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Suicide Prevention

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You are not alone.

Are you feeling stressed, anxious, hopeless, isolated or on edge? Have you noticed a friend who is feeling this way? Universities can sometimes feel big and lonely, but the fact is that many people at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln care about your well-being. You don’t have to deal with stress alone.

If you are thinking about suicide or if you are concerned about your well-being or the well-being of a friend, get help immediately. Tell an advisor, friend, or family member. Residence assistants, residence directors, faculty, and staff are trained to respond to this type of situation. Sharing your concern for a friend or letting others know the difficulty you’re facing is the first step. You are not alone.

Counseling and Psychological Services can help.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, call (402) 472-7450.
Follow the prompts for after-hours assistance. Help is available 24/7.

Have you experienced a personal, psychological or physical trauma recently? Has your level of distress increased significantly? Has someone asked you to visit CAPS or another mental health resource? Are you having thoughts or have you made a plan to hurt yourself or others? Has a friend, intimate partner or family member hurt you physically or emotionally?

For non-crisis matters, schedule an appointment with Counseling and Psychological Services by calling (402) 472-7450, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To learn how you can help prevent suicide, attend REACH© Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training available to students, staff and faculty.

Suicide Crisis Hotlines

CenterPointe 24-hour crisis line: (402) 475-6695

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1 (800) 273-TALK (8255)
24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

LGBT-specific suicide hotline:
Trevor Life Line: 1-866-4-U-TREVOR or 1 (866) 488-7386

Suicide Prevention Resources

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Police: (402) 472-2222

REACH Suicide Prevention Training:

Suicide Prevention Resource Center:

The Jed Foundation:

ULifeline Suicide Prevention:

Mental Health Counseling

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Counseling and Psychological Services: (402) 472-7450
Appointments available Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

LGBTQA+ Resource Center Liaison: Dr. Scott Winrow –

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Counseling and School Psychology Clinic: (402) 472-1152
Offering affordable, confidential counseling for students and community members.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Psychological Consultation Center (PCC): (402) 472-2351
Offering affordable, confidential counseling for students and community members.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Employee Assistance Program: (402) 472-3107 or 1 (800) 755-2655
If you are a University of Nebraska-Lincoln employee, call the Employee Assistance Program.

For more information about Suicide Prevention and related information in Nebraska: