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Mental and emotional wellbeing is a dynamic spectrum. Promotion of mental and emotional health would help every individual cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively, contribute to their community, and realize their own potential.

Our goal is to develop resources and programs to identify, support, and promote mental and emotional health wherever people may fall along the spectrum during different times in their lives. In doing so, we hope to normalize struggles, support ourselves and each other, and recognize and celebrate wellbeing.

Jon Bae, MD, Associate CMO, Asst. Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Danielle Oakley, Ph.D., Director of CAPS, Student Affairs


For Students

Duke Reach
Provides comprehensive outreach services to identify and support students in managing all aspects of their wellbeing; provides case management services including coordination, advocacy, referrals, and follow-up services for students who are experiencing significant difficulties related to mental health, physical health, and/or psycho-social adjustment

Helps students focus on their individual Wellness by looking at the integration of many areas of their life, including financial, social, spiritual, intellectual, mind-body, and environmental; provides individual services, group outreach and act as consultants, as well as a hub of information, on wellness

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Offers many services to Duke undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, including brief individual counseling/psychotherapy, consultation, couples and group counseling, assistance with referrals, outreach education programs to student groups, and more

Duke University Women's Center
Dedicated to helping every woman at Duke become self-assured with a streetwise savvy that comes from actively engaging with the world

Me Too Monologues
An annual show written, produced, and performed by the Duke Community to help express their most intimate hopes and fears

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
Grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness

Peer for You
Student-run resource that provides the space for undergraduate students to reach out and seek feedback and referrals to overcome times of struggle

For Faculty and Staff

Personal Assistance Service (PAS)
Faculty/employee assistance program that offers assessment, short-term counseling, and referrals to help resolve a range of personal, work, and family problems

Success Over Stress
Self-paced program aimed at learning skills for managing stress and gaining perspective on the stressors in life

Mind Your Health Seminars
Free seminar focusing on finding the keys to managing stress in today's busy world