The impact of the coronavirus on our lives has been deep and far-reaching. It is widely recognized as a major source of mental distress caused by fears for our personal health and the health of our loved ones. Magnifying these fears are financial and housing insecurities the pandemic has caused as well as changes to our sense of normalcy and control. There are resources available to help you manage these concerns.
All Mills students are eligible for eight free counseling sessions per academic year. Students living on campus or in the Alameda, Contra Costa, or San Francisco counties will continue to have access to the College's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) staff for remote appointments and teletheraphy. We have a full-time staff of experienced counselors from a broad range of backgrounds. CAPS staff offers crisis intervention, time-limited individual and group psychotherapy, resources, and referrals for Mills students. Our licensed clinicians train and supervise our pre-doctoral psychology staff. Appointments can be made by calling 510.430.2111. We can also refer you to counseling resources in the community.
Students living outside of Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco counties can access free remote mental healthcare through a new telehealth service: Mills Remote Healthcare. Services include on-demand 24/7 access to a mental health professional through TalkNow and scheduled counseling sessions with a licensed counselor for ongoing counseling. To register for and access telehealth services, visit Mills Remote Healthcare or download the Timely MD app.
As a Mills faculty or staff member, you may benefit from using our Employee Assistance Program (EAP). This is a free and confidential service that gives you access to counseling assistance and professional resources at no cost for emotional, financial, legal, and work-life concerns. with mental health providers, financial consultants, and other types of professional services. Managers can also seek assistance to support others during this emotional time. You can access our EAP via telephonic or video appointments using most smartphones, tablets, and computers.
Contact the Mills Employee Assistance Program:
Phone: 1.800.316.2796 (24/7 access)