In Case of Emergency

Emergency and Crisis Resources for Students (Updated 9/22/21) If you are a Stevens' student in distress there are always options for receiving emotional support! Look to the chart below for guidance on where to turn  

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 someone who can help. 

If you already meet with a CAPS counselor, consider emailing them to request a check-in.

If it is after-hours or the weekend, try taking a look through our self-help section for tools that may be of help with your dilemma until you are able to connect with a counselor.

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 speak with a CAPS clinician. A licensed therapist can be reached any time of day by calling 201.216.5177. (Note: on nights, weekends and holidays students can call our number and press "2" to speak with a live counselor). 

There are also some free national resources you may find helpful. 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 911

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. Call anytime of day at 201.216.5177. After hours press "2" to be connected with a live counselor. Alternatively, you can 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.