAO platform and find your most effective path. From here, you will learn stress management, mindfulness skills, problem-solving and strategies to avoid rumination and to develop more helpful thinking patterns!

Services at CAPS: What’s Available?

Appointments at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will be conducted via telephone and video conferencing for the time being. If you already have an appointment, please expect a phone call at your appointment time and arrange for privacy so that the conversation remains confidential. For students located out of state, brief phone support and a referral in your local area, if appropriate, will be facilitated. Students contacting CAPS for the first time should call our front desk at 973-655-5211 in order to schedule a brief phone screening. It is essential that you leave a message with your name and phone number. You will be called back promptly during business hours.

In case of emergency, please contact any of the following resources immediately:

  • University Police at 973-655-5222. Request to speak with the CAPS on-call clinician.
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline (Free crisis support 24/7): 1-800-273-8255
  • Crisis Text Line (Free crisis support 24/7): Text CONNECT to 741741

The CARE Team

The Crisis, Assessment, Response and Education (CARE) Team is a group of University administrators that meets regularly to evaluate concerning behaviors of Montclair State University students. Any community member can submit a report to the CARE Team if they are concerned about the behavior of a student, or if you need help yourself! Reports can be sent directly to a member of the CARE Team, via a CARE Report Form and/or by emailing CARETeam@montclair.eduWe continue to evaluate CARE reports. No matter what, even during a pandemic: We Are Here for You.

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.