With the stigma surrounding mental health, it is hard to broach discussions over your well-being or your friends’ well-being casually. When I find myself feeling stressed or overwhelmed, I tend to keep it to myself—preferring to deal with my woes alone at the expense or looking like someone unstable or a whiner to my friends, atypical from my customary cheerful persona. Since the onslaught of freshmen year at university, I feel that the university has done a sound job of highlighting and bringing up mental health, essentially breaking the ice. The only complaint I have, however, is resources just tend to fall around CAPS. While this is not the only option, it is the most stressed choice and seems like the only option when discussing mental health. Furthermore, while CAPS is a viable resource, there are problems surrounding it too. For example, making an appointment. In the shoes of someone feeling overwhelmed etc., it is sometimes pertinent to talk to someone now, with waits ranging from days to weeks to make an appointment, that is generally hard. Also, in most scenarios, you would be speaking with a stranger who does not truly understand your perspective. Another resource is talking to your RA, PA (with respect to HSSP) DPSS and ResStaff. There are issues surrounding speaking with ResStaff too if you know this person and will see them around occasionally. Back home, when I felt stressed out or overwhelmed, I generally turned to my parents who expressed understanding and I felt safe from stigma/judgment. Being thousands of miles away, this is a lot harder—but is still usually my go-to choice. I also consider friends as a supportive community to lean on. I think it is also important to escape from the campus bubble for the sake of your well-being too. My question is this: where would you go on campus for mental health prevention or treatment?