Crisis and Emergency Services

After-Hours Crises

To reach the after-hours counselor, call 410-516-8278 and press 1.

Are you an eligible Johns Hopkins University student who needs immediate assistance? We are here to help! Start by answering two questions: What’s wrong and what time is it? Then use this chart to determine your next step.

 What Time of Day Is It?arrow-down
Mon–Fri, 8:30–5:00*

*Excludes university holidays
Evenings, Weekends, Holidays and all other times not listed.
What’s
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I feel upset and think it might help to talk to someone. But the problem doesn’t need to be solved urgently.If you haven’t already, this seems like a good time to make your first connection with the Counseling Center. Call the Counseling Center for a Remote Drop-In Consultation.

If you already meet with a psychologist at the Counseling Center, consider emailing them to request a meeting sometime soon.
In this situation, you may find that you are able to wait until morning to speak with a counselor. Call the Counseling Center first thing in the morning for a Remote Drop-In Consultation. If the next available appointment seems too far in the future, consider calling the office to talk to our daytime on-call-counselor.

In the meantime, why not take a look through our self-help section for tools that may be of help with your dilemma?
I feel upset and can’t seem to calm myself. It would really help if someone could make things better right now.It sounds like you could use some help feeling more settled. Consider trying some of our self-help resources. These are things you can do from the comfort of your own room. If after trying those options you still feel distressed, it may help to call the Counseling Center for a Remote Drop-In Consultation.It can be difficult feeling overwhelmed at night. Hang in there! As a first step, consider using some of our self-help resources. If after trying that you still feel distressed, it may help to talk with our overnight counselor-on-call. To reach the counselor-on-call, please call 410-516-8278 and press 1.
I am in a lot of distress and feel that I may be a danger to myself or to others. I need help now.If you believe you may hurt yourself or someone else, please call 911 or Security (Homewood @ 410-516-7777), (Peabody @ 667-208-6608).

If you don’t believe you are in danger of hurting yourself or someone else (or if you are not sure), it is best if you speak with one of our counselors. During the daytime the best option is to call the Counseling Center for a Remote Drop-In Consultation. Campus Security can also provide you a ride to the Counseling Center.
If you believe you may hurt yourself or someone else, please call 911 or Campus Security (Homewood @ 410-516-7777), (Peabody @ 667-208-6608).

If you don’t believe you are in danger of hurting yourself or someone else (or if you are not sure), it is best if you speak with our counselor-on-call. To reach the counselor-on-call, please call 410-516-8278 and press 1.

  • Worried about someone else? Learn about ways to help a friend in need at PDF Document: Homewood or PDF Document: Peabody.
  • Are you a JHU student who is not eligible for services at the Counseling Center? Learn where to turn to get help.
  • Not a part of the JHU community or not comfortable with the options above? Consider reaching out to one of these resources for help:
    • Baltimore Crisis Response, Inc @ 410-433-5175
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline @ 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
    • Crisis Text Line (free 24/7 crisis support in the US): Text HOME to 741-741
    • For emergencies, call 911 or head to your nearest hospital emergency room.