University News

After Hours Crisis Hotline at SUU

Published: February 28, 2017 | Category: Community Outreach

CAPS roomCounseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Southern Utah University has recently implemented an after-hours crisis hotline. The crisis line is staffed by licensed counselors who can be reached during the evening and weekends. Calls are confidential and help individuals cope with stress, anxiety, depression, and other related concerns. The after-hours crisis hotline is free to call at (435) 865-8621.

The University provides a safe, supportive and caring campus for all students. SUU offers resources for anyone seeking help and support through CAPS, Members of the SUU Care and Support Team (CAST), Active Minds, and Real Peers. 

"The goal is to help build psychological resilience in the students and offer several avenues for help," said Ellen Treanor, executive director of brand strategy. “Students choose from a variety of services and student support groups that best fit their needs.”

Dr. Curtis Hill, director of CAPS, explained the purpose of his department is to help SUU students achieve their educational, career and personal goals.

“Students are going to run into road blocks that make focusing on school and their overall wellbeing a challenge,” said Hill. “We provide a safe, confidential place where we can address those road blocks and collaborate together to find ways to remove those stresses. We are here to assist them in addressing the pressure and conflicts that may distract them from achieving their full potential.”

CAPS is located in a new location at 136 West Center Street and is staffed with experienced licensed mental health professionals including psychologists, social workers, and mental health counselors who work with students to reduce the interference of everyday stress and also treat more serious conditions. CAPS offers individual counseling, couples counseling, group counseling, biofeedback and workshops.

Students who have questions about the services CAPS’ provide or who would like to initiate counseling services are welcome to come by the office or to call at (435) 865-8621 during business hours.  The after-hours crisis hotline is (435) 865-8621.

Contact Information:
Nikki Koontz- assistant director of marketing communication