#WSUWeSupportU Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides a variety of group counseling services to students in multiple areas of focus and concern.

Group therapy is offered due to its effectiveness in addressing multiple challenges individuals face in their lives as well as the unique experience it provides. CAPS runs various groups per semester to address the ever-changing needs of the WSU campus, and group therapy is always at no additional charge.

If you think group therapy is right for you, speak to your counselor or call 316-978-4792 to set up a consultation. No appointment is needed to join support groups.

Groups are in person at the Student Wellness Center unless otherwise specified.

Process Group: Understanding Self and Others:
2-3 p.m. Wednesdays starting Sept. 20
1-2 p.m. Fridays, starting Sept. 22
3-4 p.m. Fridays, starting Sept. 22

Support Groups (No appointment needed to join):

Neurodiversity Peer Support Group
1-2 p.m. Tuesdays starting Sept. 19 In 225 Ablah Library
Email annette.santiago@wichita.edu for more information.

Trans/GNC Support Group
1-2 p.m. Wednesdays starting Sept. 20 via Zoom
Email rachel.amerson@wichita.edu for more information.

Healing from Trauma Support Group
3-4 p.m. Thursdays, starting Sept. 21
Email advocate@wichitasac.com for more information.

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Counseling and Prevention Services (CAPS) is hosting the Spanish version of the #WSUWeSupportU “Preventing Suicide” training from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, May 12 in 266 Rhatigan Student Center.

Learn about the tools available to support the community and assist someone in need. Students, staff and faculty are welcome to sign up for the training. Sign up on myWSU under the myTraining section or on the CAPS website. All participants will receive a “#TeApoyamos” T-shirt at no additional charge.

The seventh and final step to being a Suspenders4Hope mental health advocate is to refer students in potential distress to Counseling and Prevention Services (CAPS) or submit a concern to the CARE Team.

CAPS encourages faculty and staff to take a proactive role in the mental health needs of Wichita State students.

The sixth step to being a Suspenders4Hope mental health advocate is for faculty and staff to add a “mental health advocate” tag to their email signatures.

Counseling and Prevention Services (CAPS) will feature one step a day for the following two weeks on how to be a mental health advocate. Stay tuned for the last step.

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Step five to being a Suspenders4Hope mental health advocate is for faculty and staff to wear their official Suspenders4Hope T-shirts available at the Shocker Store to showcase their support and advocacy for mental health. They should also post selfies of themselves in the shirt with the hashtag “#Suspenders4Hope.”

Counseling and Prevention Services (CAPS) will feature one step a day for the following two weeks on how to be a mental health advocate. Stay tuned for the next steps.

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The fourth step to being a Suspenders4Hope mental health advocate is to regularly check in on students and encourage them to check in on their peers.

Counseling and Prevention Services (CAPS) will feature one step a day for the following two weeks on how to be a mental health advocate. Stay tuned for the next steps.

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Step three for faculty and staff to be Suspenders4Hope mental health advocates is for them to share their stories, like John Kirk has for his fellow students, and be visible, vocal and vulnerable.

Counseling and Prevention Services (CAPS) will feature one step a day for the following two weeks on how to be a mental health advocate. Stay tuned for the next steps.

Graphic with an image of the Suspenders4Hope T-shirt and the text, "Be a Suspenders4Hope Mental Health Advocate. 2. Complete the free #WSUWeSupportU Preventing Suicide Training and encourage students to complete it, too. You will receive a free Suspenders4Hope shirt" and the "WSUWeSupportU" Counseling and Prevention Services logo.

Step two in becoming a Suspenders4Hope mental health advocate is to complete the “Preventing Suicide” training to learn about the tools available to assist those in need. Participants will receive a Suspenders4Hope T-shirt upon completion of the training.

Faculty and staff can sign up for training through the Suspenders4Hope homepage

Counseling and Prevention Services (CAPS) will feature one step a day for the following two weeks on how to be a mental health advocate. Stay tuned for the next steps.

The first step to being a Suspenders4Hope mental health advocate is to utilize the “WeSupportU” mental wellness in the classroom cards, which offer guidance on exercises faculty and staff can give to students to help improve their mental health.

Counseling and Prevention Services (CAPS) will feature one step a day for the following two weeks on how to be a mental health advocate. Stay tuned for the next steps.

Graphic with a photo of a women in the "Suspenders4Hope" T-shirt and the text, "Be a Suspenders4Hope Mental Health Advocate | WSU faculty and staff, there are seven steps to receive a certificate and recognition as a mental health advocate on campus. Please look for them in the upcoming weeks in WSU Today" and the Counseling and Prevention Services logo.

For Wichita State faculty and staff, there are seven steps to receive a certificate and recognition as a mental health advocate on campus.

Counseling and Prevention Services (CAPS) will feature one step a day for the following two weeks. Stay tuned for how to become a mental health advocate.