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Mental Well-being

Mental Well-being Resources

Center for Awareness, Response, & Education (CARE)

CARE is a confidential space for students impacted by sexual violence, relationship violence or stalking, including friends or partners of survivors.

Searle Hall
633 Emerson Street
Evanston, IL 60208

CARE Website

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS provides a variety of mental health services for full-time/degree-seeking undergraduate, graduate and professional students on the Evanston and Chicago campuses. There is no charge for services.

CAPS Evanston
Searle Hall
633 Emerson Street
Second Floor
Evanston, IL 60208

CAPS Evanston Website

CAPS Chicago
710 N. Lake Shore Drive
Abbott Hall
Fifth Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

CAPS Chicago Website

Medical Leave of Absence

The purpose of a medical leave of absence (MLOA) is to provide students time away from campus for treatment of a physical or mental health condition that impairs a student’s ability to function safely and successfully as a member of our community. 

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Student Assistance and Support Services (SASS)

Through consultation, intervention and advocacy, SASS strives to support, educate and assist students challenged with complex issues, crises and other barriers that impede academic success.

Scott Hall
601 University Place
Lower Level
Evanston, IL 60208

SASS Website


TimelyCare is a free mental health app that provides access to virtual well-being resources, including scheduled counseling, the TalkNow on-demand service, Health Coaching, and Group Sessions.

TimelyCare Website 
iPhone app 
Android App

Wellness at Northwestern

Wellness at Northwestern serves as a hub for students to more easily navigate all eight dimensions of their well-being and connect with support services and resources in a variety of ways.

Wellness Website