Crisis Care

CAPS offers support for after hours mental health concerns and immediate assistance needs. Your wellbeing is our priority, and we will handle your case with care. Students are always encouraged to reach out, even after hours. Here are the care options available to you: 

CAPS is Available 24/7

  • All students can access immediate care 24/7 by calling CAPS at 401-863-3476. Students who are experiencing any level of distress or concern are actively encouraged to reach out. Students in a crisis that involves suicidal or homicidal thoughts are helped throughout the day, no appointment necessary.  

If you are facing a life-threatening or medical emergency:

  • If on campus, call Brown EMS at 401-863-4111 for immediate assistance. Their services are available 24/7. You can also contact the Department of Public Safety at 401-863-4111 for accessibility and safety emergencies. 
  • If off campus, call 911. 

Sexual Assault Response Resources, Available 24/7:

  • Call the Brown Sexual Assault Response Line at 401-863-6000, available 24/7, for confidential crisis support and information.
  • Call community resource Day One at 800-494-8100, available 24/7, for confidential crisis support and information that is unaffiliated with the university. 

 For advice on helping a student in distress:

Alternatives to CAPS:

It is imperative that students get the care they need and, if preferred, there are plenty of options to do so outside of the university setting. Here are some community and national resources that provide urgent mental health services that are unaffiliated with Brown. 

JED Foundation 

Text “START” to 741-741

Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

The JED Foundation is a non-profit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for teens and young adults.

National Suicide Prevention Life


24/7 free, confidential support for people in distress.

The Steve Fund

Text STEVE to 741741 

The Steve Fund is dedicated to supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color.

The Trevor Project 

TrevorText: Text START to 678-678

Trevor Lifeline: Call 1-866-488-7386

Trevor chat: secure/free/confidential instant messaging service (chat at:

The Trevor Project is a leading US organization. providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth.



A trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support and resources they need to survive and thrive.

Samaritans of RI 


24 Hour Crisis Hotline/Listening Line;