In Case of Emergency

If you are a student experiencing a mental health crisis, please call 212-854-2878, to speak with the counselor on call.  This line is operative 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, any day of the year.

For any life-threatening situation, please call 911.

If you are on campus, contact Public Safety 212-678-3333.
Call the Columbia University Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at 212-854-5555. 

For gender-based violence concerns, sexual harassment and other related issues, you can call  an advocate 24 hours a day at 212-854-4357. This call is confidential. 

Learn more about the SVR Line

Additional Phone Numbers & Chat Lines


At any hour of any day, in several languages, via phone, tablet or computer, NYC Well provides suicide prevention and crisis counseling by calling 1-888-692-9355, texting WELL to 65173, or chatting here.



The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for individuals in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call 988 or 1-800-273-8255 or chat here. 

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