Are You or a Friend in Crisis?

The Counseling Center is available during regular hours to help students with an emergency or crisis. When the Counseling Center is closed, you still have access to emotional help if you need it. We can also provide some suggestions on how to Help a Friend in Crisis.

Campus Police

If someone's safety is at risk, or if someone might need emergency medical care, please DIAL 911 contact the Campus Police (410-704-4444) immediately.

Alternatively, you can proceed directly to the nearest hospital emergency room. We have a number of hospitals that are within walking distance of campus, including St. Joseph's Medical Center and Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

The Campus Police are able to reach Counseling Center staff as needed in an emergency, for consultation or other forms of help.

Off-Campus Resources

Sometimes a helpful listening ear is enough to help you get through to the next time the Counseling Center is open. In this case we recommend you call one of the following local resources:

  • Baltimore County Crisis Response: 410-931-2214 
  • Baltimore City Crisis Response: 410-433-5175
  • Grassroots Crisis Intervention Telephone Hotline: A telephone counseling service that uses volunteer and peer counselors, funded by Baltimore County. Phone: 410-531-6677
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: A 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis.  Phone: 800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Turnaround: A private nonprofit organization dedicated to serving victims of rape, child sexual assault, domestic violence, and adult survivors of child sexual abuse.  Phone: 410-837-8000
  • Violence Hotline Center, Inc.: "For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year." The service is free and they are able to connect you with local resources.  Phone: 1-800-799-7233

 

If you use any of the above services, we urge you to call the Counseling Center 410-704-2512 the next time we are open so that we can follow-up with you and assist you further.

If you are going through a personal crisis that is interfering with your academics, the Counseling Center can help you in several ways. We may be able to help you to feel better, to recover more quickly and return to productive life at the university with fewer problems.