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Community Resources for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

1-800-273-TALK (8255)


We Can All Prevent Suicide

Understanding the issues concerning suicide and mental health is an important way to take part in suicide prevention, help others in crisis, and change the conversation around suicide.

Know the Warning Signs

Some warning signs may help you determine if a loved one is at risk for suicide, especially if the behavior is new, has increased, or seems related to a painful event, loss, or change. If you or someone you know exhibits any of these, seek help by calling the Lifeline.

  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill themselves

  • Looking for a way to kill themselves, like searching online or buying a gun

  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live

  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain

  • Talking about being a burden to others

  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs

  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly

  • Sleeping too little or too much

  • Withdrawing or isolating themselves

  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge

  • Extreme mood swings

Community Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Available 24/7 at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)


As Oklahoma’s only 24/7 free mobile crisis program serving adults and children in psychiatric crisis, COPES prevents suicide by providing the least restrictive level of care.If you or someone that you know is in crisis, you can contact COPES.

Available 24/7 at (918) 744-4800

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line is free, confidential, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Anywhere in the US, text with a trained Crisis Counselor, for free.

Available 24/7 by texting START to 741741

Alexander Health Center Counseling & Psychological Services

The Counseling and Psychological Services Center offers clinical services to all students, free of charge. The staff is devoted to helping with any concerns that might require psychological assistance. All clinical contacts at the counseling center are strictly confidential as protected by law and professional ethics.

Available M-F 8am-5pm at 918-631-2200


CaneCares is a simple online tool for you to communicate any concerns or observations you may want to share about a friend, a neighbor, or your community.  CaneCares reports are read by TU staff members trained to assist in many ways. CaneCares provides a convenient way for you to step in and make sure a fellow student gets the help that they may need.

Available 24/7 Online

TU Campus Security

Campus Security works around the clock to protect the well-being and safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors. Officers are trained in responding to students who are contemplating self harm and have access to the on call counselor at all times. 

Available 24/7 at 918-631-5555


#BeThe1To is  filled with resources from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This site provides an overview of things you should know about suicide and things you can do to help prevent it from happening around you.


Online mental health resources for college students. ULifeline provides a databases of resources tailored to specific colleges and universities across the country, including TU.

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