Self-Help & Community Resources
Anonymous Mental Health Screening Tool - How Are You Feeling? This screening tool is completely anonymous and confidential. Immediately following the brief questionnaire you will see your results, recommendations, and key resources.
Choose from four online programs to help you better manage stress, depression, anxiety, and build resilience. Each module takes 20-40 minutes to complete and is based in cognitive-behavioral therapy. You can track your mood and symptoms over time, complete brief self-guided exercises, and learn practical skills that will help you feel better.
SilverCloud Health is free for all Caltech students, and you can complete the modules at your own pace from your computer, tablet, or phone.
- 88.6% of Caltech students found the modules helpful
- 78.7% of Caltech students said the program supports them in making progress toward their goals
Read more about each of the modules:
- Space from Depression Module
- Space from Anxiety Module
- Space from Stress Module
- Space for Resilience Module
- Insomnia and Sleep Issues Module
Telehealth and Virtual Counseling services are included with your United Healthcare Student Resources (UHCSR) student health insurance plan and is provided by HealthiestYou.
Visit the HealthiestYou website to learn more and to register. Students can also call the toll free number on the back of their SR ID Card or access their UnitedHealthcare Student Resources (UHCSR) account to learn more.
Some highlights include:
- Available 24/7
- No appointment necessary
- Use whatever device is convenient (computer, tablet, smartphone, etc.)
Click here to view our community mental health providers list who accept the Caltech United Healthcare Student Resources insurance plan.
Click here to read our resource on depression and suicide including what to do if you or someone you know is suicidal, symptoms of depression, myths about suicide, and how to talk with someone about suicide.
The term "crisis" can mean different things to folks - in general, a crisis is a time of intense difficulty, trouble or danger. It's often a time when our traditional problem-solving approaches fail to bring us back to equilibrium, and we can encounter feelings of hopelessness, sadness, frustration, confusion, and even panic. Please note that the examples above are only some possible crisis scenarios. Counseling Services staff is available for phone or walk-in crisis consultations during regular business hours even if your scenario is not listed above, and phone consultation is available when the office is closed.
- Campus Security Emergency Line: (626) 395-5000 (on campus)
- 9-1-1 (off campus)
- Telephone crisis consultation is available after business hours on weekdays, weekends and holidays by calling the Counseling Services main line at (626) 395-8331 and pressing "2" when prompted. A counselor may follow up with you the next day regarding your use of after-hours support to offer additional support or resources.
Click here to view our resources on alcohol and other drugs. You will find educational information on alcohol, cannabis, cocaine, ecstasy, hallucinogens, opiates, and prescription stimulants. There is also additional information on how to obtain support, along with additional community and online resources.
Click here to view our time management resources. You will find calendars for the term along with app recommendations for productivity and organization.
Note: This is solely for your information only. Caltech is not sponsored by, or otherwise affiliated with these programs.
HeadSpace | iOS, Android | Free Trial, Paid - HeadSpace offers introductory sessions to mindfulness meditation, and has a larger library addressing a variety of topics including anxiety, sleep, and more
Calm | iOS, Android | Free Trial, Paid - Calm is another meditation app with a large library to browse from
Oak | iOS | Free - Oak provides free guided meditation and breathing exercises
Insight Timer | iOS, Android | Free - This meditation app is also completely free and has thousands of guided meditations to choose from
Stop, Breathe & Think | iOS, Android | Free and Paid - Stop, Breathe & Think, the app for meditation & mindfulness, has a unique approach that allows you to check in with your emotions, and then recommends short, guided meditations, yoga and acupressure videos, tuned to how you feel.My Virtual Hopebox | iOS, Android | Free - Virtual Hope Box is a multi-media coping skill app designed for individuals struggling with depression. The four main features of Virtual Hope Box include sections for distraction, inspiration, relaxation, and coping skill options. Daylio | iOS, Android | Free - Micro diary to help track your mood and activities. Daylio creates helpful statistics to help you understand your habits better.
Year in Pixels | iOS, Android | Free - Each pixel represents a day and you can add notes and select the emotions you felt
98point6 | iOS, Android | Paid - On demand text-based primary care that connects you with a physician via your smartphone
notOK | iOS, Android | Free - It's okay to be notOK. This app lets you get immediate support from your friends, family, or peer network. notOK is a digital panic button service to get you immediate support via text, phone call, or GPS location from your trusted contacts when you're struggling to reach out.
Counseling Services has offered the Meditation Mob continuously since October 2014. Each week's session are recorded and made available as MP3s for those who can't attend in person. You'll need Caltech IMSS credentials to log in.
Note: These resources are for informational purposes only. Student Wellness Services does not personally endorse any specific resource.
Planned Parenthood provides reproductive healthcare services and sex education. Hormone replacement therapy and STI testing and treatment are available at all locations. Flu shots are also offered during flu season.
- Planned Parenthood Pasadena
- Planned Parenthood Alhambra
- Planned Parenthood Highland Park
- 10/6/2020: The Eagle Rock location has closed and has been transferred to the new Highland Park location
- Planned Parenthood Glendora
- Planned Parenthood Baldwin Park
Alcohol and other drug resources in the local area
Students are encouraged to utilize a combination of online, community, and campus resources in order to best meet their health needs. You are always welcomed at Student Wellness Services.
Get in touch with us
1239 Arden Rd.
Pasadena, CA 91125
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Closed on Institute Holidays
Health Services: (626) 395-6393
Counseling and Occupational Therapy Services: (626) 395-8331
After Hours Counseling Hotline: (626) 395-8331 and press "2"
Campus Security: (626) 395-5000
Off Campus Emergencies: 911