"Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that."
The Atlanta CAPS office provides services to currently-enrolled Mercer students (e.g., Mercer's Atlanta campus and area programs). Do you want to know how to initiate services? Maybe you would like to put a face to the names of those you might meet. All of that information and more can be found here. Welcome!
CAPS-Atlanta continues to provide our standard array of services, including the option of telemental health (TMH). Our emphasis during the pandemic is supporting Mercer students safely and effectively! Updates about CAPS services will be posted here, as appropriate.
Call (678) 547-6060 to learn more about services!
In Case of Emergency:
In case of emergency, please contact Mercer Police Department at 678-547-6358 if you are on the Atlanta campus, or call 9-1-1 if you are in the United States off-campus.
In addition, students can access the free Georgia Crisis and Access Line at 1-800-715-4225 for either crisis assistance or assistance with locating mental health resources in their area.
CAPS conducts 30-minute Initial Screening appointments by phone for currently-enrolled Mercer students. Please call CAPS at 678-547-6060 to request an appointment. CAPS also continues to make available the option of TMH appointments (as clinically appropriate) via HIPAA-compliant secure video conferencing available through Tao Connect.
CAPS encourages Mercer students to visit our library of behavioral health resources available to you at no cost through Tao Connect: https://counseling.mercer.edu/atlanta/taoconnect/. Tao can be used as a self-care resource and/or integrated into sessions with a counselor. Tao and counseling go hand-in-hand, providing modules of selected content to help you build useful skills and perspectives, while using check-ins with a counselor to monitor progress and encourage further growth.
CAPS is conducting an assessment of student needs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mercer students have focused our efforts, in part by responding to our questionnaire; if you have not yet completed this questionnaire, we encourage you to do so now:
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, CAPS staff members have identifed various resources for best supporting students, building community, and enhancing resiliency. Please see the side menu (upper left) under COVID-19 RESOURCES for more information.
For students currently out-of-state:
In accordance with professional ethical guidelines and the laws and regulations pertaining to mental health practice in the state of Georgia, students who have relocated out of state are not currently eligible for ongoing telemental health services from CAPS. However, we are happy to help students sort out concerns, provide continuity-of-care consultations, and help connect students with local resources.
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