The Counseling Center is a resource for you on campus if you find yourself or a friend having a mental health crisis. The Counseling Center is open Monday-Thursday from 10am-7pm and on Fridays from 10am-3pm and is located in Theresa 016. If a counselor is not immediately available in the case of a clinical emergency, you can reach Dr. Amy Provan, Director of the Counseling Services, at 443-846-6146.
During evenings or weekends when the Counseling Center is closed, students in crisis may call one of these 24 hour emergency numbers:
If you are on campus or in Baltimore City, call Baltimore Crisis Response Hotline - 410-433-5175
If you are not on campus and not in Baltimore City, call Maryland Crisis Hotline - 1-800-422-0009
*If you or another student is in imminent danger, call 911 or call Public Safety at 410-435-0100 or x6666 if you are on campus.
How can I help a friend who is suicidal?*
- Speak up if you are worried. Though it is natural to feel nervous about talking to your friend and bringing up your concern, they need help. Your speaking up may be the beginning of them getting the help that they need. Refer them to resources like the Counseling Center for help. You can also share your concerns with your Community Assistant (CA), who could help you refer your friend to the Counseling Center.
- Respond quickly in a crisis. Check to see if your friend has a plan for suicide, the means to do it, a timeframe for their plan, and the intent to follow through. If your friend’s safety seems to be in imminent danger, call 911 or a crisis hotline to get help immediately. You can even take them to the nearest emergency room.
- Offer help and support. Let your loved one know you are there for them and that they are not alone. Provide encouragement as they seek the help and support that they need.
For more detailed information on how to help a friend who is suicidal , visit http://www.helpguide.org/mental/suicide_prevention.htm.
*Compiled from information from www.helpguide.org
Helpful Links for Students in Crisis
National Suicide Prevention
National Domestic Violence Hotline
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