Counseling Center Services
The mission of the Counseling Center is to provide a range of psychological and counseling services to meet the mental health and developmental needs of Morgan students. The Counseling Center strives to support the emotional, interpersonal, social, and career development of MSU students.
Any currently enrolled student, graduate or undergraduate, full or part time, is eligible for Counseling Center services.
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Appointments for individual counseling in the Counseling Center are available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
If you are coming to the Counseling Center for a brief consultation, for the first time or in an emergency, you may speak with the counselor on Walk-In duty for up to thirty minutes. Walk-in hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
A counselor is available on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in case of emergency (a situation that cannot wait until the next day during regular business hours). If necessary, contact your Residence Hall Director or the Campus Police (x3103) to get in touch with the counselor on call.
Evenings and weekends, when the Counseling Center is not open, you may also call the 24-hour Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline at 1-800-422-0009 .
Baltimore Crisis Response, Incorporated (BCRI), at (410) 433-5175. For Baltimore city residents: BCRI can send staff to meet with you at your residence, or wherever you are, for evaluation and recommendations for your immediate care if you are in distress. http://www.bcresponse.org/
Baltimore County Crisis Response, at (410) 931-2214. You don't have to be a resident of Baltimore County to call. This office provides on site crisis services as well as appointments for psychiatric evaluations and prescriptions for medication, if needed. https://www.thesantegroup.org/baltimore-county-crisis-services
Other hotlines that may be useful to you include:
THE TREVOR PROJECT is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. Call or text 24/7: 1-866-488-7386 or IM chat http://www.thetrevorproject.org/
HOUSE OF RUTH is a leading intimate partner violence center, providing safety, support, and referrals for battered women and children. Their 24 hour hotline is (410)889-7884; for more information, www.hruth.org.
NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE Advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship. 1-800-799-7233 | 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) or IM chat at http://www.thehotline.org/
THE VETERANS CRISIS LINE connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline 24/7/365. Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, text 838255 or IM chat at http://veteranscrisisline.net/
1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Their website also offers a Therapy Finder for those will less acute or longer-term mental health needs http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
http://suicidehotlines.com/maryland.html lists a number of crisis lines dedicated to different populations - College students, grad students, new moms dealing with postpartum depression, veterans, and more.
FIRST YEAR STUDENTS: You may find the following link to be helpful: www.transitionyear.org
How Are You Doing?
Check the following statements that apply to you.
__ I would benefit from better time management.
__ I experience feelings of anxiety or depression that interfere with my doing my best.
__ I sometimes feel stressed or overwhelmed with school, personal, or work life.
__ I have recently had problems communicating with a roommate, family member, or someone else close to me.
__ I am unsure of my choice of major or career, or both.
If you checked any of the above, it might be useful for you to talk with a counselor. Counseling can help you identify a problem area that you would like to work on, set goals, and examine your options. Please call us at 443.885.3130 to schedule an appointment.
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