Suicide Prevention


  • CAPS offers 24-hour emergency mental health services for students, faculty and staff—call 479-575-5276.

  • If you or someone else is an immediate danger to self or others, call 9-1-1. 

We care about you. You matter. You’re important to this community. If you are having thoughts of suicide, please reach out. CAPS always has a mental health professional available for emergency consultations in-person (during normal business hours) and by phone.

  • CAPS is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays.

  • After normal business hours, on weekends, and during University breaks/holidays, a mental health professional is available for emergency phone consultations—call 479-575-5276.

If you need to talk to someone, but are not currently experiencing a mental health emergency, or you are seeking help for someone who is not a student:

  • The Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides the caller with an available crisis counselor at a local (or as close to local) crisis center in their network.

1-800-273-8255 (Veterans - Press 1)

Spanish: 1-888-628-9454 

Hearing impaired: 1-800-799-4889

  • The Crisis Text Line provides help to anyone in the U.S about any type of crisis. A live, trained crisis counselor receives the text and responds quickly. Text HOME to 741741

  • The Trans Lifeline has a high call volume and do not have the volunteers to handle all the calls at times. They work closely with Suicide Prevention Lifeline to be more trans-aware and refer people to call SPL if they cannot talk to someone at Trans Lifeline. 1-877-565-8860

  • The Trevor Lifeline is a crisis intervention and suicide prevention line for LGBTQ youth - 1-866-488-7386

Suicide Prevention

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college-age individuals, which is why CAPS partners with a wide range of campus groups and departments to build comprehensive initiatives for suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention. CAPS also works closely with the campus community when affected by a suicide. 

CAPS is constantly searching for innovative ways to spread prevention efforts throughout the campus community.  

Suicide prevention efforts are represented at many events throughout the academic year including Suicide Prevention Week every September. 

Departments and student groups interested in receiving more personalized training, presentations, discussions or representation at an event are encouraged to contact CAPS at 479-575-5276.

Learn more about suicide prevention at or by calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Crisis text line 741-741.