Loyola University Maryland

Counseling Center

Emergency Services

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

During office hours (M-F 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) at the Counseling Center in Humanities 150, 410-617-2273

After-hours/weekends via Student Life or Campus Police at 410-617-5911

During the COVID-19 campus closure,  Loyola University Maryland Undergraduate and Graduate Students can contact an after-hours counselor by calling (410) 617-5530.

If you are not a resident living on campus, please call 911 or contact one of the options listed below:
  • Grassroots Suicide Hotline: 1-800-422-0009
  • Baltimore Crisis Response Suicide Hotline: 410-752-2272
  • First Call for Help Hotline (English & Spanish): 1-800-492-0618
  • ULifeline National Suicide Prevention: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741-741
  • Crisis Resources by State
  • Transgender Support Line: 877-565-8860

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

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:

    • REACT Online
    • Relaxation Resources
    • Dealing with Fear Reactions
    • Trauma
    • Grief and Loss
    • Self-Care

Local Substance Abuse Resources: