Crisis Support

Currently Offering Virtual Drop-in Support

No in-person walk-in appointments at this time

  • Monday through Friday, 12–1 p.m. ET (when school is in session)
  • No appointment needed. Just go to doxy.me/SJCCounselingCenter during times listed above to meet with an SJC Counselor. We will verify your student status and current location before beginning the session.
  • If you need to speak with a licensed mental health clinician outside of our Drop-in Support hours and cannot wait to make an appointment with the SJC Counseling Center, call CareConnect at 888-857-5462.
  • Certain situations—including emergencies and crises—are inappropriate for audio/video/computer-based counseling services. If you are in a crisis or in a life-threatening emergency, contact a crisis hotline, call 911, or go immediately to your local hospital emergency room. If you are on-campus, you may also contact SJC Public Safety at 443-336-2348 or ext. 2000 from a campus phone.

For students experiencing a mental health crisis and in need of more immediate assistance, a St. John’s College counselor is available at certain times on class days during the fall and spring academic semesters. Walk-in crisis sessions are brief and intended to efficiently deescalate the situation and restore the student to an adequate level of functioning. No appointment is needed for these sessions, although it is helpful if students call or email ahead of time to let the Counseling Center know they will be coming. For walk-in crisis session hours, please call 410-626-2553 or email counseling(at)sjc.edu.

If you need to speak with a licensed mental health clinician outside of our walk-in crisis session hours and cannot wait to make an appointment with the St. John’s College Counseling Center, call CareConnect at 888-857-5462; they are available 24/7/365.

If you are experiencing a life-threatening crisis, you should immediately contact a crisis hotline, call 911, or go to your local hospital emergency room. If you are on campus, you may also contact Public Safety at 443-336-2348 or ext. 2000.

The following is a list of crisis hotlines and text lines if you need immediate support and/or related resources; these are 24/7 unless otherwise indicated:

LGBTQ+ Hotlines

  • LGBTQ+ Self Harm Text line: Text “CONNECT” to 678678
  • LGBTQ+ TrevorLifeLine: (866) 488-7386
  • LGBTQ+ TrevorText: Text “START” TO 678678
  • Trans Lifeline: (877) 565-8860
    • Daily 10 a.m.–4 a.m. EST

Mental Health Crisis/Suicide Hotlines

  • Anne Arundel County (Maryland) Mental Health Agency, Inc. Warmline & Crisis Response: 410-768-5522
  • Crisis Text Line: Text “HOME” to 741741
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
  • National Eating Disorders Helpline: 800-931-2237
    • Monday–Thursday, 11 a.m.–9 p.m. EST, and Friday 11 a.m.–5 p.m. EST

Veterans Hotlines

  • Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255, Press 1
  • Veterans Crisis Text Line: Text 838255

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Hotlines

  • Domestic Violence/Assault Hotline: 800-799-SAFE (7233)
  • Sexual Assault Crisis Center Hotline: 410-222-6800
  • RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-HOPE (4673)

Substance Use Hotlines

  • Alcohol & Drug Abuse Hotline: 844-244-3171
  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 800-662-HELP (4357)

General Health Hotlines

  • HIV/AIDS Hotline: 800-CDC-INFO (232-4636)
    • Monday­–Friday, 8 a.m.–8 p.m. EST
  • Planned Parenthood Hotline: 800-230-PLAN (7526)

Also see our Resources for Current Students page, which includes information and resources regarding mindfulness, local outpatient resources, and additional online resources.