CAPS provides face-to-face counseling service to students on campus and virtual counseling service to students who cannot travel back to campus yet.
CAPS is committed to creating an environment that is educationally inspiring, physically and psychologically safe, and accessible and accepting of all gender expressions and identities, of all races, ethnicities, nationalities, faith communities and sexual orientations. CAPS aims to provide excellent assistance to the distressed and injured, aid in eradicating those situations and conditions that result in psychological problems, and will promote and nurture positive mental health and happiness on the Duke Kunshan campus.
With heavy hearts, we recognize the increasing violence and hate toward Asian and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities, including the most recent anti-Asian shooting violence in metropolitan Atlanta, U.S. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) stands in solidarity with the AAPI communities and strongly condemning racism, xenophobia, and bias-motivated violence of any kind. While racial discrimination and violence towards Asian communities are not new, the pandemic has led to more anti-Asian rhetoric, discrimination, and physical assaults toward Asian communities across the globe. Direct and indirect exposure to such events can be stressful and traumatizing, resulting in many emotional reactions, such as grief, sadness, sorrow, shame, rage, fear, confusion, and isolation. All of these feelings are extremely human. Please be compassionate with ourselves and others during hard times, and create moments to slow down, take a breath, and remember that we are not alone. CAPS is always here to support.
There is much beyond our control during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you find yourself feeling anxious and overwhelmed, you are not alone. We hope the following online resources will provide you some calm, insight and connection. Together, we can get through this! Here is a universal mantra for us: “This, too shall pass.”
Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education (JED) has authorized the Research Center of Crisis Prevention and Intervention for Jiangsu Province University Students to develop and operate a free counseling hotline for all the students enrolled in the universities in Jiangsu Province.