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If this is a life-threatening mental health emergency, consider the following options:

  1. If you have a community therapist that has provided an emergency contact number or service, contact that number or service.
  2. If you have a community psychiatrist that has provided an emergency contact number or service, contact that number or service.
  3. Call or go to an urgent-care or crisis center in your area (Opens PDF).
  4. call 911 or go to a local hospital.

Weekday resources

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, services at the Counseling Center are available. Students presenting in crisis circumstances during office hours (M-F 8am-5pm) will be seen by Center staff to provide a timely response.

The Counseling Center also has daily urgent-care hours from 1pm to 4pm for students feeling overwhelmed by acute personal problems who are unable to wait for a regular appointment. During this time, students are seen on short notice, and the amount of time available for each student depends on level of need and the number of students who come for urgent-care that day.

Evening and weekend resources

For medical or mental health emergencies occurring in the evening or on the weekend, emergency services are available through UMD's Department of Public Safety at 508.999.9191 or 911.

On-campus crisis resources

Counseling Center
Phone: 508.999.8648 or 8648
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am - 5pm Sat & Sun - Closed

UMass Dartmouth Police Department
Phone: 911 or 508.999.9191

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Off-campus crisis resources

After hours, mental health services are available at:

Mental Health Emergencies

  • Intervention Services New Bedford, MA
    Phone: 508.996.3154
  • Corrigan Mental Health Fall River, MA
    Phone: 508.235.7277

24-Hour Volunteer-Run Hotlines

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    Text: "Connect" to 741741 
    Persons of Color: "Steve" to 741741
  • Samaritans, New Bedford/Fall River, MA
  • Trans Lifeline/
  • Trevor Lifeline
    or Text "Start" to 678-678

Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence

  • Women's Center New Bedford, MA
    Phone: 508.999.6636
  • Women's Center Fall River, MA
    Phone: 508.672.1222
  • RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network)
    24-hour Chat:

Stay Strong Boston

This website will help individuals assess if they are struggling with a mental health concern, educate friends and family members on what to do if a loved one is at risk, and provide individuals with the resources to talk to a mental health professional about their own or a loved one’s situation.


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