Immediate Help

Life Threatening Emergency – Call 911

If you are experiencing a serious and immediate life-threatening crisis, please bypass calling CMHS and call 911 or the UConn Police Department immediately.  Although most people associate 911 with medical emergencies, they also support people with mental health emergencies such as thoughts of suicide.


I need to talk to someone now

CMHS offers free and confidential 24/7 support for mental health crises.  In-person crisis support is available during business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30) in our Arjona, 4th floor office.  After-hours support is available by phone by calling 860-486-4705.  If you choose to call our office (during or after business hours) for crisis-support, please tell the receptionist that you are experiencing a crisis and wish to speak to the on-call therapist.  Students will be seen or spoken to by the on-call therapist as soon as possible.


*Please note that 24/7 support is available during the fall and spring semesters.  During summer and winter breaks, crisis support is available during business hours (in-person or by phone).


Examples of a mental health crises include: thoughts or plans to hurt yourself or someone else, engaging in life-threatening behaviors, and/or recent assault or trauma.


Off-Campus Resources:

Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-8255

Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence – 1-888-999-5545

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) – 1-800-656-4673

National Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-800-799-7233


Local Hospitals:

Manchester Memorial Hospital

71 Haynes St., Manchester, CT 06040



Rockville General Hospital

31 Union St., Vernon, CT 06066



Windham Hospital

112 Mansfield Ave., Willimantic, CT 06226