Loyola University Maryland

Counseling Center

Emergency Services

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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 8:30-5:00) at the Counseling Center in Humanities 150, 410-617-2273

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

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

Examples of “crisis” or “urgent need” include:

1. A recent suicide attempt or thoughts of suicide.
2. Recent urge to harm someone.
3. Concern about the safety of someone else.
4. A recent sexual assault.
5. Recent domestic/dating violence or stalking.
6. Seeing or hearing things that others don’t seem to hear or see.
7. 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.
Be patient with yourself. 

Additional resources:

REACTonline 
Relaxation Room
Dealing with Fear Reactions
Trauma
Grief and Loss
Self-Care
Relaxation Resources

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