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I’m in crisis now

An Immediate Threat:

For situations involving immediate threat to life, call 911

During Business Hours:

Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Contact or walk in to Counseling and Prevention Services (CAPS) Mental Health Services
Eickhoff Hall, Suite 107
(609) 771-2247

Please inform the receptionist that you are experiencing an emergency/crisis and the nature of your urgency. We will do everything possible to respond promptly and/or involve other resources as needed.

After Hours or on Weekends:

  • Contact a Residential Education and Housing student or professional staff member from your floor or building.
  • Call Campus Police at 911 or (609) 771-2345
  • Contact Capital Health Emergency Services (24/7) at 396-HELP (4357)


Students who are experiencing a psychological or emotional crisis often need immediate help and intervention. Some examples of serious crises include:

  • suicidal or homicidal thoughts or impulses
  • sexual or physical assault
  • hearing voices or otherwise misperceiving reality
  • overwhelming loss, such as a death in the family
  • not able to provide for own food, clothing or shelter
  • having a severe reaction to a psychiatric medication
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