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Emergency

If you are having thoughts of suicide, impulses to hurt yourself or someone else or if you have just been a victim of violence or a sexual assault, contact the Counseling and Wellness Center immediately. During office hours from Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm, contact our office at 617.879.7760; after hours, contact MassArt Public Safety at 617.879.7800. If you are off-campus, please call 911.


Sexual Assault 

If you or a friend has been sexually assaulted, it is important that you receive medical and psychological care as soon as possible. Contact Public Safety at 617.879.7800 for assistance to be transported to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Emergency Services; contact Health and Counseling Services at 617.879.7760 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, please call MassArt Public Safety at 617.879.7800, or call 911.


ADDITIONAL MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

MassArt offers My Student Support Program (MySSP) to all enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. MySSP provides all students with immediate, 24-hour support at no cost to the student, regardless of health insurance provider. Students can call or text with a licensed counselor directly from their cell phone from any location.

Student Services Include:

  • Immediate support available by phone or text
  • Ongoing support by appointment, available through phone or secure video portal

Students may download the MySSP app and complete a student profile to assure free access. Phone access is also available at 1.866.743.7732. (Outside the U.S., call 001.416.380.6578).

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact MassArt's Counseling and Wellness Center at 617.879.7763 or at counseling@massart.edu.


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


WHAT IF IT'S NOT AN EMERGENCY BUT I'M REALLY UPSET?

Read more information on Mental Health and Wellness Resources