Crisis Information

For students

National Hotlines

For free & confidential emotional support for people in suicide crisis and distress  

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7 service) call 800-273-8255 or text 800-273-TALK 
  • Essential local and community services call 211 
  • Crisis Text Line text 'HOME' to 741741

For mental health first aid 

  • National Hopeline Network call 800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433)
  • Self-Harm Hotline call 800-DONT-CUT (800-366-8288)
  • National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependency Hope Line call 800-622-2255
  • National Crisis Line - Anorexia and Bulimia call 800-233-4357

For LGBTQ+ related resources

  • LGBT Hotline call 888-843-4564
  • The Trevor Project crisis phone & text line 866-488-7386 or text 'START' t 678678
  • TransLifeline call 877-565-8860

Access Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS)

For urgent psychiatric and psychological concerns during UHS business hours (8:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.) call 609-258-3141 to reach CPS.

In the event that there are concerns regarding the imminent safety of a student or others, contact Public Safety by dialing 911 while on-campus for immediate assistance on the scene.

For after-hours assistance, come to the McCosh Health Center Infirmary in person or call 609-258-3139 to consult with the on-call counselor.

Undergraduate students may also seek support from your Director of Student Life, Dean, and Director of Studies in connecting to resources on campus.  The Butler, Forbes, Mathey, New College WestRockyWhitman and Yeh college offices are open from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and you can schedule appointments and locate contact information on their websites as well.

Use UMatterNow

Bookmark the UMatterNow mobile website on your phone's homescreen for easy, on-the-spot access. UMatter Now has great information about mental distress, as well as alcohol and unwanted sexual encounters, that can help you intervene quickly and safely.

For faculty, staff and other community members

For urgent psychiatric and psychological concerns, call 911 or seek assistance at a local hospital. 

In the event that there are concerns regarding the imminent safety of a student or others, contact Public Safety by dialing 911 while on-campus for immediate assistance on the scene.

CPS clinicians are also available to respond to disasters or traumatic events that may affect an individual or the community. For consultation, call CPS at 609-258-3141.