Mental Health Emergencies
The Mental Health Service offers triage services during clinic hours (8:30am - 5pm, Monday - Friday). This means that a student can contact the Mental Health Service (301-314-8106) with acute concerns and be seen for an urgent assessment. Typical urgent concerns include: feeling suicidal, having a panic attack, or experiencing a new acute stressor. Students can call or walk in and request to speak with a therapist. The purpose of this meeting will be to assess and stabilize the student. This initial meeting may be brief, proceeded by a follow up appointment or other recommendations.
Students, staff, faculty members or parents can bring someone to the Mental Health Service about whom they are concerned. You may also call or come in to discuss someone you believe is at risk.
For mental health emergencies when the Mental Health Service is closed:
- Call the University of Maryland Counseling Center at (301) 314-7651
- Call the University of Maryland Help Center at (301) 314-HELP
- Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK or the Maryland Crisis Hotline at 1-800-422-0009. These resources are both available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Call 911 or the University of Maryland Police Department at (301) 405-3333
- Go to an area hospital.
During the academic year, between 5 - 6pm Monday through Friday or between 9am - 12pm on Saturday, students can come to the Health Center's Triage unit or call (301) 314-9144.
Students in crisis who live in University residence halls should see their Resident Assistant or Resident Director for support and help in contacting mental health resources.
You may also want to view the information on Suicide Prevention (link coming soon).
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