Mental Health

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Office of Student Experience

CARE Team, Counseling, Crisis Hotline

  • CARE Team - CalArts Response and Evaluation, looks into student issues when someone’s concerned about a student (sim. To BIT Behavior Intervention Team) *CARE Form submitted online 
  • Counseling - therapists can make referrals
    • 12 free sessions included with tuition
    • Walk-in hours
  • Crisis hotline (blue card)
  • Yoga on Sundays taught by certified student
  • Accomodations - electronic version ready by Fall 2020
  • Health & Happiness Weeks - Student Activities
  • Mindfulness workshops (StudentXP x CLW)

The Center for Life & Work

Job Advising, Work/Life Balance

  • One-on-one advising, open to setting up a four year plan, budgets, job search etc.
  • Mental health/work/life balance and life skills (self management, time management, etc.) workshops (Winter Session course!)
  • Service Learning opportunities - day of painting mural at shelter, etc.
  • Independent studies with non profits!
  • CLW page

Residence Life

Recreation Space, RA Training

  • Mom’s Cafe recreation space - “living room of campus”, open to non-dorm residents
  • RA training - mandated reporters are trained to handle mental health crisis

Library & Information Resources

Recreation Space

Physical spaces - open to all CalArts students

(place of community/gathering)

Academic Advising

Course-load Management

Staff will work with students who were overwhelmed by Course Advising Day or who have other stresses about courseload/degree audit;

International Students: Jessica Forrest

Therese Colvin:


Information compiled by the Wellness Committee.

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