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Resources & Self-Help

Learning about your health and wellness can create a solid foundation for a successful and meaningful experience at Northwestern. These brief screenings are educational, not diagnostic, and can help you determine if you would benefit from connecting with a mental health professional for further evaluation.

Breathe- Streaming Relaxation & Mindfulness Resources

Breathe is a stress management resource, created for Northwestern undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. In Breathe, you will find a variety of guided meditations and breathing practices to help you deal with stress.

We may not be able to eliminate the stresses of life, but we can develop positive coping skills to reduce the negative impact stress has on our mind, body, and spirit. We can decrease perfectionism and self-criticism, as well as enhance our confidence and wellbeing.

WellTrack is an interactive, self-educational, online program that uses Cognitive Behavioral techniques to help you address a range of issues. It includes modules for anxiety & stress, depression, and public speaking. It also includes a mood tracking tool, mindfulness and relaxation exercises, a scheduler/calendar, and a wellness assessment, among other resources.

WellTrack is not a substitute for therapy. If you are not yet connected to care and are interested in learning more about available resources, please click here to schedule an initial consultation at Chicago CAPS.

If you are already connected to mental health services, please inform your treatment provider that you are using WellTrack.

Click here to access WellTrack. You can also download the app for your mobile device. WellTrack is available for all currently enrolled, full-time students at Northwestern. You will need to use your Northwestern email address when signing up, and you will be asked to login using your NetID.

 

Our CAPS staff is here to listen and support you as our nation goes through this election. The stress and uncertainty has been intensified by the global pandemic and ongoing racial injustice. Please take a look at our Coping with Election Stress guide for strategies to care for yourself during these unsettling times.

 

Please also visit our Virtual Workshops and Gathering Spaces for additional programming and support that is available, and take a look at our other online resources for Coping with Recent Events.

 

Students may also schedule an initial consultation to speak with a CAPS counselor and learn more about our services, or they can attend a one-time, informal, drop-in consultation through Let’s (Tele) Talk.