In the event of an immediate health emergency, contact your local emergency services via phone at 911 or call Campus Safety at 860-439-2222. 

Student Counseling Services After-Hours Support

Call SCS at 860-439-4587 and press #2 to connect with a mental health counselor.

For crisis and/or ongoing counseling support, download the free TELUS Health app (formerly My SSP), available on the App Store or Google Play, and connect to an off-campus counselor through the app or call directly at -888-257-8533. (If calling from outside North America, dial 001- 416-380-6578).

Students in need of a psychiatric medication evaluation or follow-up, while we are closed, may visit (many insurance plans accepted).

During the academic year, Student Support Specialists (SSS) are available to students during evening and weekend hours when they need assistance related to mental health concerns or are struggling in the moment. The Student Support Specialists are not counselors but can discuss with students their stressors and identify ways to cope and connect them to appropriate resources on or off campus.  

Mondays-Thursdays - 12:30-8pm
Fridays - 9am-4:30pm and 8pm-2am
Saturdays - 4pm-2am
Sundays - 4pm-1am

Student Support Specialists can be reached at 860-439-2412,, or calling Campus Safety at 860-439-2222. 

Connecticut College’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources

  • Student Counseling Services: 1-860-439-4587
  • Student Health Services: 1-860-439-2275
  • Student Accessibility Services: 1-860-439-5428
  • Student Support Specialists: 1-860-439-2222 or 1-860-439-2412
  • Campus Safety: 1-860-439-2222
  • Office of Wellbeing and Health Promotion: 1-860-439-2826
  • Office of Sexual Violence and Prevention: 1-860-439-2219
  • Office of Religious and Spiritual Support: 1-860-439-5165
  • Gender and Sexuality Programs: 1-860-439-2238
  • CARE Team


Looking for off-campus mental health care? Search local providers through: Thriving Campus

Local Hospitals/Emergency Rooms

  • William H. Backus Hospital
    326 Washington Street, Norwich, CT,  06360
    Open 24 hours 
  • Pequot Medical Center
    52 Hazelnut Hill Road, Groton, CT, 06340
    Phone: 1-860-446-8265
    Open from 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.
  • Lawrence and Memorial Hospital (L&M)
    345 Montauk Avenue, New London, CT, 06320
    Phone: 1-860-442-0711
    Open 24 hours

National and State Crisis Support Resources

Crisis and Suicide Lifeline

  • Lifeline Options For Deaf + Hard of Hearing: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 988
  • Línea de Prevención del Suicidio y Crisis: 1-888-628-9454
  • Lifeline, available 24/7: text or call 988

National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI)

The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 

National Eating Disorders Helpline: 1-866-488-7386 or Text NEDA to 741741

Peer-Based Support Lines

Adult Crisis Intervention and Options Network: 1-800-HOPE-135 (1-800-467-3135)

Southeast CT Mental Health Authority Crisis Response: 1-860-886-9302

Safe Harbor Warm Line: 1-800-258-1528
If you are not experiencing a crisis or emergency but need someone to talk with, you may call the Safe Harbor Warm Line. The Warm Line is staffed by trained Peer Support Counselors. 

Alcoholics Anonymous 

Narcotics Anonymous

Al-Non and Al-ateen

RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. Its 24/7 hotline provides support, advice, information, and referrals to other resources in a survivor’s local area. Has an online, 24/7 instant message chat hotline

FORGE is an organization that directs transgender and nonbinary sexual assault survivors to the resources they need to address their trauma. The organization is also dedicated to empowering the trans and nonbinary community beyond providing resources.

Love Is Respect is a website that provides different avenues of support for its users. The site outlines what healthy relationships should look like, offers resources specific to LGBTQ+ people, and helps people create safety and exit plans for abusive relationships.

The Network/La Red is an organizing campaign led by survivors of sexual assault focused on the LGBTQ+, BDSM, and polyamorous communities. The campaign offers various resources for help, including a 24/7 confidential support hotline.

Community United Against Violence offers counseling specifically for LGBTQ+ survivors of violence and abuse. It also conducts programs and workshops meant to stop the cycle of violence within and against the queer community.

Connecticut State Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services: 1-800-563-4086

South Central Crisis Service: 1-203-974-7300
An evening and weekend telephone counseling service is available to help you at the following times:
Monday through Friday: 5 PM—8 AM the following morning
Weekends and Holidays: 24 hours per day

Connecticut Sexual Assault Hotline
You can be immediately connected with services in your area by calling the toll-free, 24-hour sexual assault hotline: 1-888-999-5545 English; 1-888-568-8332 Spanish

Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence
All sexual assault advocacy services are free and confidential.
Log into:

Safe Futures: 24/7 Confidential Support Line: 1-860-701-6001
Emergency Walk-in Counseling or by appointment at New London Office
16 Jay Street, New London, CT 06320

New London Court Family Violence Victims Advocate:  1-860-443-3959 x4051 or x4052
Monday through Friday 9am-5pm.

Mental Health Crisis Intervention Services/Mobile Crisis Intervention Services – Connecticut – United Way of Connecticut: Call 211 or visit the eLibrary at