Suicide – it’s not an easy topic to talk about, but it is so important. Suicide is the second leading cause of death amongst college-aged students. Whether you or someone you care about is having a hard time, it’s important for someone who is suicidal to get the help they need.
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CUBoulderHealth (CAPS) offers walk-in and crisis care services during normal business hours. Anyone can call their main line at 303-492-2277 to speak with a licensed professional 24/7.
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Colorado Crisis Services offers walk-in and crisis intervention services at a variety of locations throughout Colorado. They can be reached 24/7 at 1-844-493-TALK (8255). The nearest walk-in location to campus is Mental Health Partners Crisis Intervention Service in Boulder, located at 3180 Airport Rd.
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The Hope Coalition of Boulder County is a local resource that supports depression awareness and suicide prevention.
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The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers free and confidential support, prevention and crisis resources and can be reached 24/7 at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
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The Veterans Crisis Line offers a free hotline, online chat and texting support for veterans in crisis and their family and friends. Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 for 24/7 confidential support.
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The Crisis Text Line offers free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.
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