The mental health and well-being of our students at Mercer University is a top priority, especially over the eventful past few years. During the COVID-19 global health crisis, Mercer CAPS started to provide telemental health over a video platform in addition to traditional in person counseling in accordance with evolving professional recommendations for mental health services. We are committed to supporting student mental health while also protecting the health and safety of the members of our community.
In Case of a Mental Health Emergency:
In case of a mental health emergency, please contact the CAPS office at 478.301.2862 Monday-Friday between 8:30am and 5:00pm. If your emergency is after hours, please contact Mercer Police Department at 478-301-2970 if you are on-campus or call 9-1-1 if you are off-campus.
If you or someone you know needs support with suicidal thoughts or questions of non existense, call / text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org (national suicide and crisis line) to reach a live person who can help. 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.
For students currently out-of-state:
In accordance with professional ethical guidelines and the laws pertaining to mental health practice in the state of Georgia, students who have relocated out of state are not currently eligible for ongoing tele-health services from CAPS. However, we are happy to talk with you to help you sort out your concerns, provide continuity-of-care consultations, and help you connect with local resources.