The CAPS staff is mourning the loss of Dr. Gregory Eells, our Executive Director. Greg's leadership and compassion for others has made a lasting impact on us all, across the Penn community and at counseling centers around the country. He was loved and respected by us and so many others who knew him. We come together in knowing that he is missed and that his life and contribution is meaningful.
So much of what it means to be human is to hold the multiple emotional experiences that are existing within each of us at any given moment. It is normal in the grief process to feel both sadness and joy, ambiguity and clarity, uneasiness and contentment, unsteadiness and groundedness…and the list goes on and on. As a community, we may experience a range of emotions in the coming days and months that may or may not be expected. Remember to pay attention to these emotions, to be kind to yourself and, most importantly, to seek help and support from a mental health professional, a cultural or spiritual resource, and from loved ones.
Part of the human experience is acknowledging how ‘caring for' and ‘being cared for' are not mutually exclusive. In the face of immense loss, we at CAPS have felt overwhelming and heartwarming support from the wider Penn community and from our colleagues across the country. We are also actively caring for and receiving care from each other in addition to leaning on our own personal and professional supports.
Continue to seek us out if you need mental health care, lean on each other, and reach out to members of our Penn community if you need help. As we are here for each other, we are here for you.
REGULAR OFFICE HOURS:
MONDAY | FRIDAY 9:00am - 5:00pm
TUESDAY | WEDNESDAY | THURSDAY 9:00am - 7:00pm
SATURDAY 10AM - 3PM
Please bring your PennCard to show to the building guard on your way to our suite.
A Caring Community
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is the counseling center for the University of Pennsylvania. CAPS offers free and confidential services to all Penn undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. CAPS helps students adjust to university life, manage personal and situational challenges, develop coping strategies, and grow personally and professionally. CAPS' trained clinicians offer individual and group therapy. Students can access CAPS in a variety of ways, depending on their individual situation.
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