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Student in Crisis

If you believe your life or somenone 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 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:

  • For urgent concerns, call the Voices of Hope 24-hour crisis line at 402.475.7273 seven days a week for confidential support and assistance
  • Schedule an appointment with a CARE Advocate by calling 402.472.3553

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I intervene for a student who I believe is in crisis?

  • How should I intervene for a student in crisis?

  • How can Counseling and Psychological Services help in the event of a campuswide crisis?

  • I am a parent. What do I do if my student is in crisis?