Call 911 for a medical emergency, 988 for a mental health emergency, or go to the nearest emergency department if you or someone you know is having a life threatening issue.

University of Vermont Medical Center is the closest emergency room to campus at 111 Colchester Ave.

Mental Health Crisis: CAPS On Call Counselor

For urgent mental health needs call CAPS to reach the on call counselor at (802) 656-3340.

Other Mental Health Crisis Resources

First Call of Chittenden County: (802) 488-7777

First Call is a free emergency mental health service staffed 24/7 for anyone in Chittenden County experiencing a crisis.

There is no wrong reason to call. Your reason for calling may be as simple as requesting an appointment with a mental health specialist or more urgent, such as getting help for someone who is experiencing serious emotional distress.

Vermont Crisis Text Line: text VT to 741741

Free and available 24/7. Within five minutes, you'll get a text back, followed by a response from a trained crisis counselor.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988/ TTY: use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 988

If you are suicidal or in emotional distress, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can put you in touch with help.


Get the LiveSafe App

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  • Share your location with friends when you're headed home late at night
  • Report safety incidents privately and directly from your phone-- and anonymously, if you want
  • Get campus emergency resources