At UVM we recognize that wellbeing looks different for everyone and that mental wellbeing is about much more than access to mental health care services. While CAPS plays an important role in supporting clinical mental health, there are many other resources on campus that also support student mental health and wellbeing. We encourage you to explore the wide variety of offerings available to support you and to help you support others. 

If someone needs immediate medical or psychiatric attention

  • Call 911 (or UVM Police Services if on campus: 802-656-3473)
  • Call 988 for mental health emergencies

Campus Mental Health Resources

If you're concerned about yourself or someone else

  • CAPS Consultation (on-call service available nights/weekends): 802-656-3340
  • CARE Report: anonymous reporting if you are concerned about someone in the UVM community and would like someone to check on them. You can also connect with the CARE Team by calling 802-656-3380

Alcohol, Cannabis, Tobacco and Other Drugs

BIPOC Mental Health

Gender and Healthy Relationships

LGBTQ+ Mental Health


Self-care and physical activity

Sexual Violence Support and Advocacy

Supporting someone in crisis

When helping someone in crisis or distress it can be hard to know what level of support they need. Take time to assess the situation by asking questions. Listening non-judgmentally and staying calm can assist you in getting to the most helpful response. Sometimes it requires calling 988 or 911. Sometimes all someone needs is someone to sit with while they are upset and to validate how they are feeling.

Local Resources

  • First Call: 802.488.7777 (available 24/7)
    • Howard Center Crisis Services for Chittenden County
  • HOPE Works: 1.800.489.7273
    • Believing and supporting survivors of sexual assault
  • 211 Vermont: call 211
    • A free, confidential service connecting you to Vermont resources, available 24/7
  • Outright Vermont: 802.865.9677
    • A safe, healthy, supportive environment for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ+) youth ages 13-22
  • Pride Center of Vermont: 802.860.7812
    • A community center dedicated to advancing community and the health and safety of LGBTQ+ Vermonters.
  • Steps to End Domestic Violence: 802.658.1996
    • Services, support, and education to end domestic violence in our community. 
  • Turning Point: 802.861.3150
    • A dedicated, compassionate community for those in recovery. 

National Resources

  • Crisis Text Line: Text "VT" to 741741
  • NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness): 1.800.950.NAMI
  • SAMSHA National Helpline: 1.800.662.HELP (4357)
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988
  • Steve Fund Crisis Text Line: Text "STEVE" to 741741
    • a 24/7 text line for young people of color
  • Trevor Lifeline: 1.866.488.7386 or text "START" to 678678
    • A national 24/7 suicide prevention hotline for LGBTQ+ youth.