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Free teletherapy is now available for students.

University of Nebraska–Lincoln has partnered with BetterMynd. To learn more and receive a referral to BetterMynd, please call CAPS at (402) 472-7450 and Press 2.

Call (402) 472-7450 for immediate assistance
Crisis Services

Student in Crisis

If you believe your life or someone else’s life is in imminent danger, please call 911.

CAPS offers 24/7 crisis services with our on-call counselor. Call CAPS at 402) 472-7450 and press “4” to speak with the counselor on duty at any time. These services provide an opportunity to speak with a counselor about an immediate crisis, get support and develop a plan to help you manage your crisis.

You decide how you define “crisis.” Examples might include:

  • Suicidal thoughts, intent, plan, and/or other risks of harm to yourself.
  • Homicidal thoughts, intent, plan, and/or other risks of harm to others.
  • A traumatic event occurred recently (e.g., a crime, natural disaster, sexual or physical assault).
  • Someone close to you has recently died.
  • Perceptual disturbances such as hearing things or seeing things that others do not hear or see.
  • Feeling persistently unsafe, a sense of impending doom or danger, or that something or someone wants to hurt you or is out to get you.
  • Currently living without food, clothing, and/or shelter.
  • Unable to care for yourself, such as not eating or sleeping for several days.
  • Having withdrawal symptoms from drugs or alcohol (call 911 for medical assistance).
  • Experiencing uncontrollable panic and unable to calm down.

We’re always here to help! If you’re having a crisis during our regular business hours and want to walk in for crisis services, please call our office at (402) 472-7450. Please note that this option functions like an urgent care clinic where there may be a wait of up to one hour.

Other Crisis Services

Psychiatric medications:

  • If you are having a problem with a psychiatric medication, call the University Health Center: (402) 472-5000
  • If your problem is urgent or involves serious side effects, call or go to the nearest emergency room
    • Nearest emergency room to campus is Bryan Medical Center West (2300 S. 16th St)

Sexual assault and relationship violence:

Frequently Asked Questions