Need help now? Text "START" to 741-741 or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

If you need immediate help

Text: START to 741-741

Call: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

It’s easy to procrastinate getting help, but reaching out for support is the first step to feeling better. Most campuses offer confidential counseling services or can help connect you with resources in your community. Just talking about what’s going on can help you feel better, so take that first step by reaching out for help or opening up to a trusted friend or family member. There are ways to feel better, but you have to tell someone what you’re going through.

Here are some other resources that can help you decide when it’s time to reach out for help:

24-Hour Hotlines

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    Chat now: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
  • The Trevor Lifeline (Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth)
    866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386)
  • CDC-INFO (Formerly known as the CDC National STD and AIDS Hotline)
    1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
  • Veterans’ Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255), press 1
  • Treatment Referral Hotline (Substance Abuse)
    1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline

    24-hour online hotline: https://ohl.rainn.org/online/

    1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)
  • National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
    1-866-331-9474
  • Crisis Text Line

    Get Help Now: Free, 24/7, Confidential

    Text START to 741-741

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Resources on your campus:

University of Kansas

1200 Schwegler Dr, # 2100
Lawrence, Kansas 66045
785-864-2277

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Call 24-hour telephone crisis counseling services at: 785-841-2345, or, 800-273-8255. CAPS Personal Counseling Services can help students with issues related to adjusting to college and other psychological, & interpersonal problems. Call: 785-864-2277.

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS Personal Counseling Services can help students with issues related to adjusting to college and other psychological, interpersonal, and family problems. Individual and group sessions are available.

Counseling and Psychological Services is open:

Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

After-hours messages may be left on the CAPS answering machine. Messages will be answered the next business day. If you or someone you know needs service outside of CAPS hours, resources in the community include:

Lawrence Memorial Hospital — 785-749-6162

Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center — 785-843-9192

Headquarters Counseling Center — 785-841-2345

https://caps.ku.edu/
785-864-2277

University of Kansas Emergency Contact Information

Call or text the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text “START” to 741-741. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national 24-hour toll-free suicide prevention and intervention telephone resource that provides immediate assistance to individual in suicidal crisis by connecting them to the nearest available suicide prevention and mental health service providers.

Headquarters also provides a 24-hour telephone counseling service for individuals experiencing crisis and seeking counseling, support and/or referral for additional services. Call 785-841-2345. This service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Counseling and Psychological Services: Students who visit CAPS have a variety of interests and concerns. Many students seek help for psychological, interpersonal, family problems and other issues related to succeeding at the university. Individual, couple and group sessions are available. CAPS staff are also available for consultation to students who may have concerns about another student or friend or about a particular situation. CAPS staff members are also available to consult with faculty and staff regarding such issues.

To make an appointment, simply call 785-864-CAPS or come by the office. CAPS offices are fully accessible to people with disabilities.

Counseling and Psychological Services is open:

Monday, Thursday, Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

After-hours messages may be left on the CAPS answering machine. Messages will be answered the next business day. If you or someone you know needs service outside of CAPS hours, resources in the community include:

Lawrence Memorial Hospital — 785-749-6162
Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center — 785-843-9192
Headquarters Counseling Center — 785-841-2345

The Student Conduct Review Team assists KU students, faculty and staff who have concerns about a specific student’s behavior and don’t know where to turn. The SCRT engages in activities designed to: educate the university community in the early detection and reporting of potentially dangerous behavior; assist in the assessment of reported disturbing student behavior, provide referrals to appropriate resources, provide consultation regarding behaviors of concern and address concerns for safety which are directly related to student behavior.

To contact the SCRT, please refer to the following methods:

Imminent danger cases:

In cases involving the high likelihood of imminent danger, call 911 immediately.

All other cases:

Please call 785-864-4060 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and state that you have a matter for the SCRT.

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