Crisis Services | Coppin State University

Crisis Services

Crisis Services

Important: If you are concerned about your own or another person's immediate safety, please call Campus Police at (410) 951-3900, or dial 911.

If You are a Student in Crisis

During Regular Office Hours (M–F 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)

  • Call the CCSD at (410) 951-3939, or walk-in
  • Tell the receptionist that you are in crisis and need to see someone as soon as possible

After Office Hours

  • Call Campus Police at (410) 951-3900, or
  • Dial 911

Examples of Urgent Crisis

  • Unable to stop crying
  • Thoughts of hurting yourself
  • Thoughts of hurting other people
  • Have not eaten in a few days (not due to illness)
  • Have not slept in a few days (not due to illness)
  • Unable to go to classes (not due to illness)
  • Recent victim of sexual assault

Tips for Managing Crisis

  • Ask for help
  • Don't make hasty decisions
  • Don't isolate yourself
  • Talk to family and friends
  • Avoid alcohol and drugs
  • Keep regular meal/sleep time
  • Be patient with yourself
  • Remember to breathe deeply

24-Hour Crisis Lines

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: A 24-hour suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis.
    Phone: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Baltimore Crisis Response: A 24-hour hotline service that includes mental health crisis intervention, suicide crisis intervention, shelter assistance and adolescence crisis intervention.
    Phone: 410-433-5175
  • Turnaround: A private nonprofit organization dedicated to serving victims of rape, child sexual assault, domestic violence, and adult survivors of child sexual abuse.
    24-hour hotline: 410-828-6390
  • The House of Ruth Maryland: One of the nation's leading domestic violence centers, helping thousands of battered women and their children find the safety and security that so many of us take for granted.
    24-hour hotline: 410-889-RUTH (7884)

If You are Concerned About a Student

Faculty, staff, and parents can be very helpful in helping a student in distress to access counseling services. The CCSD offers consultation assistance to concerned parents, faculty, staff, and other students who have concerns about a student. Also, the CCSD is available to meet with groups of faculty, staff, and students who have been affected by a crisis that has occurred on or near campus. To request this service, please contact us at 410-951-3939.