When is someone hospitalized for a mental health reason?
Mental health hospitalizations are rare events at Yale and take place after careful assessment of a student’s condition. Safety concerns are the most important consideration in making decisions about psychiatric conditions. A student can be hospitalized in situations where there is the likelihood of serious harm to him/herself or others.
Some students go to Mental Health & Counseling for just a few visits while others come for ongoing therapy. Decisions about the appropriate treatment are made on an individual basis.
Students seek counseling for many different reasons, including:
Are there screenings available to help me determine if I might need counseling?
Yale Health offers free, anonymous, and confidential online screenings to Yale students. Only the student sees the results of the screening.
The purpose is to help students determine if a consultation with a mental health counselor would be helpful.
Who is eligible?
Every eligible Yale student enrolled at least half time in a Yale degree program is eligible for counseling at Mental Health & Counseling completely free of charge regardless of whether they have waived Yale Health Hospitalization/Specialty Care coverage.
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