Let's Talk

Let's Talk! A CAPS Outreach Program

Let's Talk is a CAPS outreach program that offers students convenient access to brief, informal consultations with a mental health clinician.

Students are encouraged to sign-up and talk about what’s important to them.

Some possible reasons to see a Let’s Talk counselor:

  • Academic struggles

  • Anxiety and nervousness

  • Feeling down/sad

  • Financial anxieties

  • Relationship and family issues

  • Stress

Consultations are free, no appointment is necessary, and students are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis.

All Let’s Talk consultations are confidential. Mental Health records will be taken in accordance with state and federal laws and privacy rights.

Let’s Talk consultations should not be used for emergency purposes. If you are having a mental health emergency, please call CAPS at 479-575-5276 to speak with an on-call clinician.

Fall 2022 Information

Let’s Talk @ The Union - Wednesdays, 1:15pm-2:45pm

These consultations are in-person; first come, first serve

  • Find us near the food court

  • Wednesdays, September 7 - December 7

 

Let’s Talk @ The CORD (Student Success Center)- Mondays, 10:15am - 11:45am

These consultations are in-person; first come, first serve

  • Find us behind the Welcome Desk at the CORD

  • Mondays, September 7 - December 7

Let's Talk FAQs

Let's Talk was developed to reach students in distress and increase access to mental health services and resources. Any student can take advantage of a Let’s Talk consultation, but it’s best for students who:

  • Are unsure about counseling or want to see what it’s like to speak with a mental health clinician;

  • Want mental health expertise, but are not interested in ongoing counseling;

  • Have a specific problem/concern and would like to talk it through with someone; or

  • Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like ideas about what to do.

Even though Let's Talk clinicians are licensed mental health professionals, this program should not be considered a substitute for individual counseling or other mental health treatment. During Let's Talk consultations, the clinician can help students with specific problems and provide insight to what it's like to speak with a counselor.

Let's Talk counselor can also help students decide whether formal counseling at CAPS would be more beneficial and impactful.

CAPS offers 24-hour mental health crisis intervention services for students or those who are concerned about a student. Call 479-575-5276.