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We're glad you're here and we're here to help.

If you or someone you know is in crisis or has urgent needs, help is available 24/7. During CAPS business hours, drop-in appointments are available by coming into CAPS and letting the front desk know that you need an urgent appointment. After business hours, you can call or text 988 or access any of the resources in the boxes below.

  • If you believe your life is in imminent danger and you cannot keep yourself safe, or you or someone else has decided to seriously harm or kill yourself/themselves or someone else, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room, Lawrence Memorial Hospital (325 Maine St., Lawrence, KS 66044) or the Douglas County Treatment & Recovery Center (1000 W 2nd St., Lawrence, KS 66044). 

  • The Lawrence Mobile Response Team (MRT) is also available to come directly to the student to assess the situation and decide what the next steps are. To access the MRT, contact the Kansas Suicide Prevention Headquarters 785-841-2345

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Other Support Resources

Quick Access Crisis Support

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Student Support Program

CAPS partners with the Student Support Program* to connect students to in the moment support from Masters-level counselors. Students receive the help they need in their own native language (150+ languages supported), whether they are at home, on campus, or abroad. 24/7 & 365 and 100% free! *The Student Support Program is going through a name change and you may see MySSP and TELUS Student Support Program used interchangeably until the transition is complete.
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Kansas Suicide Prevention HQ

If you or a loved one needs help or wants to talk, KSPHQ in Lawrence, KS is available everyday: 24/7 & 365. All calls are free and confidential.

Local Crisis Line:785-841-2345.
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988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

If you're thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States.

Lifeline: call or text 988
Online chat also available through the link below:

More Quick Access Crisis Support

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Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741-741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime. Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.

Text STEVE to 741-741 to be connected with a volunteer Crisis Counselor who specializes in supporting young people of color.
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The Trevor Project

Trevor Project trained counselors understand the challenges LGBTQ young people face. They will listen without judgement and you may share as much or as little as you would like.

Text START to 678-678
Call 866-488-7386
Or chat on the web via the link below
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The Trans Lifeline

The Trans Lifeline connects trans people to the community support and resources they need to survive and thrive. The Hotline is a 24/7 peer support phone service run by trans people for our trans and questioning peers.

24/7 Hotline: 877-565-8860.

Local Interpersonal Violence Support

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KU CARE Coordinator

The CARE Coordinator is here to support student-survivors and help them navigate university and community systems. CARE Coordinator services are free, confidential, and optional. Support is available to students of all identities and experiences. The CARE Coordinator is not mandated to report incidents to university officials or the police.

CARE services are generally available Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
If you have questions or want to set up a time to talk, don’t hesitate to email or call 785-864-9255.
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The Care Center

The Care Center provides numerous free and confidential services. Services can be accessed at any time in a survivor's life, regardless of when a traumatic event has occurred. Services offered include: 24/7 advocacy and response, therapy and support groups, and prevention & education.

24/7 Support: 785-843-8985
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The Willow Domestic Violence Center

The Willow strives to build safer communities through shelter, services, and support to survivors of domestic violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, and human trafficking. Their services include advocacy, support groups, shelter, and a 24/7 support phone line.

24/7 Support: 785-843-3333

Nationwide Interpersonal Violence Support



RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country.

RAINN offers free and confidential support through their hotline which is available through online chat, phone, and mobile app.

Call 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE)
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StrongHearts Native Helpline

StrongHearts Native Helpline is a 24/7 confidential and anonymous culturally-appropriate domestic and sexual violence helpline for Native Americans.

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National Domestic Violence Hotline

The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Support via phone, online chat, and text massage are available. The hotline is free and confidential.

Call 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)

"love is respect" is a project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline that offers 24/7 information, support, and advocacy to young people between the ages of 13 and 26 who have questions or concerns about their romantic relationships.

Call 1-866-331-9474 or text "LOVEIS" to 22522
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The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences live healthier, happier lives. 1in6 has partnered with RAINN to provide a free and anonymous helpline that is available 24/7, for men who’ve experienced sexual abuse or assault and for those who care about them.

Call 1-800-686-4673 or chat anonymously online with a group (click the link below for more information).