On-Campus Mental Health Resources
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
All undergraduate Babson students are eligible for CAPS services for free.
CAPS offers consultations, assessments, short-term counseling, and referrals for long-term counseling, all designed to empower you to thrive at Babson and beyond. Your interactions with CAPS are confidential and are not shared with anyone unless you provide written authorization.
Our team can support you in a number of areas. Common reasons students visit include:
- Homesickness and Adjustment
- Stress and Anxiety
- Race and Identity Related Concerns
- Loneliness and Isolation
- Feeling Down or Sad
- Family/Peer/Relationship Concerns
- Substance Use
- Body Image and Food Concerns
- Financial Stress
- Sexual and Gender Identity Concerns
- Grief and Loss
- Sexual Assault
- Traumatic Events
- Self-Harm and Suicidal Thinking
- Culture Shock and Adjustment
- Impact of COVID-19
Mental Health Services for the Entire Babson Community
As part of being a diverse, global campus, we understand that each member of the Babson community has their own unique experience with the world, influenced by their race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and other protected characertistics. Additionally, global, national, and local events may make specific students feel unheard, unseen, and unsafe. CAPS is committed to affirming and providing care for all of our students who have been directly or vicariously impacted by trauma and other societal factors. We encourage our students to reach out to our services to receive the support they need.
Mental Health Promotion
A partnership between CAPS and Wellness & Prevention Services, Mental Health Promotion (MHP) gives Babson students a range of resources to help promote emotional wellbeing. These include free access to The 10 Minute Mind® daily guided mindfulness practice, sleep kits, and relaxation tools, such as coloring books, fidget sticks, and Silly Putty.
Each year, Wellness & Prevention Service puts on Fresh Check Day, a mental-health focused, stigma-reducing campus event that’s part of a larger program from the Jordan Porco Foundation. It is mainly student-led, and various on- and off-campus sponsors join Babson students for entertainment, information booths and sessions, free food, and giveaways, all to promote awareness of suicide prevention.