Immediate Help for Mental Health Crises

Life Threatening Emergency – Call 911
If you are experiencing a serious and immediate life-threatening crisis, please bypass calling Student Health and Wellness 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:
Student Health and Wellness (SHaW) offers free and confidential 24/7 support for mental health crises.  Crisis support is available during business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30) at our Arjona 4th floor location.  After-hours support is available by phone by calling 860-486-4705.  Please note that 24/7 support is available during the fall and spring semestersDuring summer and winter breaks, crisis support is available during business hours.

If you choose to call us (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.

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.

State and National 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