Emergency Assistance

If you have a life-threatening emergency and need immediate assistance, call the Office of Public Safety, at 607-274-3333.
The Office of Public Safety is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

You may also call 911 to contact local authorities.

Who to call during a crisis, from CAPS

The Trevor Project 24/7 Lifeline national hotline for LGBT and questioning youth
ph. 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386)

The Trevor Project live chat

24-hour telephone crisis counseling is also available through Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service ph. 607-272-1616

Free Hotlines

The Trevor Project: (866)488-7386
This is a national suicide prevention helpline that operates 24 hours, 7 days a week. The hotline is aimed at helping LGBT and questioning youth. A live chat feature is also available.

The GLBT National Hotline: (888)843-4564
This line provides confidential peer-counseling, information and local resources. The line operates Monday through Friday from 4pm to midnight and Saturday from noon to 5pm, Eastern Time. You can also email them atglnh@GLBTNationalHelpCenter.org

The GLBT National Youth Talkline: (800) 246-7743 (youth serving youth through age 25)
This line provides confidential peer-counseling, information and local resources specifically to youth up to age 25. The line operates Monday through Friday from 8pm to midnight Eastern Time. You can also email them at:youth@GLBTNationalHelpCenter.org

The TransLifeline Transgender Crisis: (877) 565-8860
This line provides confidential peer-counseling, information, and resources specifically to transgender/genderqueer/agender/other non-cisgender persons. The line operates seven days a week, and the times are included on the provided website:

Crisis Text Line: 741-741
Crisis Text Line Serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via text. Simple text 741-741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime, about any type of crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds quickly, helping you "move from a hot moment to a cool moment." Please note that this Crisis Text Line is not specific to LGBTQIA people.

Need someone closer than that?
Find support in your community with this online directory of local LGBT community centers.

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Additional resources

How you can help someone who is thinking about suicide

Pathways mental health crisis prevention and intervention program offered by Counseling and Psychological Services

Suicide signs and facts, by the Trevor Project

Transgender suicide myths, reality and help for community members brochure, and other related resources

Talking About Suicide & LGBT Populations - A guide for talking about suicide more safely, while advancing vital public discussions about preventing suicide

Know that you are loved. Many people on campus, in the greater Ithaca community, and throughout the country, care about you. Talk with each other, support each other, seek help if needed, and know you are loved.