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USU HELPS: Helping Everyone Learn to Prevent Suicide

This training is for any members of USU community who want to assist other USU students in distress by reaching out and connecting them to right resources. The training will cover signs of psychological distress, warning signs of suicide, review of available mental health resources, and ways to reach out. All trainings are currently offered virtually over Zoom

How to get involved

To register as an individual for the following open sessions:

For faculty, staff and administrators



  • March 30 (Tuesday) 4:00-5:00pm
  • April 6 (Tuesday) 12:30pm – 1:30pm
  • April 14 (Wednesday) 12:00pm – 1:00pm

For students


April 6 (Tuesday) 11:00am – 12:00pm

To request a training for your group (minimum of 8 people. Please request at least 3 weeks in advance)

Group Request

Contact information: Eri Bentley

On Campus Mental Health Resources

Counseling and Psychological Services

CAPS supports student mental health development and self-reliance through short-term individual therapy, group therapy, workshops, referrals to outside long-term resources, and self-guided resources. Services are confidential and available at no cost to qualified students (9 undergraduate credits or 6 graduate credits).

Telehealth Services

  • Individual Therapy (30 or 50 minute sessions, typically short-term)
  • Single-session Therapy
  • Crisis Support (typically within 48 hours)
  • Initial Needs Screening (Initial Consultation)
  • Group Therapy
  • Community Referral Coordination (Case Management)
  • Workshops
  • Psychological and Psychoeducational Assessment (e.g., Personality Disorders, ADHD, and Learning Disorders)
  • Couples Therapy

If you live outside of Utah, some of the services might not be available due to licensure restrictions. In such cases, CAPS will assist connecting you to resources in your area.

Sorenson Center for Clinical Excellence Behavioral Health Clinic

The Behavioral Health Clinic within the SCCE has providers from Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work, and Psychiatry who offer a variety of mental health and wellness services. Many clinicians are graduate students in training. Most services are charged based on a sliding scale fee, and insurance is accepted for some services.

Telehealth Services

  • Individual Therapy (50 minutes)
  • Short-Term Therapy
  • Long-Term Therapy (>10)
  • Integrated Assessment (e.g., Autism, ADHD, and Learning Disorders)
  • Weekly Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Evening Hours
  • Psychiatry (medications)

Student Health and Wellness Center

Wellness Telehealth Services

  • Short-term Individual Therapy
  • Psychiatry (medications)
  • Alcohol, Tobacco and Drug Prevention
  • Tobacco Cessation Education and Help
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • General Medical and Urgent Care
  • Women’s and Men’s Specific Health Care

Sexual Assault and Anti-Violence Information Office (SAAVI)

SAAVI is a campus-based office providing safe, confidential therapy, advocacy, and information to the USU community about interpersonal violence, including; stalking, hazing, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and dating or domestic violence. SAAVI advocates are trained to help survivors navigate resources and reporting options both on and off campus. Services are free of charge to qualified students, faculty, and staff.

Telehealth Services

  • Confidential Advocacy Support (including services on and off campus)
  • Initial Consultation
  • Community referral coordination
  • Reporting to the Office of Equity and/or law enforcement
  • Seeking supportive measures through the Office of Equity
  • Confidential Therapy (only for trauma related to interpersonal violence)
  • In-Person Services
  • Sexual Assault Forensic Exam Accompaniment (off campus)

Which Department Can Help Me Improve My Mental Wellness?

The following table can help guide you in contacting the department that is best fit to meet your needs and lend you the support you need.

  CAPS SHWC SAAVI SCCE Behavioral Heal Clinic Community Providers ER SafeUT
Individual Therapy - 30 min X X X        
Individual Therapy - 50 min X   X X X    
Short-Term Therapy X X X X X    
Long-Term Therapy (>10) LIMITED LIMITED X X X    
Therapy For Sexual Violence Survivors X X X X X    
Interpersonal Violence Advocacy Support     X        
Sexual Assault Forensic Exam Accompaniment     X        
Group Therapy X   X   SOME