Health Education, Promotion & Wellness


Depressed? Thinking About Suicide?

How to Get Help for Yourself or a Friend

ON CAMPUS EMERGENCY: 508.999.9191 (9191)
OFF-CAMPUS EMERGENCY: 911


 oncampus     On Campus

Counseling Center
www.umassd.edu/counseling
508.999.8648

offcampus      Off-Campus

Local Hospital & Emergency Mental Health Services

St. Luke's Hospital
http://www.southcoast.org/services/stlukes.html
508.997.1515
101 Page Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

Child and Family Services Emergency Mental Health Clinic
Available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week

508.996.3154
For residents of the following communities: Acushnet, Cuttyhunk, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Rochester, Wareham, Onset.
543 North Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

Corrigan Mental Health Center, Crisis Department
Available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
508.235.7277
For residents of the following communities: Assonet, Fall River, Freetown, Somerset, Swansea, Westport.
49 Hillside Street
Fall River, MA 02720


Crisis Hotlines

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
1.800.273.TALK (1.800.273.8255)
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline connects callers to the nearest certified response center.

Samaritans Fall River/New Bedford
Available 8 a.m.-11 p.m., 7 days/week
1.866.508.4357

The Trevor Helpline
Available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
1.866.4.U.TREVOR (1.866.488.7386)

The only national, 24-hour toll-free suicide prevention hotline for gay and questioning youth.

online    Online

Online resources can be very helpful in learning more about depression, mental illnesses, and suicide.
However, online sources--including online depression screening questionnaires--are not a substitute for an evaluation by a counselor or therapist.

If you or a friend need help, it is always best to meet with a mental health professional.
If you or a friend is in crisis, get help immediately.

Screening for Mental Health
Screenings for Depression, Bipolar Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Eating Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Alcohol Abuse

Ulifeline
www.ulifeline.org
Information for college students on mental health issues, suicide prevention, commonly prescribed medications, and how to help a friend in need. Includes a screening program called Self e-Valuator, developed by the Duke University Medical Center, to help students uncover whether they or a friend are at risk from depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, and other mental health problems.

Campus Blues
www.campusblues.com
Information about common problems in college, including mental health issues.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
www.afsp.org

American Association of Suicidology
www.suicidology.org

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
www.dbsalliance.org

National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH)
www.nimh.nih.gov
A division of the National Institutes of Health, a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The Trevor Project
www.thetrevorproject.org
The Trevor Project operates the only nationwide, around-the-clock suicide prevention helpline for gay and questioning youth. (See Crisis Hotlines above.) They also provide outreach through their website and other educational services.



 Last Updated On: 8/28/07

Contact Info:

Beth-Anne Vieira, MPH
Coordinator, Health Education and Promotion
T - 508.910.6965
bvieira@umassd.edu