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Feeling stressed out, sad, or overwhelmed? Are you curious as to what you're feeling is normal, or whether it's getting to be out of hand? Are you concerned about a friend's safety? Or just interested in learning more about mental health in general? Check out the resources below - you'll be glad you did.
The PHQ-9 is the 9-item version of the Patient Health Questionnaire, and is well-validated and widely used by clinicians to measure a user's risk level for depression. Your results to this questionnaire will remain anonymous.Take the Survey
Are you in need of immediate assistance? Or just want to talk about what might be going on? Do you have a friend who needs help? Click the link below to get in touch with CAPS and speak directly with an experienced professional.Contact CAPS now
Coming soon: Text anonymously with RAP Line!Contact the RAP-Line
Report of the Task Force on Student Psychological Health and Welfare (February 2015)
1. Increase communication about mental health
2. Make resources more accessible
3. Educate the Penn community about mental health
4. Optimize the resources devoted to CAPS
To read the full report, click here.
HelpU is a Senior Design project created by Penn students as their capstone Engineering project. It is aimed at destigmatizing mental health and increasing awareness on campus. Prompted by recent tragedies at Penn and other universities across the country, HelpU brings mental health out of the woods and into the conversation. HelpU brings everything you need to one place - a diagnostic, a chat platform, general information, and relevant resources - to help you be at your best.
We’re engineering students at the University of Pennsylvania committed to bringing mental health out of the woods and into the conversation.
Natalie is a Senior from Hollywood, FL studying Computer Engineering. She hopes that Penn students use HelpU to empower themselves and their friends.
Chelsea is a senior from Franklin, MA studying Systems Engineering. She believes that HelpU creates a safe space for students to learn and communicate about mental health.
Alon is a Senior from Potomac, MD studying Systems Engineering. He is excited about the potential that HelpU has to help improve the mental health of the greater Penn community.
Dany is a senior and master’s student from Seattle, WA studying Systems Engineering and Psychology. She hopes HelpU will help inspire change in Penn’s mental health landscape.
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