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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 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Contact or walk into 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 staff or professional staff member from your floor or building.
  • Call Campus Police Services (24/7) at 911 or (609) 771-2345
  • Contact Capital Health Emergency Services (24/7) at 396-HELP (4357)

Submit a CARE Referral:

CARE has an online referral system to ease referrals and increase responsiveness to situations of concern.

Students, faculty, staff, parents, and others are strongly encouraged to report behaviors they feel are concerning or worrisome.

If you are unsure of whether your situation arises to the level of filing a CARE referral please feel free to contact TCNJ Cares at 609.771.2780 or for a consultation.

*Please note CARE referrals are not monitored 24/7. If your concern requires an immediate response, please use the aforementioned resources above.

Submit a CARE Referral


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