The Mental Wellness Button Campaign was created by PAAGSA to promote mental wellness at Penn through meaningful conversations with our peers. Everyone can feel stressed, isolated, and hopeless at times. It can be difficult to know whom we can talk with when we have these feelings. Fears of judgment and being vulnerable can prevent us from asking for help and support when we need it most. By wearing this button, you can signal to the Penn community that it's normal and healthy to talk with our peers about mental wellness, and that the mental wellness of everyone at Penn matters.
Disclaimer: Talking with our peers is helpful, but it is also important to speak with a professional if you or someone you know is in need of additional support, especially during a crisis. Below are some resources that many have found useful:
CAPS is the student counseling center for Penn. All counseling services are free and confidential.
A peer help line that provides peer support, information, and referrals to any and all students of the University of Pennsylvania. The service is open to all students who wish to share a problem, are in need of information, or just want to talk to someone about anything on their mind.
215-573-2727 (9PM to 1AM nightly)
For anyone going through an emotional crisis or is thinking about suicide, you can speak to a trained crisis counselor. The Lifeline operates 24/7 and provides translation services.