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Emergency / Crisis Support

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room

If you or someone you know is experiencing situations such as the following, they may be in a crisis: 

If you don’t know if your situation is a crisis or not, it’s better to call us at 847-491-2151 and seek guidance rather than endure it on your own. We’re here to help! 

Accessing Crisis Support

CAPS has crisis counselors available in-person and by phone during normal office hours, and by phone outside of normal office hours.  

Are you worried about a student?  

Family, friends, faculty, and staff may consult with CAPS staff about their concerns regarding a student. Call 847-491-2151 and ask to speak to the on-call counselor. CAPS is required by law to keep counseling and relationships with clients confidential, but we can consult about how to approach various problems and concerns with your student and help you connect them to resources. Learn more about CAPS consultation services here. 

More Resources  

General Resources 

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Resources 

Substance Abuse Resources 

BIPOC Resources 

LGBTQ Resources 

Veteran Resources 

View more Suicide Prevention and Training resources at Northwestern.