Concerned About a Student?
If you believe that someone's life is in danger, call 911.
CAPS counselors are available to consult with staff/faculty, family, and friends who may be concerned about a student. Consultations may occur in-person at the CAPS office or over the phone. During consultations, CAPS counselors maintain the confidentiality of students who are clients to the fullest extent of the law.
Virtual At-Risk Intervention Training
Kognito At-Risk is a 45-minute, online, interactive gatekeeper intervention training program that teaches students, faculty, and staff how to identify individuals exhibiting signs of psychological distress, including depression; approach individuals to discuss their concerns; and make referrals to Texas A&M Counseling and Psychological Services and other community resources. There are two versions you can use: At-Risk Peer Training & At-Risk for Faculty & Staff.
Supporting a Friend:
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) provides an excellent resource titled, "Want to Know How to Help a Friend?"
Active Minds provides multiple resources for supporting our friends.
The Jed Foundation provides an informative resource titled, "Help a Friend in Need".