Self-Service Mental Health Resources

Penn State World Campus students have access to a variety of self-service resources to support their mental health and well-being at any time. We can also help students connect with mental health providers in their area.

Peer-based communities of inclusion and support can benefit students' well-being. Penn State World Campus students can join a variety of clubs, organizations, and affinity groups. Connect with others who share your identity as well as those having similar interests in your field of study, service initiatives, and other areas of importance. Explore the full list of available student organizations to find involvement opportunities.

Confidential online screenings for a variety of mental health concerns are available through the Penn State University Park Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) website. Screenings take only a few minutes, and results are immediate. 

No identifying information is collected, though you may opt to share your results with a local mental health professional or service provider for further evaluation. Screenings may help identify concerns with:

  • depression
  • bipolar disorder
  • alcohol problems
  • eating disorders
  • generalized anxiety disorder
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

If you are experiencing stress, anxiety, or depression, or hope to develop more resiliency, you can use WellTrack Boost, a self-help platform, to gain support through basic education, facilitated insight, and self-understanding. 

Penn State students can sign up for free, complete a self-assessment, and participate in modules designed to address symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress while also building coping skills and resilience. WellTrack Boost also includes companion iOS and Android phone apps that can help you track your moods and improvements over time. Results can be shared with a provider if you choose. Sign up with WellTrack Boost to get started.

You can use Penn State's access to the Thriving Campus mental health provider database to find a provider in your area. The platform supplies a list of local providers and services, as well as those near other universities that use Thriving Campus. 

Providers in more than 40 states are listed on the platform. If you cannot find a provider via Thriving Campus, you can also use the Psychology Today provider database.