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If you are having thoughts of suicide, impulses to hurt yourself or someone else, or if you have just been a victim of violence (including sexual violence), the Counseling and Wellness Center is available Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm on the second floor of Kennedy and at 617.879.7760, press 2. The 24/7 MartyAid support line is always available at 617.879.7760, press 1. For on-campus emergencies, call MassArt Public Safety at 617.879.7800. For off-campus emergencies, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.


If you or a friend has experienced sexual violence / assault, it is important that you receive medical and psychological care as soon as possible. Contact Public Safety at 617.879.7800 or Counseling and Wellness at 617.879.7760, press 2 for additional support, guidance, and resources.

Feeling Unsafe

If you are feeling unsafe, whatever the reason may be, please reach out for help.

  • In case of an emergency, call MassArt Public Safety at 617.879.7800, or call 911
  • Counseling and Wellness Center hours are Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm on the 2nd floor of Kennedy
  • The MartyAid 24/7 support line is available at 617-879-7760, press 1

Free MENTAL HEALTH & Wellness Resources

MassArt offers MartyAid (Christie Campus Health) to all enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. MartyAid provides all students with immediate, 24-hour support at no cost, and regardless of health insurance. Students can speak with a licensed counselor directly from their phone from any location.

Student Services Include:

  • Immediate 24/7 support available by phone 
  • Up to 6 free in person or telehealth appointments per year
  • Access to an online prescribing clinic (with referral from the Counseling and Wellness Center)
  • Personal Navigators - free case management services to assist with off-campus referrals and other needs such as housing, food, etc.
  • Free mindfulness and meditation app, Headspace Sign up for a free headspace account.
  • Free self-guided online mental health and wellness program SilverCloud - Sign up for a free SilverCloud account.
  • Wellness Hub and CampusWell app include articles and videos on various health and wellness topics - To access the Wellness Hub go to or download the CampusWell app.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact MassArt's Counseling and Wellness Center at 617.879.7760 (press 2) or at

additional crisis lines

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
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. Call 1.800.273.8255 for free 24/7 crisis support in the US

Crisis Text Line
Free online mental health texting service. Text HOME to 741741 for free 24/7 crisis support in the US

The Trevor Project
Offers crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth with a 24/7 helpline and online and text support. Call 866.488.7386

The Steve Fund 
Is dedicated to the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color. The organization offers expert resources regarding mental health and students of color. The Steve Fund has created a special keyword, STEVE, that young people of color can text to 741741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor


Read more information on coping strategies!