After-Hours Crisis Support

The Counseling Center is available for same-day appointments during regular hours (Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) When the Counseling Center is closed, students in crisis who need immediate support can call the Center after-hours, during evenings and weekends, at 410-704-2512. Students who call us after-hours will be connected to speak with a mental health professional by phone through ProtoCall.  

What Is an Emergency Service?

Any risk to health or safety certainly qualifies as an emergency, e.g., suicidal thoughts, thoughts of harming others, or difficulties taking care of yourself. There are other reasons as well to seek an emergency appointment, such as being in a lot of distress.

What if the Counseling Center Is Closed?

When the Counseling Center is closed, you still have access to emotional help if you need it by using the resources below:

Towson University Police Department are able to reach Counseling Center staff as needed in an emergency. Call 410-704-4444.

You can also proceed directly to the nearest hospital emergency room. We have a number of hospitals in the area, including St. Joseph’s Medical CenterGreater Baltimore Medical Center, and Sheppard Pratt.

  • Baltimore County Crisis Response: 410-931-2214
  • Baltimore City Crisis Response: 410-433-5175

In Crisis?

Are You or a Friend in Crisis?

We have put together a list of helpful resources and contacts to help if you or a friend are in crisis.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

A 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service is available to anyone in suicidal crisis.  

Phone: 988