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What Great Minds Can Do banner outside of the Walsh Library.

Great Minds Dare to Care

The Great Minds Dare to Care is a University-wide collaborative suicide prevention initiative designed to foster shared responsibility for building a community of care at Seton Hall University. This initiative will provide all Seton Hall Community members with opportunities to engage in trainings, resources, and activities, that will promote tools and strategies for managing mental health and helping others. A sense of community and belonging is a major factor associated with student wellness and the prevention of suicide.

Ways to Dare to Care 

Togetherall is an anonymous, online, mental health support community. Register using your SHU email address by clicking here

Kognito is a suite of online simulations designed to build confidence in students when faced with challenges. Key simulations include Alcohol & Other Drugs Education, Sexual Misconduct Prevention, and At-Risk Mental Health for Students. Starting in Fall 2021, log onto BlackBoard via PirateNet to access the simulations

The Great Minds Dare to Care initiative is excited to offer current Seton Hall students a free one-year subscription to Headspace. The Headspace app serves as a guide to meditation and mindfulness to help you focus on your mental health and wellbeing while being a student. Begin your journey today to improve your sleep, intentional and health focused habits, and lower overall stress levels.

Make a Dare to Care ProgramGreat Minds Dare to Care Lockup

Your organization is invited to submit a proposal to request Dare to Care support of your wellness program. Whether you need funding to bring a speaker to campus or some extra resources and materials to elevate your program to the next level, we are here to help you make a difference in our community. Qualified programs should have a focus on mental health & wellness and/or suicide prevention. Visit the program proposal form for more information and to apply.

Faculty Resources

Faculty are encouraged to review this page of resources and download this Quick Reference Guide for Helping Students and this Supporting Students in Distress Resource Packet.

Get Involved

The Seton Hall University Dare to Care Peer Educators are a group of undergraduate students who provide education and resources to the SHU community related mental health awareness and suicide prevention. Applications to become a Dare to Care Peer Educator open October 1st and close November 1st.

Apply Now 

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS is located on the second floor of Mooney Hall, Room 27. Stop by or call us during regular business hours, Monday -Friday, 8:45 a.m.- 4:45 p.m. or call (973) 761-9500 to schedule an appointment.

24-HOUR Emergency Number

(973) 275-HELP (4357)
Use is limited to Seton Hall students who have a psychological emergency.


Blicks spelling out 7 Ways to Dare to Care for Your Mental Health This Fall

Self-care is an important part of overall student wellness. With Seton Hall University being granted $250,000 by the State of New Jersey to fund its Great Minds Dare to Care Initiative, there has never been a better time for Great Minds to begin their self-care journey. There are new resources available for you to explore and Seton Hall is there every step of the way as you begin your self-care journey! Read more.

Great MindsUniversity Receives $250,000 Grant to Fund Great Minds Dare to Care Campaign

Seton Hall University has been granted $250,000 by the State of New Jersey to fund its Great Minds Dare to Care initiative. Provided through the NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the grant supports the University's ongoing efforts to change attitudes about mental health and mental illness, eliminate barriers to accessing mental health care and to foster a sense of community and caring. Read more