If you are thinking about suicide, call CAPS at 541-737-2131 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) now.

Help Available

We are here to help! If you are thinking about suicide, please check out the resources below, and talk to someone right away.

Please read this if you have been depressed or thinking about suicide

Get help if you are concerned about a friend or loved one

Immediate Resources

  • Oregon State University Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): 541-737-2131
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 or send a text to 741-741
  • The Trevor Project (hotline for LGBTQ ages 13-24): 1-866-488-7386; texting available Thursdays & Fridays 1pm-5pm PST - text "Trevor" to 1-202-304-1200; online chat available every day 12pm-6pm PST
  • Veteran Affairs Suicide Prevention: Veterans, service members, and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1, send a text message to 838255, or chat online. Available even for those not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care.
  • Talk to a friend or family member
  • If you or a friend are at imminent risk, call 911
  • Oregon State University Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) on the 5th floor of Snell Hall from 9am to 4pm Monday - Friday with reduced hours over holidays and breaks
  • Student Health Services at Plageman Hall from 9am – 4pm Monday - Friday
  • Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center Emergency Room in Corvallis (3600 NW Samaritan Drive, Corvallis) or the nearest hospital

Even a five-minute delay in acting upon suicidal thoughts can change someone's mind, so keeping lethal means out of someone's hands for even a short time can help save their life!

If you or someone you know is considering suicide and have/has access to a firearm, a gun lock can be obtained at the campus Public Safety office on the 2nd floor of Cascade Hall or at CAPS after talking with a counselor. The lock renders the firearm unusable and the key should be kept by a trusted person (not by the person of concern). One can also call Oregon State Police and request that they come remove the firearm and place it in safe keeping (not with crime evidence). DO NOT bring the firearm to Public Safety or any law enforcement agency yourself. Call OSP for a pick-up - the non-emergency number for campus is 541-737-3010. In an emergency, call 541-737-7000 on campus or 911 if you are off campus.

Prescription drugs of concern can be dropped off at the following drop box locations:

Albany Police Department; 2600 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany, OR 97321; available Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:30pm. NO sharps.

CVS Pharmacy; 2255 14th Ave SE, Albany, OR 97322; available Monday-Friday 9am-8pm, Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 9am-5pm.

Philomath Police Department; 1010 Applegate St, Philomath, OR 97322; avaialble Monday-Friday 8am-12pm & 1pm-4:30pm; only accepts medications from individuals (not organizations).

CAPS aims to prevent suicide through education, cross-campus collaboration, and providing crisis intervention and resources.


Free suicide prevention workshops are available to everyone in the OSU community. View the current year's schedule. These workshops can also be requested for classes, departments, and student organizations.

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Kognito: Recognizing and Supporting Students in Distress Training

As we continue to see increasing rates of mental health issues amongst college students, Oregon State University is committed to strengthening its culture of care. Essential to this culture of care is having faculty and staff who know how to recognize students in distress, who can have helpful conversations with them, and who can make referrals when necessary. This training accomplishes these objectives in an engaging format. 

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