Being part of the Brown community means you are not alone. When you engage with a student who is upset and are able to understand their experience more, you may realize that a student could benefit from being connected to campus resources.
If you are in the rare moment where a student is expressing that they are suicidal, you and the student can then talk about the best way to help them connect with Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). During weekday hours, you are welcome to walk students over to CAPS or help them call CAPS to schedule an appointment. The CAPS after-hours resource is also available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by following the prompt at the CAPS main phone number, 401-863-3476.
Even if a student is not expressing safety concerns, it can be useful to consider together whether the many academic, wellness or social resources on campus may be useful. You can find a list of campus resources here.