Mental Health Emergencies

Health Service offers 24-hour crisis intervention counseling for anyone at risk of dangerous or life-threatening mental health emergencies.

Call 617-627-3030 and ask to speak with the COUNSELOR-ON-CALL if you or someone you know expresses or exhibits the following

  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Impulses to hurt yourself or someone else
  • Severe mental confusion or disorientation
  • Suicidal intentions, making suicidal statements, or suicide attempts
  • Making imminent threats or exhibiting aggressive behavior toward others
  • Incoherent or disjointed speech
  • A loss of contact with reality, including hearing or seeing things that are not there and/or ideas or beliefs that are not realistic
  • Extreme panic
  • Demonstrated inability to care for oneself
  • Have just been a victim of violence or assault

If someone you know says they are feeling suicidal

  • Do not leave the person alone
  • Take any reference to suicide seriously
  • Get help right away

Emergencies During Regular Office Hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact emergency services through the CMHS front office at 617-627-3360.

After-Hours Emergencies: Counseler-On-Call 5 p.m. to 9 a.m.

  • Call Tufts University Police 617-627-3030;
  • Give the dispatcher your name and the phone number at which you can be reached;
  • The counselor-on-call will get back to you shortly thereafter.

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