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  • As a courtesy, before asking for help, please check Ed as well as the pages under “Help” to see if your question has already been addressed previously.
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Additional Help

Both your academics and your health and wellness are of primary importance at Duke, and the university offers additional resources to help you both academically and in managing your daily stress and self-care:

  • The Academic Resource Center (ARC) offers services to support students academically during their undergraduate careers at Duke. The ARC can provide support with time management, academic skills and strategies, unique learning styles, peer tutoring, learning consultations, learning communities, and more. ARC services are available free to any Duke undergraduate student, in any year, studying in any discipline. (919) 684-5917,
  • DuWell: (919) 681-8421,

Specifically, if your mental health concerns and/or stressful events negatively affect your daily emotional state, academic performance, or ability to participate in your daily activities, many resources are available to help you through difficult times. Duke encourages all students to access these resources:

  • DukeReach Provides comprehensive outreach services to identify and support students in managing all aspects of well-being.
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) include individual, group, and couples counseling services, health coaching, psychiatric services, and workshops and discussions. (919) 660-1000.
  • Blue Devils Care is a convenient and cost-effective way for Duke students to receive 24/7 mental health support through TalkNow and scheduled counseling.
  • Two-Click Support is a Duke Student Government and DukeReach partnership that connects students to help in just two clicks.