Terps are in Crisis
For far too long, our mental health has not been a priority to our University. We have been misunderstood. We have been neglected. We have felt isolated and alone.
At the University of Maryland, the mental health resources established to support us are overwhelmed with student demand, underfunded, and understaffed. SPARC is concerned about the mental well-being of our community.
You may have found your way here because we recently wrote a letter to President Loh, asking for the administration to support our struggling community. What are we concerned about? Well…
Want to learn more about our movement or how to become more involved?
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*If you are experiencing a crisis, we encourage you to connect with available resources, listed below for your convenience..
University of Maryland, Counseling Center – Emergency Visit
“During regular business hours, students experiencing an urgent crisis can request to be seen for an emergency visit at the Counseling Center. Emergency visits are unscheduled same-day appointments in which Counseling Service staff evaluate the student’s current functioning and nature of concerns and help the student problem-solve and determine next steps. To request an emergency visit, please stop by the Counseling Center reception desk on the main level of the Shoemaker Building. To schedule a non-urgent appointment, also known as an intake appointment, please call the Counseling Center at (301) 314-7651.”
24/7 Crisis Phone Numbers
University of Maryland, Counseling Center After Hours Crisis Support:
“The Counseling Center offers after-hours crisis support to any UMD student or any person concerned about a UMD student. Professional mental health counselors are available when the Counseling Center is closed to assist callers with mental health crises. Counselors also can provide information about the Counseling Center or other campus resources. When appropriate, Counseling Center staff will follow up with the caller on the next business day.”
University of Maryland, CARE to Stop Violence 24 Hour Crisis Phone:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
“We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.”
Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Youth and Young Adults):
“Our trained counselors are here to support you 24/7. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline now at 866-488-7386.”
Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline:
“Text ‘HOME’ to 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor”
“Every texter is connected with a Crisis Counselor, a real-life human being trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem solving. All of our Crisis Counselors are volunteers, donating their time to helping people in crisis.”