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.
Are you in Crisis?
- Tufts Counselor-on-Call: 617-627-3030
- Click to Chat: Lifeline Crisis Chat of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK(8255)
- The Trevor Project Lifeline for LGBTQ Youth: 1-866-488-7386