Swarthmore FLI Council


Mental Health

Mental Health at Swarthmore

First-Generation students face many unique stressors when transitioning to college, and they can persist throughout their college years. Whether your mental health problems are pre-existing or new, Swarthmore offers some resources to help support you during your time here. 

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS is located inside the Worth Health Center,  directly to the left of the Benjamin West Parking Lot. While you are at Swarthmore, your student health insurance will cover appointments with counseling services. If you choose to seek medication, your student insurance will likely cover the majority of the costs. Depending on your medication you may pay less than~$5 for treatment. If your medication becomes too expensive, you may ask your provider to switch or change your treatment.


Students will be able to request appointments here beginning August 22, 2022. Office hours will resume on Tuesday, August 23, 2022.  You can read their FAQ here. 


Swarthmore College has partnered with Talkspace, where students can access licensed therapists through video, text, and voice messaging, and licensed psychiatrists through video.  Counselors offer support and guidance through talk therapy, and cannot prescribe medication. Psychiatrists and nurse practitioners are licensed medical providers who specialize in mental health treatment and can provide personalized medication management. Please note that Talkspace psychiatrists are unable to prescribe medication categorized as a Controlled Substance, such as stimulants and benzodiazepines. 

Join Talkspace Here: https://www.talkspace.com/swarthmore





FLI Student Feedback Spring 2022

We know this is a busy time for everyone, us included. The end of the semester is approaching, and we would like to get your feedback to ensure we are doing our best to support FLI students in the ways they would prefer, for the remainder of this semester and for future semesters.
Please take some time to complete this anonymous short survey. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Jasmine Owens (jowens2@swarthmore.edu).

[Image Attached] Pink Flower surrounded by green leaves with “Spring Feedback”

Swarthmore Questbridge and FLI Council Game Night! (3/25 7:30PM @ Singer Hall 227)

[Image Attached] QB +FLI Game Night | March 25th 7:30 PM | Singer Hall 227 | Snacks, Games, and You? | A. Yes or B. Yes

In-person game night on Friday, March 25, at 7:30 pm in Singer 227 (Engineering Student Lounge). We will have SNACKSMUSIC, and SMASH BROS+MARIO KART TOURNAMENT. Come destress and play with fellow FLI students who love playing board games. Board games include Catan, Exploding Kittens, and many more. Everyone is welcome to come and bring their own board games! Bring your friends!