Suspenders Wu

Your source for mental wellness

WSU Counseling and Psychological Services is here to serve you. This site features articles that provide insight into several areas of mental health care, all written by the counselors here at CAPS.

Topics include:

  • Effective communication
  • Body image
  • Self-compassion
  • Sleep hygiene 
  • School stress
  • Mindfulness
  • And more


Featured Articles

Six ways to be more body positive

It can be difficult to figure out how exactly to be more body positive—to both yourself and others. Here are six ways you can be more body positive in your everyday life. 

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Sexual assault and relationship violence: We are here for you

Due to the many different traumatic elements of experiencing relationship violence or sexual assault, many people decide that it’s simply not worth it to try to reach out for help. Please know that your story is safe at Counseling and Psychology Services.

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Kindness: The center of mental health

My perspective, after spending 20 years working in the mental health field, is that kindness is absolutely central to mental health — kindness toward both ourselves and toward others.

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Why proper sleep hygiene is essential for everyone

Every night that we get less sleep than we need, we accumulate “Sleep Debit.” When you don’t sleep well for several nights, you can’t just over-sleep one night and have your sleep debit cleared.

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In association with #WSUWeSupportU

With origins in suicide prevention, the #WSUWeSupportU campaign from CAPS centers around supporting students and their mental health while in college. Resources include academic and financial assistance, personal help information, training and more.

Suspenders Wu

Counseling and Psychological Services

CAPS, located in the Steve Clark YMCA and Student Wellness Center, offers individual, couple and group therapy and campus wide prevention efforts to help support student mental wellness.