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CAPS (Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm):
(814) 863-0395

Penn State Crisis Line (24/7):
(877) 229-6400

Crisis Text Line (24/7):
txt "LIONS" to 741741

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- Student Health Center (SHC)
- Bank of America (BoA)
- Allenway Building (Downtown)
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Show You Care

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Every year at Penn State and at other universities and colleges there are tragedies that involve students who intentionally injure themselves or others. On occasion, students even die by suicide due to mental health issues that have gone undetected or remain “underground”.  Most of these students have not sought help and were not referred to counseling services such as CAPS, even though their friends or roommates may have known that something was wrong. Friends may have seen changes ranging from subtle to dramatic in the student’s thinking, emotional status, and/or behaviors, but did not know what to do or how to intervene. Use the links below to find out more about how to show you care: 

General Show You Care principles if you see another student or a friend who is struggling...

The SHOW YOU CARE campaign was designed to encourage students to reach out and take appropriate steps to refer others for the help that they need. The SHOW YOU CARE Campaign also will involve posters, ads and programs aimed at educating students to help other students.

Announcing the Winner

Emily Kless, a sophomore at Penn State University Park, submitted the winning video for the CAPS Show You Care video contest. Check out how she takes a stand against suicide by showing how she cares.

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