Immediate Help

On Call After Hours Emergency: 404-413-1640.
Please follow the prompts for immediate assistance.

Students who are concerned about their own or another person’s immediate safety should call the University Police at 404-413-3333 on campus or 911 if they are off campus. Students who are experiencing emotional or psychological distress and are unsure if their distress warrants immediate crisis counseling should reference the examples below.

Examples of students in immediate crisis situations:

  • Having thoughts of physically harming themselves or someone else
  • Having odd and disturbing experiences, such as hearing voices or seeing things that others do not see or hear
  • Experienced a physical or sexual assault within the last few days
  • They or someone they care about is being physically hurt or abused, or someone is threatening to harm them or someone they care about
  • Having difficulties coping with the death of someone who died recently
  • Have become unable to provide their own food clothing or shelter in the last few days

Students in a crisis during business hours
Should call the Counseling  Center at 404-413-1640 and inform the front desk staff member that they’d like to speak to a counselor immediately and feel that they are in crisis. Students who believe themselves to be in an immediate, life threatening crisis should alert the front desk staff member when they check in.

ULifeline Self-Evaluator
Visit the Georgia State University page of ULifeline and use their self-evaluator to get more information about the most common mental health conditions faced by college students. The self-evaluator was developed for ULifeline by Duke University School of Medicine and screens for thirteen of the most common mental health conditions faced by college students. This screening does not provide a diagnosis, but identifies problems that could be impacting thoughts, feelings and behaviors. The screening process also provides information on these conditions and how to reach out for help.