Counseling and Psychological Services

Emergency Situations

What is a psychological emergency?

If you are having thoughts of suicide, impulses to hurt yourself or someone else, severe mental confusion or disorientation, or if you have just been a victim of violence or a sexual assault, contact Emergency Services immediately.

During Office Hours (Monday–Friday, 8:45 am–5:00 pm)

  • Contact our office: 617-824-8595

After Office Hours

  • Contact Emerson College Police at 617-824-8888
  • Call 911
  • Visit your local emergency room

Sexual Assault


What if it's not an emergency but I’m really upset?

At times of distress that do not reach the level of a crisis or emergency, there are several things you can do to cope with and reduce distress. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Write in a journal
  • Talk to a friend, family member, or trusted clergy member
  • Exercise, preferably outdoors if weather permits
  • Practice relaxation techniques
  • Listen to music
  • Engage your creative energy or talent
  • Watch a movie or favorite television show
  • Daydream about a favorite activity
  • Recall a pleasant memory, focusing on the images, sounds, and sensations that are associated with the memory

To make an appointment with Counseling and Psychological Services, contact our office at 617-824-8595.