Loyola University Maryland

Counseling Center

Emergency Support Information

Students in crisis or with an urgent need for assistance can be connected to emergency services on campus for intervention and support:

Daytime (Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

In addition to ongoing counseling appointments, the Counseling Center is available for immediate crisis intervention for Loyola students who are experiencing a psychological emergency Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Our office is located in the turret of the Humanities Center, one flight up, in room 150.

For more information or for immediate assistance, come to the Counseling Center or call 410-617-2273.

After Hours (Weekdays after 5 p.m. and weekends)

Students experiencing a mental health crisis can contact an after-hours counselor by calling 410-617-5530 or seek assistance from Student Life or Campus Police by calling 410-617-5911. Emergency services may also be reached by calling 911 or going to your nearest emergency room. You always get a live counselor, every single time after hours at 410-617-5530. But if call volume is high that means you might wait a few minutes for the next available counselor. Don’t hang up, your call is important and will be answered.

Other Emergency Options

Emergency Support Hotlines

Local Emergency Support Providers

Local Substance Abuse Resources

Important Note: If you or a friend are in immediate serious crisis, please go to one of the local hospital emergency rooms for help or call 911.

For information on support following a community-wide crisis, view Critical Incident Response Services.

Crisis Response

Examples of “Crisis” or “Urgent Need” Include:

  • A recent suicide attempt or thoughts of suicide;
  • Recent urge to harm someone;
  • Concern about the safety of someone else;
  • A recent sexual assault;
  • Recent domestic/dating violence or stalking;
  • Seeing or hearing things that others don’t seem to hear or see and/or;
  • Recent loss of a loved one.

Emergency sessions are aimed at assuring safety, providing support, exploring options, and preparing a plan for moving forward.

What feelings and thoughts are common when someone is in crisis?

Intense anger, sadness, anxiety, desperation, numbness, and hopelessness are all emotions commonly experienced during a crisis. Thinking can be confused, rushed or slowed, with a limited sense of one’s options, often along with an urgent sense that one must act.

Tips for Coping with Crisis

  • Don't make hasty decisions;
  • Avoid alcohol and drugs;
  • Talk to family and friends;
  • Ask for help and;
  • Be patient with yourself.

Additional Resources