Getting Help

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Have you experienced thoughts of suicide? Are you looking for support to help you navigate life’s challenges? We’re here to help and want you to know that your wellness is important.​

Dallas College CAPS is at your side in suicide awareness and prevention. Did you know that free, confidential mental health counseling services are available to Dallas College students? If you are 18 or older, and enrolled for the current semester, you are eligible to receive professional counseling sessions from one of our highly trained mental health professionals — at absolutely no cost to you.

Learn more about our services.


Ready to reach out?

Get to know our team and meet the counselors. Our team is made up of mental health professionals with high levels of training, licensure and expertise within the field of counseling, social work and psychology.

Get in touch with us. We look forward to hearing from you. You may make an appointment online through Navigate or by emailing with your name, student ID number and campus preference (if applicable). We offer both on-campus and virtual services.


Meet the Counselors


If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, including thoughts of suicide, please use one of the following resources, available 24/7/365:

  • If you are on a Dallas College campus, you can:
    • Call 911 from any Dallas College phone.
    • Call 972-860-4290 when using a cell phone or non-campus phone.
  • Call 911.
  • Go to your nearest hospital emergency room (ER).
  • Call the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988.
  • Text the national Crisis Text Line by sending HOME to 741741.


Online Resources:

Information About 988:

You can now dial 988 to call the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline from anywhere in the United States. The original Lifeline number (800-273-TALK) is also still available.

Learn more about 988


Make a Safety Plan

A safety plan takes you step by step through what to do when you’re feeling depressed, suicidal or in crisis. It can help guide you through difficult moments and keep you safe.

  • Write down what you’re thinking, feeling and doing when you’re experiencing a crisis. Notice your warning signs and take action to care for yourself when you first encounter them.
  • List your coping strategies. Include all the things that help you feel okay and not act on urges to harm yourself.
  • Connect with your support system. Write down key contacts and include more than one. You can include the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline or the Crisis Text Line.
  • Contact mental health professionals. Make a list of counselors, emergency rooms or other crisis response resources available to you.
  • Ensure you are safe in your environment. Work with a professional to strategize how to limit access to things that may be used to harm yourself.