In An Emergency:

If you or someone you know is having a mental health emergency, call the University Health Center Mental Health Service at (301) 314-8106, Monday through Friday 8:30am-5pm. After hours, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). This hotline is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. In case of an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

Campus Resources:

Mental Health Service, University Health Center, (301) 314-8106. Open Monday through Friday 8:30am-5pm.

Counseling Center, Shoemaker Building, (301) 314-7651. Open Monday through Thursday 8:30am-9pm, Friday 8:30am-4:30pm.

Off-Campus Resources:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Help Center Hotline, (301) 314-HELP (4357). Available Monday through Thursday 2pm-2am, Friday 2pm-10pm, Saturday and Sunday 4pm-midnight.



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  • Suicide: Prevention, Intervention, Postvention by Earl Grollman
  • Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide by Kay Redfield Jamison
  • Choosing to Live: How to Defeat Suicide through Cognitive Therapy by Thomas Ellis and Cory Newman
  • Healing After the Suicide of a Loved One by Ann Smolin and John Guinan