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:

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

    Get Help Now: Free, 24/7, Confidential

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Tulane University

6823 St. Charles Ave
BLDG 14 (Science & Engineering)
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118-5698

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

Tulane University Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers a range of confidential services to Tulane students including individual, group, psychiatric services and alcohol and drug assessments/counseling. For the Tulane community, we offer outreach, organizational consulting, crisis management and more. CAPS is a department within the Division of Student Affairs.

CAPS also functions as a training facility for Tulane students pursuing advanced degrees in mental health services. Each academic year, pre-doctoral interns and psychiatric residents are chosen to train at the Center. They receive supervision from our staff of licensed psychologists, psychiatrists and other professionals.

Tulane University Emergency Contact Information

If you’re having thoughts of suicide or any type of self-harm, help is just a phone call away. Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK to speak with a trained professional and get connected to a mental health provider in your area. It’s available 24 hours a day nationwide. You can also dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

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