CAPS Services are available to ALL enrolled students regardless of modality (i.e. in person or online classes). Please call 402.554.2409 to schedule an appointment.
If you are having thoughts of suicide, please call (402)554-2409 (and press 2 after-hours) or 1-800-273-8255. You may also text the word "START" to 741-741. If it is a mental health crisis or emergency, please call 911.
NOTE: CAPS counselors are unable to provide counseling to anyone outside of the state of Nebraska at this time. Students who are currently living outside of the state of Nebraska can request a consult appointment, and the counselor will discuss alternative options for counseling which the student might access in their state.
In order to request accommodations, please see the COVID-19 Accommodations Request details. For the most up-to-date information on the University's response to the pandemic, please visit UNO's Maverick COVID Response website
View the services offered by CAPS as well as what to expect on your first visit. Call 402.554.2409 when you are ready to schedule.
Find more information on what to do if you, or someone you know, is experiencing a crisis or mental health emergency.
Here you can find helpful facts and resources for common concerns many college students face.
Here you can find information on how best to help a friend with mental health concerns.
Family support is key to student success. Whether you are supporting a college student, or you are a college student who is also a parent, find some resources available here.
To the Maverick family:
The UNO Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) office stands in support of our Mavericks during these difficult times of natural disasters, racial and social injustice, and humanitarian crises around the world.
Many of our community members feel heartache and empathize with the painful and destabilizing events occurring in our nation and in other countries around the world.
The trauma and mental health impacts associated with these intense situations is compounded by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and other recent events of racism and injustice.
We stand with all departments embracing UNO’s “culture of caring” in our commitment to social justice and the mental health of our campus. To that end, CAPS will continue to foster an inclusive and safe place for all UNO students and demonstrate our commitment to individual and collective mental health and healing. CAPS encourages students to contact us (402.554.2409) for individual and/or group support.
With compassion for, and in solidarity with, our Maverick family; we are here for you.
CAPS is committed to providing a safe and welcoming experience to ALL students, faculty and staff who come through our doors. Every person has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. The counseling staff regularly attends trainings and workshops to further competency as it relates to issues of diversity. In addition, the staff serves on various committees on campus and provides important trainings in order to promote an accepting environment on UNO''s campus and in the community.
We recognize that students, faculty, and staff come from intersecting identities that include their ethnic/racial identity, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, country of origin, age, socio-economic status, body shape/size, ability, religion/spirituality, and opinion/point of view. Our staff work to make sure each person we work with feels valued and appreciated for who they are. We also recognize that people who come to see us often struggle with issues related to diversity such as discrimination, acts of bias, feelings of non-acceptance and self-discovery. We will work to make sure each person feels safe and supported.
In alignment with the University mission, CAPS is focused on academic excellence, is student-centered and supports community engagement. CAPS is dedicated to working with students, faculty, and staff to provide counseling services, outreach, and prevention that can assist our diverse student body related to the challenges that impact their overall well-being.