Mental Health

Student Resources

Texas Woman's offers several options that help students address mental health and wellness concerns.

TWU Counseling Services

CAPS (TWU's Counseling and Psychological Services) provides short-term therapy and consultation to students who are experiencing emotional and psychological problems that are interfering with their academic performance and personal well-being. Fees for services are already included in students’ previously paid fees. No additional charges are incurred for therapy services.

META is a telehealth resource that offers TWU students access to additional counseling resources beyond TWU CAPS. If there are no appointments at CAPS that work for you or if you prefer to choose your own counselor from a diverse group of licensed Texas mental health care providers with a variety of specialties and interests, you may access up to six (6) free counseling sessions through META.  Use the advanced filters in the app to show providers offering school-sponsored sessions.*

Counseling and Family Therapy Clinic provides therapy services to individuals, individuals in relationships, friends and families, using graduate student therapists from Counseling and Development and Marriage and Family Therapy departments. Fees for services are based on a sliding scale and are typically between $20 and $150 per session.

TWU Crisis Services

CAPS 24-7 Help Line 940.898.HELP

Mental Health Emergency Aid Support

Financial assistance is available for students experiencing challenges paying for mental health care and/or mental health medications. If you need help, complete the application, and if approved, funds will be placed in your TWU account. These funds are limited and intended to provide short-term emergency mental health medication management support. Remember that medical providers at TWU's Student Health Services are able to provide mental health services and prescribe mental health medications as appropriate. If you have any questions, please reach out to Student Health Services to talk through your options at 940-898-3826.

Peer Support

Togetherall is a safe online community where TWU students can anonymously connect with others who understand what you’re going through. Whether you want to get advice, tips or just want someone to listen outside of your friendship group, Togetherall is available to you. You too may be able to help others! Lots of students find Togetherall helpful as you can continue exploring your feelings at your own pace, speak to others in similar situations and make use of different resources without time pressure--all in one platform. Check out this short 1-minute video for a quick overview.

Community Mental Health Services

Local Mental Health Authorities - Located in Denton, Dallas and Harris counties, this list of sources can help you navigate a variety of challenges, including domestic violence, sexual assault, substance abuse, PTSD and more.

Self-Help

Therapy Assistance Online (TAO Connect) includes over 150 brief, effective, educational sessions covering over 50 common topics and skills related to mental health, wellness, and substance use issues. TAO Includes interactive sessions, mindfulness exercises and practice tools all aimed at helping you achieve your goals.

Wellbeing Apps - We reach for our smartphones constantly, so what if you used yours to relax and recharge? Here is a list of the top-rated apps available on Apple and Android devices. 

Wellness Resources

Houston Campus

  • Massage Chair is located in the 8th-floor wellness lounge.
  • Meditation Egg Chair is located in the Pioneer Center for Student Excellence. 
  • Nap Pod is located in an area to the right and back of the Library’s entrance.

Dallas Campus

  • Massage Chair is located in the 3rd-floor Student Life Lounge.
  • Meditation Egg Chair is located in the 3rd-floor Student Life Lounge.
  • Nap Pod is located in an area to the right and back of the Library’s entrance. 

Denton Campus

  • Meditation Egg Chair is located in the Student Union at Hubbard Hall 2nd-floor Quiet Lounge.
  • Nap Pod is located on the Ground Level of the Library in room G01A (requires an active TWU ID for entry into the nap pod area). 

Faculty and Staff Resources

Kognito offers virtual interactive role-play simulations for faculty and staff, allowing users to practice identifying signs of emotional distress, having conversations with students about mental health and making mental health referrals. It can be taken in modules or as a course. 

To access this training:

  • Go to twu.kognito.com
  • Activate your account: All new users must complete the required fields to activate their account:
    • Name
    • Email address -Must be TWU
    • User Type- Must Select ‘Employee’
    • User Role-Must Select one of the following: Full-time Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Administrator, Staff, Grad Student or Other (Undergraduate employees must select other)
    • All other fields are optional
    • Select Submit
  • Complete 7-item Pre-Survey
  • Select the Launch Course option
  • To resume or revisit the course, go to twu.kognito.com and login using TWU credentials.

CAPS (TWU's Counseling and Psychological Services) provides helpful tips on their website that help faculty and staff navigate how to refer a student for services, how to identify students in distress, behavioral intervention and more. The CAPS team is your resource for helping students in need. 

 

Page last updated 4:30 PM, January 9, 2023