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.
- 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.