A mental health emergency is an emotional or behavioral crisis that warrants same-day or immediate attention by a mental health professional. This may include, but is not limited to, significant changes in behavior that are not characteristic of a person, the presence of disruptive symptoms that interfere with the responsibilities of daily living, direct or indirect expressions or the intent to harm self or others, or the experience of a trauma or assault.
If a student is in a life threatening situation and is on campus, call Campus Security (973) 408-3379 and request emergency assistance.
If a student you know is experiencing a mental health emergency or crisis:
During business hours (M-F 9-5), CAPS staff is available to assist students who are in crisis, either in-person or over zoom. To request an appointment for yourself or someone else to be seen for a same day crisis appointment, please call the main number 973-408-3398 or email email@example.com
After business hours: call Campus Security 973-408-3379 and they will contact the appropriate Residence Life staff member to respond.
If you have Drew's Student Health Insurance
You can call CareConnect and talk to a licensed mental health clinician any time, day or night, at 1-888-857-5462.
If you are having a psychiatric emergency and are off campus
• In Morris County, you can call Morristown Medical Center Crisis Intervention (973-540-0100)
• Call 911 or your local hospital's emergency room
Other crisis numbers include:
• National Text Helpline: Text "hi" to 741741
• 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
• Morristown Medical Center Crisis Intervention (973-540-0100)
• Morris Cares Sexual Assault Hotline (973-829-0587)
• Caring Contact : 908-232-2880 (7:00 am - 11:00 pm)
• National Transgender Support Line: (877) 565-8860, Eastern time: 11 a.m. to 5 a.m.