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Suicide Prevention

If you, or someone you know, are in crisis and are thinking about or planning suicide please reach out to Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at 973-655-5211 during regular University business hours.

In case of psychiatric emergency after hours, call University Police Department at 973-655-5222 OR speak to a counselor after hours by calling CAPS at 973-655-5211 and select Option “2”. These services are available to all students 24/7.

Any community member is able to submit a report to the CARE Team if they are concerned about the behavior of a student. Reports can be sent directly to a member of the CARE Team, via a CARE Report Form and/or by emailing Please note this is not for emergencies – for urgent issues, please call University Police at 973-655-5222.

24 Hour Resources

The following resources are also available 24/7:

I’m Concerned About A Friend

If you are concerned about a fellow Montclair State University student you can submit a Student Concern Form to the Dean of Students office. Go to: Student Concern Form.

Non-24/7 Resource

  • Trevor Space: A social networking site for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth ages 13 through 24 and their friends and allies.
  • Your Life Your Voice Text: For pre-teens, teens and young adults 11pm – 1pm, seven days a week. Text VOICE to 20121 to start.
  • Teen Line: 1-800-TLC-TEEN, 9pm-1am.
  • Teen Line: Text TEEN to 839863 from 9pm – 12am.

Other Online Resources

Suicide Prevention Training

Suicide Prevention Training is open to the campus community to learn signs and symptoms of student distress as well as how to properly refer them to campus resources and CAPS services. To sign up for these trainings, please visit the CAPS Engage Portal. Please contact Dr. Jude Uy for more information. Certificate provided upon completion of training.