Crisis Resources and Hotlines

Are you or someone you know in crisis?

If you're worried about yourself or a friend, do not hesitate to seek help. If someone is showing signs they may be suicidal, it is important to take all warnings seriously.

If you or someone you know is an immediate suicidal crisis or emergency, call 911.

Learn more about the myths and facts about suicide and suicide prevention with this Suicide Prevention Guide by bestcolleges.com.

Located in Tucson? Call the Community Wide Crisis Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 520-622-6000.

Are you a University of Arizona student? If it is not an emergency and you are a UA student, call or walk-in to Counseling and Psych Services at 520-621-3334 Monday - Friday. Walk-in triage is available between 9am and 4pm Monday - Friday.

Are you a concerned parent or family member? Concerned parents and families can find out more about helping their student succeed personally and academically through our Parents Matter website.

Are you a concerned UA faculty/staff member? CAPS also has a Call and Consult program to assist UA staff and faculty when student problems come to their attention. Call and Consult can be reached at 520-621-3334.

Are you a concerned friend? Concerned friends can find out more about helping a friend who might be experiencing problems through our Friend 2 Friend website.

24-Hour Hotlines

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK (8255), the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more than 150 crisis centers. The Lifeline’s national network of local crisis centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night.

Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth through the Trevor Project:

  • The Trevor Lifeline is a 24/7 suicide hotline: 866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386)
  • TrevorChat: Online instant messaging available 7 days a week, 3 pm - 10 pm ET (12 pm -- 7 pm PT)
  • TrevorText: Confidential and secure resource that provides live help for LGBTQ youth with a trained specialist, over text messages. Text TREVOR to 1-202-304-1200 (available 7 days a week, 3 pm - 10 pm ET, 12 pm -- 7 pm PT)

Veterans’ Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

SAMHSA Treatment Referral Hotline (Substance Abuse): 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)   

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)

Loveisrespect (National Dating Abuse Helpline): Call 1-866-331-9474 (TTY: 1-866-331-8453). Text LOVEIS to 22522 - you'll receive a response from a peer advocate prompting you for your question. Go ahead and text your comment or question and we will reply.

Screenings:

Suicide Screening (Jed Foundation)
 

Project Lifeline: Suicide Prevention at the University of Arizona

In 2008, the UA Campus Health Service received a three-year federal grant through SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) to reduce the incidence of suicide. While the grant ended in 2011, many of the programs implemented are still in place and available to students and staff. This effort, called Project Lifeline, offers trainings to give the UA community skills to act, working with classes to include suicide prevention messages, and creating media to reduce stigma around seeking help. If you’d like to learn more about Project Lifeline call (520) 621-5700.