Thinking of Suicide? Please Get Help Now.

If you are thinking of suicide in this moment, please reach out for help:

  • During business hours, you can call CAPS at 707-826-3236
  • Anytime of the day or night, you can schedule a "TalkNow" session with TimelyCare (an expanded telehealth service being offered at Cal Poly Humboldt).  Just open a web browser and go to:  If preferred, you can also download the TimelyCare app to your smartphone.  You will be able to meet with a TalkNow therapist within minutes of reaching out.
  • National Hotline: 800-273-8255.
  • Humboldt Co. Dept of Health & Human Services 24 hour crisis line: 707-445-7715. 
  • If this is a life threatening emergency, call 911.

Other resources:

Trever Project: crisis intervention and suicide prevention services geared to LGBTQI youth and young adults. 24/7 support at 866-488-7386.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: the organization strives to understand and prevent suicide through research, education, and advocacy.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center: includes information, webinars, and other resources.

The staff at CAPS would really like to help.

If you are not already in counseling, please consider it. If you are an Humboldt student, we have therapists on-call to meet with you during our open hours (during the academic year), and you can reach a therapist 24/7 through Timely Care's Talk Now support (link above). We've prepared some thoughts that we want to share. All of the therapists at CAPS care and we hope that you will get to know that through our messages and/or by coming in to meet with us.

Messages of Hope from the CAPS team

Message from Elizabeth

Message from Magali

Message from Jen

Download transcript (PDF)

Message from Kim

Message from Krystal

Download transcript (PDF)

Eliot's interview on QWIRE: Suicide and LGBT Youth (mp3)


Messages from the Humboldt Community (mostly Students): 88 cards written Oct. 1, 2013


Outside Message

A mother of a former Fresno State University student recently gave a talk at the university to a group of students, sharing the story of her daughter's suicide and information that she has learned since that time. It is a moving story-- please watch to its completion. 


If depression is an issue, check out this Prezi for helpful tools:

Also check out our other self-help resources for mood issues.