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College can be stressful, but Penn’s Counseling and Psychological Services is here to help. CAPS’ services are confidential, free and do not require Penn insurance. Here are some CAPS groups being offered this semester:

Art Therapy Group

Meets: Fridays 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

This group is tailored to those struggling with bulimia, anorexia, binge-eating or those who are currently in recovery . It focuses on self-expressive therapy through art, prompting self acceptance and discussion.

Mindfulness Skills Group

Meets: Thursdays 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., starting Oct. 27 and ending Nov. 17.

This four week program guides students through various mindfulness practices. These mindfulness strategies are a great way to de-stress and cope with any personal issues.

International Peer Support Group

Meets: Fridays 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

This support group is aimed at helping Mandarin-speaking students adjust to Penn life. The International Peer Support Group provides a space for students to discuss their experiences and gain skills to help them become accustomed to life in America.

Tell Us Your Story

Meets: Oct. 27 (Other), Nov. 3 (Courage), Nov. 10 (Displaced), Nov. 17 (Hero) and Dec. 1 (Survivor).

This group discusses issues of marginalization and discrimination at Penn through collaboration and storytelling. Each week is based on a different theme and is led by a trained CAPS employee.