Learning to take care of your mental health prepares you for a lifetime of overall
well-being. Our professional counseling staff supports students as they learn skills to reach
their full potential.
Counseling Services During Spring Break and until April 14
While Hope College is operating remotely, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is available to help in the following ways:
- For students who are on campus: CAPS will be available for phone counseling from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. To speak with a counselor, call CAPS at 616.395.7945. A CAPS counselor is also available after hours to speak on the phone with students experiencing mental health emergencies. To access the CAPS on-call counselor, contact Campus Safety at 616.395.7770 and ask to speak with the CAPS on-call counselor.
- For students who are off campus: CAPS will be available for phone consultation from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, to assist in providing counseling referrals for students in their home location. To get help with a referral, contact CAPS at 616.395.7945. If you are away from campus and experience a mental health emergency, contact 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
If you are away from campus while the college is operating remotely and are interested in obtaining mental health services in your area, here are some suggestions on how and where you might access services:
- Contact your local community mental health center.
- Contact your primary care provider for referrals.
- Contact your health insurance provider for referrals.
- National Suicide Hotline: 1.800.273.8255
- Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a crisis counselor
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides a wealth of services and is free for any degree-seeking student.
New at CAPS
In an effort to provide quicker access to services, CAPS will be making some changes this semester. Our new model of care will allow for same-day access to 30-minute appointments on a first-come, first-served basis. Follow-up sessions will be tailored to meet students' needs. Our services will continue to include group and individual therapy and referrals when appropriate. As always, crisis appointments are available as needed.
Many students experience personal, relational, spiritual, social or academic difficulties they cannot fully resolve on their own. We offer tools to help you:
- Address personal problems that interfere with academic success
- Adjust to college life, pressures and changes
- Resolve life crises that threaten success in college
- Explore questions of faith and how that impacts daily living
- Cope with problems which stem from medical or physical concerns
- Provide referral for medication evaluation
- Succeed in college while coping with mental illness
Our team provides individual and group therapy for students, orientation for parents, training for faculty and staff, and stress-reducing events during exam weeks.
Would you like to know more? Call our office (616.395.7945) to schedule a time to speak to a CAPS staff counselor. After a few initial questions, you'll hear about opportunities and work with our professional team to determine next steps.
Bultman Student Center115 East 12th StreetSuite 203Holland, MI 49423