Student Wellness Support


Student Wellness Online Resources

SJSU Counseling and Psychological Services, a Division of Student Affairs, offers free online workshops and support groups that are available to all iSchool students. These resources are designed to provide students with a safe space for dialogue and reflection, as well as an opportunity to learn life skills and positive ways to improve academic and personal success.

Crisis counseling is also available. Students experiencing a life event that interferes with their academic progress should stay in close communication with their instructor(s) and contact iSchool Student Services for advising, information on how to drop, or to file a withdrawal petition. Please be advised there are university deadlines and documentation involved for withdrawals.

CAPS Life Skills Online Workshops

The Life Skills Workshops are a wonderful opportunity for students to meet online with their peers, learn new skills and strategies, and grow both emotionally and educationally. CAPS workshops cover a variety of themes and topics, such as:

  • Strategies for motivation
  • Setting a habit
  • Creating a planner
  • Self-care
  • Resilience
  • Courage
  • Journaling

Please visit the CAPS website for a list of current workshops and session details.

CAPS Online Groups

Sometimes it helps to talk to others. There are a variety of support and interest groups offered through CAPS for students to interact and connect with each other. Groups are often the most effective way to gain support and encouragement from others, learn how you are perceived by others, gain specific skills to improve your life, and develop relationship skills. Available groups can change and have included:

  • Recognition, Insight, Openness (RIO)
  • International Circle
  • LGBTQ Plus Discussion Group (PRIDE Center)
  • MEN: Meaningful Explorations and Networking
  • Women’s Group
  • CALM (Calming Anxiety and Living Mindfully)
  • Mindful Habits
  • Mindfulness Meditation Workshop Series
  • Healthy Relationships

Please visit the CAPS website for a list of current groups and how to participate.

Recordings and Printable Tips

In addition to the synchronous online workshops and group meetings, CAPS also offers video and audio recordings, tip sheets and other online resources that can be accessed at any time.   

Therapist Assisted Online Self-Help Resource: Your Path to Balance

TAO provides therapy for anxiety and depression. The interactive web-based program helps students bounce back from frustrations and disappointments in life and also aims to increase positive and adaptive behavior. TAO is based on well- researched and highly effective strategies for helping anxiety. 

SJSU Counseling Stress Management Tips

Download for free to your MP3 or listen directly on your computer.

SJSU Counseling Printable Tips on Life Skills and Mental Health Topics

Tip sheets for anxiety, depression, grief and mourning, sleep, stress, and time management.

SJSU Mindfulness Recordings

Mindfulness meditations and recognition, insight, openness recordings.

Wellness and Health Promotion Online Resources

SJSU Eating Well on a Budget
SJSU CHEW Recipe Archive
SJSU Smoking Cessation Resources
NIH Exercise and Physical Activity Tracking Tools
CDC Physical Activity: Strategies and Resources

Crisis and Personal Counseling for iSchool Students

Regular Session students have full access to SJSU Counseling  and Psychological Services for personal and/or crisis counseling. Special Session students are recommended to contact their county’s Behavioral Health Services unit for a referral to a local counseling agency in their community, or their county’s suicide and crisis hotline. National crisis lines include:

National Graduate Students Crisis Line
National Suicide Prevention Life Line
Veterans Crisis Line