Mental Health Resources at UNC

This guide contains resources to accompany the Adulting 101 workshop, "Finding Mental Health Information"

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Counseling and Psychological Services

James A. Taylor Building
320 Emergency Room Drive
CB# 7470
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Phone 919-966-3658

After Hours 919-966-2281

Evaluating Health Information

There are so many mental health resources and websites online and not all of them provide accurate and trustworthy information. Use the questions in the Evaluating Health Information Worksheet as a guide to determine if you should trust it. 

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Adulting 101

The Adulting 101 workshops at the House Undergraduate Library offer free, hands-on opportunities to learn practical skills that will help you succeed in college, career, and life.

Every workshop is packed with tools and information that will make your adult life more enjoyable and efficient. 

Mental Health Resources

Mental Health America is a community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. It provides mental health screening tools and information on treatment options.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

  • NAMI HelpLine can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 am–6 pm, ET. Staff and volunteers answer your questions about mental health issues including: treatment options, local support groups, helping family members get treatment, programs to help find jobs, and assistance finding legal help. 

National Institute of Mental Health offers basic information on mental disorders, treatments and therapies, and the latest mental health research.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. Provides resources for finding help and treatment.

  • SAMHSA's National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

Services and Organizations at UNC

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides therapy, psychiatry, referral and academic intervention services for UNC Chapel Hill students and post-doctoral fellows. The website also provides information on common mental common mental health topics with graduate, undergraduate, and professional students.

Active Minds at Carolina is a service and advocacy organization dedicated to raising awareness for and combating stigma against mental health issues on UNC’s campus and in the Chapel Hill community.

Companions to CAPS is a resource from Active Minds at Carolina that allows students to have companion walk with them to Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at UNC Campus Health Services if they feel uncomfortable doing it on their own.

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis. To register for an upcoming course, see the School of Social Work's website.

Students Supporting Students CAPS compiled this list of student groups working to reduce mental health stigma and increase awareness of mental health impacts.

Mental Health Self-Assessments

Mental health screenings are a quick way to see if you or someone you care about may need out reach out to a doctor or mental health care provider. They are not to be used as a substitute for seeking professional help. 

Screening for Mental Health is recommended by CAPS to learn more about your specific mental health needs. 

Other Health Information Resources

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's free, up-to date website for health information. It provides information about diseases, conditions, and wellness topics, as well as treatments, drugs and supplements, and links to the latest medical research.

Drug Information Portal is a gateway to selected drug information from key U.S. government agencies. Search for a drug by its generic or brand name.

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine. 

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