Emergency and Crisis Resources for Students

Are you a Stevens Institute of Technology student who needs immediate assistance? We can help. Start by answering two questions:

1.      What’s time of day is it?

2.    What’s wrong?

Then use this chart to determine your next step.

What Time of Day Is It?

Mon, Wed-Fri (8:30 - 5:00)
Tues
(8:30 - 7:00)

Evenings, Weekends, Holidays and all other times not listed

What’s
Wrong?


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 CAPS. Call in to speak with our front desk (201-216-5177). They can help you make a first appointment with one of our counselors.

If you already meet with one of our counselors, consider emailing him or her 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. Consider calling CAPS first thing in the morning to set up an appointment with one of our counselors (201-216-5177). If the next available appointment seems too far in the future, consider walking in to meet with our urgent care counselor between 2-4pm weekdays.

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 walk over to CAPS during urgent care hours (2-4pm weekdays).

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 use a national text-line. Did you know that you can text “hello” to 741-741 anytime to text with a counselor? You can also call anytime of day to speak with a counselor at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1800-273-TALK.   

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 immediately call campus police at 201-216-3911.

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 someone at CAPS right away. During the daytime, walk over to CAPS immediately for an emergency session with one of our counselors. 

If you believe you may hurt yourself or someone else, please immediately call campus police at 201-216-3911.

If you don’t believe you are in danger of hurting yourself or someone else (or if you are not sure), you should still speak with a professional right away. You can call campus police and let them know you need to speak with someone about your distress. You can also speak with a trained counselor by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1800-273-TALK.

Worried about another Stevens student? The CARE team can help.

Not a part of the Stevens community? Consider reaching out to one of these resources for help:

  • Text Hello to 741-741
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline @ 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • For emergencies, call 911 or head to your nearest hospital emergency room.