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What "Confidential" means

Duke Resources

Confidential

Blue Devils Care

24/7 mental telehealth support to all Duke students at no cost.

Blue Devils Care's TalkNow service provides 24/7 immediate access to a mental health professional. For other calls, the goal is to provide a response within 1 hour, 24 hours a day.

What to expect

Confidential

Counseling and Psychological Services

919-660-1000

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

Confidential care for students. Individual and group counseling and referral. Available to help at no cost to Duke students.

To begin services at CAPS, call between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Monday–Friday. A front-desk staff member will collect your contact information, and a CAPS counselor will call you for a phone or telemental health visit. If the front desk staff cannot take your call immediately, you will be asked to leave a voicemail with your name and contact information, and the front desk staff will contact you as soon as they are available.

What to expect

Confidential

Office of Gender Violence Prevention and Intervention, Duke Women’s Center

919-684-3897

Therapeutic services to survivors of gender violence, which includes sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, cyber sexual harassment and sexual harassment. Contact GVPI at WCHelp@duke.edu

To speak with a counselor, complete a short questionnaire, and they will reply to you within 24 hours.

Confidential

For students at the Duke Marine Lab

Local counselors are available to Marine Lab enrolled students through the Duke CAPS program.

Contact Referral Coordinator: Lia Gilmore, LCSW

Call 919-660-1012 or email liadainn.gilmore@duke.edu

National Resources

Note: Duke does not have any control over the operations of these external resources. This list is being provided for informational purposes, not as a Duke endorsement of these resources.

Crisis Textline

Text START to 741-741

You can text the Crisis Text Line for any crisis. A live, trained crisis counselor receives the text and responds. It usually takes less than five minutes to connect you with a crisis counselor. The crisis counselor is a trained volunteer, not a professional. They can provide support, but not medical advice.

Crisis Textline for Students of Color

Text STEVE to 741-741 

You can text the Crisis Text Line for any crisis. A live, trained crisis counselor receives the text and responds. It usually takes less than five minutes to connect you with a crisis counselor. The crisis counselor is a trained volunteer, not a professional. They can provide support, but not medical advice.

National Suicide Hotline

Call 1-800-273-8255

This national network of local crisis centers provides free and confidential emotional support 24/7 to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. You’ll hear an automated message featuring additional options while your call is routed to your local Lifeline network crisis center. A trained crisis worker at your local center will answer the phone, listen to you, understand how your problem is affecting you, provide support, and get you the help you need.

LGBTQ Trevor Lifeline

Call 866-488-7386

Trained counselors are available 24/7 to help those who are in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk.

Trans Lifeline

Call 877-565-8860

This peer support phone service run by trans people for trans and questioning peers. Call if you need someone trans to talk to, even if you’re not in crisis or if you’re not sure you’re trans. When you call, you will speak to a trans/nonbinary peer operator. The lifeline offers full anonymity and confidentiality, with no nonconsensual active rescue (e.g., calling 911, emergency services, or law enforcement).

Addictions Hotline

Call 844-289-0879

This drug hotline is available 24/7. All calls are completely confidential and private, and can be made without fear of getting into trouble with the law. The operators can provide information about substance use, help identify addiction treatment programs in your area, and help you understand your health insurance coverage for rehab.

Veteran’s Crisis Line

Call 1-800-273-8255, select 1

The Veteran's Crisis Line offers free, confidential support, 24/7. Call if you are a veteran in crisis or concerned about one.