Please note: Salem State has a new 24/7 Mental Health Support Line. If you are a student or speaking with a student who is having an urgent mental health concern or needs access to after-hours support, contact the confidential 24/7 mental health support line at 978.542.8327.
Faculty and staff can submit a report with Dr. Elisa Castillo, Assistant Dean of Students for Wellness and the Care and Concern team about a concern about a student's behavior or wellbeing.
Do you need mental health support or wish to help a friend access mental health resources? Utilize these on-campus, local and national resources available for Salem State students and community members. The majority of these resources are free, confidential, and/or anonymous. Many also have online chat or text options available. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
During Business Hours
If you have an urgent mental health situation during normal business hours, call or come to counseling services even if you do not have an appointment. Let us know that it is an urgent matter and we will see you as soon as possible. In an emergency, contact campus police at 978.542.6111. You can also contact the confidential 24/7 SSU mental health support line at 978.542.8327. In an emergency, contact campus police at 978.542.6111.
For students having an urgent mental health concern or who need access to after-hours support, contact the confidential 24/7 SSU mental health support line at 978.542.8327. For a mental health emergency that occurs at night or on a weekend, contact campus police at 978.542.6111 or your RA or resident director.
After Business Hours Off-Campus
For a mental health emergency that occurs at night or on a weekend, contact:
911 - your local police emergency service
Your usual healthcare provider, e.g., your therapist, primary care doctor, clinic, or HMO
Or proceed to the nearest hospital emergency room
Local 24-Hour Support Services and Resources
The following organizations in the community have trained, dedicated staff to help those who may be experiencing a mental health crisis, or who have been recent victims of sexual assault:
24/7 Lahey Psychiatric Crisis hotline: 866.523.1216. If you are not on the North Shore, they can direct you to your regional hotline.