After-Hours Mental Health Support

Mental Health Support

On-Campus Emergency: Call Public Safety (401.865.2222) 24/7 for immediate medical response

Off-Campus Emergency: Call 911/use your local emergency resources

After-Hours Crisis Counselor: Outside of normal business hours, when the Counseling Center is closed, including during holidays and on nights and weekends, students can call 401.865.2343 and press option “2” to speak with an after-hours crisis counselor

Additional 24-7 Off-Campus Crisis Resources (All are free & confidential)

blue background with white writing that says 988 suicide and crisis lifeline

The 988 Lifeline (dial 9-8-8 from your phone) provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

Crisis Text Line Text HELLO to 741741 free 24 7 confidential

Text HELLO to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime. Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.

Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. Our trained counselors are here to support you 24/7. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline now at 1-866-488-7386.

Day One - The Sexual Assault and Trauma Resource Center

The Day One Helpline (1.800.494.8100) provides 24-hour support, information and advocacy for those impacted by sexual abuse and sexual violence. Day One is the only agency in Rhode Island that is specifically organized to deal with issues of sexual assault as a community concern. Day One provides treatment, intervention, education, advocacy, and prevention services to Rhode Islanders of all ages—from preschool children to elder adults.

Crisis Counselor Hotline

Are you a young person of color? Feeling down, stressed or overwhelmed? Text STEVE to 741741 and a live, trained Crisis Counselor will receive the text and respond to you quickly to provide support. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.

Sojourner House logo showing purple house with rising sun

The Sojourner House serves victims and survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence and human trafficking. The Sojourner House is located at 386 Smith Street in Providence and their helpline is available 24/7 at 401-765-3232.

Contact Information

Personal Counseling

Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm during the academic year
Lower Bedford Hall

If you are experiencing an emergency on campus, please contact Public Safety at 401-865-2222. For off campus emergencies, contact 911.

After hours mental health support: 
Call 401-865-2343 and press option 2 to speak with an on-call crisis counselor when the office is closed.

Please do not use email to contact Personal Counseling Center staff for urgent/crisis purposes