If a student is experiencing an urgent concern during CAPS hours, they may contact us at 702-895-3627 (M-Th, 8 a.m-6 p.m; Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m).

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

  • Desert Parkway Behavioral Health Hospital
    877-663-7976 (24 hrs/day)
  • Nevada Suicide Prevention Hotline
    1-800-992-5757 (24 hrs/day)
  • National Suicide Prevention & Crisis Lifeline
    call or text 988 (24 hrs/day)
    If you need suicide or mental health-related crisis support, or are worried about someone else, please call or text 988. 988 is confidential, free, and available 24/7/365 to connect those experiencing a mental health, substance use, or suicidal crisis with trained crisis counselors. 988 call services are available in Spanish. Toll free 988 access is available through every landline, cell phone, and voice-over internet device in the United States.
  • Crisis Text Line
    Text CONNECT or HOME to 741741 (24 hrs/day)
  • Crisis Text Line for Students of Color
    Text STEVE to 741741 (24 hrs/day)
  • UNLV Care Line
    Confidential hotline for guidance about stalking, rape, and relationship violence.
    702-895-0602 (Monday-Friday at 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
  • Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services
    702-486-6000 (Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., no insurance necessary)

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. 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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