Crisis Services

CAPS offers triage services for students who may be experiencing urgent concerns. Students can call or walk into CAPS for triage services during business hours, and meet with a triage counselor for an initial consultation.

If a student is experiencing an urgent or emergent concern outside of CAPS hours, they may utilize the following resources:

  • Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services
    702-486-6000 (Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., no insurance necessary)
  • Desert Parkway Behavioral Health Hospital
    877-663-7976 (24 hrs/day)
  • Nevada Suicide Prevention Hotline
    1-800-992-5757 (24 hours)
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    1-800-273-8255 (24 hours)
  • Crisis Text Line
    Text CONNECT or HOME to 741741 (24 hours)
  • UNLV Care Line
    Confidential hotline for guidance about stalking, rape, and relationship violence.
    702-895-0602 (24 hours)
  • UNLV Student Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
    702-895-3627 (M-Th, 8 a.m-6 p.m; Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m)

CAPS Business Hours

  • Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Hours of operation are subject to change due to COVID-19. Closed weekends and holidays. Please refer to UNLV Academic Calendar.

Suicide Warning Signs

The following factors have been found to be related to the presence of suicidal risk. Please note that no single risk factor can be used to fully assess risk.

  • Threats to hurt or kill self
  • Previous suicide attempts
  • Searching for means of suicide (pills, weapons, other methods)
  • Preoccupation with death/dying
  • Recently losses
  • Hopelessness
  • Dramatic changes in mood
  • Substance use (especially increased use)
  • Feeling as if there are no solutions to problems
  • Withdrawing from social relationships
  • Unable to sleep or sleeping all the time
  • Family history of suicide
  • Impulsivity or poor self-control
  • Health problems (new diagnoses or worsening symptoms)
  • History of psychiatric diagnoses

For guidance on how to help students who may exhibit warning signs, visit the Kognito website.

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  • Enrollment key for faculty/staff: unlasvegas