Campus, Community, and Emergency Resources

The Center provides emergency services for UDC students as well as the university community.

Emergency services may include crisis walk-in services, on-going counseling, referral to university or community resources, or consultation for faculty and staff facing a crisis situation.  In case of an emergency, Counseling Center staff is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Staff and faculty may refer students directly to the Center at 202.274.6000 or may call for consultation in regard to a student for whom they are concerned.

If you are currently experiencing a mental health emergency or are concerned about your own safety or the safety of someone else, please do not delay.  Call 911 for immediate help or visit the nearest hospital emergency room.

Campus Resources

Counseling and Psychological Services 202.274.6000
Health Center 202.274.5030
University Police 202.274.5050
Accessibility Resource Center 202.274.6417
Title IX Coordinator – Evola Bates 202.274.6016

Students are also encouraged to take advantage of the resources made available through the UDC sponsored Student Health Plan. Better helpis a virtual counseling service that may be helpful. Better help is a national virtual counseling service that provides live chat, video, phone, and ongoing text counseling with licensed mental health practitioners. If you have the UDC sponsored health insurance plan, there is no consultation fee for this service; every communication with a better help counselor is covered 100% during your policy period. Students who do not have the UDC sponsored health insurance plan can access better help by clicking on “Get Started” and selecting “Registering for paid account.” The cost is $50 a week  (charged monthly) and includes unlimited text-based counseling and a weekly live session. The process is initiated by registering at www.counseling4students.com

The Student Assistance Program (SAP)  is an additional resource that is available to students insured by the UDC Student Insurance Plan. SAP provides 24/7/365 access to confidential counseling services, legal and financial services, mediation, innovative web-based services, and other assistance to address personal issues. SAP can help students deal with everything from missing loved ones to helping renew a lease.  SAP can be reached by calling the toll-free number on the back of your insurance card.

211 is an organization that connects you to local resources to address essential needs, crises and emergencies, and disaster assistance. Simply visit www.211.org and input your zip code to be connected to help and resources.


Tools and Information Sources

Therapist Assisted Online (TAO) is currently offering a free library of mindfulness, breathing, and calming videos.  These videos, which will only be offered free for a limited time, are great tools for improving deep breathing skills, using guided visualization, improving sleep, and letting go.

Mental Health Apps:  Consider making use on one of the many mental health apps that are available for free and for pay.  You might find this link helpful in finding Mental Health Apps   Here are some additional wellness-related apps:

Apple/iPhones/itunes Androids
Music and Sounds Relax Melodies Relaxing Sounds of Nature
Relax and Sleep Relax Melodies:  Sleep Sounds
Sleep Sounds Ambient Effects for Free Relaxing Music for Stress – Anxiety Relief App
Sleep Stream:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sleepstream-2-sleep.-relax./id432771824?mt=8
Meditation, Breathing, and Yoga Breathe to Relax: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/breathe2relax/id425720246?mt=8 Breathe2Relax
Sleep Easily Meditation iQuarium Virtual Fish Relaxation Portal
Tactical Breather:
http://itunes.apple.com/app/tactical-breather/id445893881?amp%3Bmt=8&mt=8
Simply Yoga: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/daily-yoga-free/id413817051?mt=8
Tactical Breather:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=t2.tacticalBreather#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDIxMiwidDIudGFjdGljYWxCcmVhdGhlciJd
Affirmations Inspired by Nature:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/affirmations-inspired-by-nature./id414872455?mt=8
The Mindfulness App

Yoga Daily Fitness

Let’s Meditate:  Sleep and Guided Meditation

Wellscapes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wellscapes/id455216623?mt=8

Mood and Anxiety

Mood Tracker Fear Tools Anxiety Kit
PTSD Coach PE Coach 2:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.va.mobilehealth.ncptsd.pecoach&hl=en_US
  • Anxiety and Depression Association of America Psychologist Jelena Kecmanovic provides 7 excellent science-based strategies and tips for coping with COVID-19 anxiety.

Better Help Services Program

Student Assistance Program

Hotlines and Emergency Resources

The Center provides emergency services for UDC students as well as the university community.

Emergency services may include on-going counseling, referral to university or community resources, or consultation for faculty and staff facing a crisis situation.  In case of an emergency, staff is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Staff and faculty may refer students directly to the Center at 202.274.6000 or may call for consultation in regard to a student for whom they are concerned.

If you are currently experiencing a mental health emergency or are concerned about your own safety or the safety of someone else, please do not delay.  Call 911 for immediate help or visit the nearest hospital emergency room.


Local Hospitals

Georgetown Hospital | 3800 Reservoir Road, NW | Washington, DC 20007 | 202.444.2000

The George Washington University Hospital | 900 23rd St., NW Washington, DC 20037 202.715.4000

Howard University Hospital  | 2041 Georgia Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20060 | 202.865.6100

Medstar Washington Hospital Center | 202.877.7000

Providence Hospital | 1150 Varnum Street, N.E. Washington, DC 20017 | 202.269.7000

Psychiatric Institute of Washington | 4228 Wisconsin Avenue, NW – Washington, D.C. 20016 | 202.885.5600

Sibley Memorial Hospital | 5255 Loughboro Road, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016 | 202.537.4000

Suburban Hospital | 8600 Old Georgetown Road | Bethesda, MD 20814 | 301.896.3100


Hotlines

DC Crisis Hotline:  1.888.7WE-HELP or 1.888.793.4357
DC Department of Mental Health Access HelpLine at 1.888.7WE-HELP or 1.888.793.4357
DC Mobile Crisis Unit:  (202-673-9300)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1.800.273.TALK (English), 1.888.628.9454 (Spanish)
Childhelp, Child Abuse Hotline 1.800.4.A.CHILD (422.4453)
DC Rape Crisis Center 202.233.7273
National Sexual Assault 24-HOUR HOTLINE 1.800.656.4673
Domestic Violence Hotline at 1.800.799.SAFE/1.800.799.7233 and TTY 1.800.787.3224
DC SAFE Hotline 1.844.443.5732
Metro TeenAIDS 202.543.8246 | 202.543.8246
Planned Parenthood of DC 202.877.0355
National Graduate Student Crisis HOTLINE 1.877.472.3457
UASK DC  is a tool which provides immediate access to the information needed most in the event of a sexual assault on one of DC’s eight college campuses — quickly, confidentially and free.  Visit the website to download the app on your mobile phone.