If you are thinking about suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or send a message to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 or call 911 now.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Crisis Text Line text OREGON to 741-741 A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform.
The Trevor Project (hotline for LGBTQ ages 13-24): TrevorLifeline:1-866-488-7386; TrevorChat: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now/ and click TrevorChat box while on a computer; TrevorText: Text START to 678-678
Veteran Crisis Line: Veterans, service members, and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1; or send a text message to 838255; or chat online at https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/.
Talk to a friend or family member
If you or a friend are at imminent risk, call 911.
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.
As we continue to see increasing rates of mental health issues among college students, Oregon State University is committed to strengthening its culture of care. Essential to this culture of care is a campus community of faculty, staff and students 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.