UNH Crisis / Emergencies Resources
The following information is from the UNH Counseling Center:
What is an Emergency?
A mental health emergency is an emotional or behavioral crisis that warrants same day attention by a mental health professional. This may include, but is not limited to, significant changes in behavior that are not characteristic of a person, the presence of disruptive symptoms that interfere with the responsibilities of daily living, direct or indirect expressions of the intent to harm self or others, or the experience of a trauma. If you are feeling that you are a danger to yourself and/or others, visit UNHCC immediately or call 603-862-2090 if the center is physically closed. If you are not comfortable doing so, contact 1-800-273-TALK, a free crisis hotline, or go to your local emergency room.
Daytime Emergency Services
The Counseling Center provides emergency services 24 hours per day. From 8am to 5pm students may call the Counseling Center (862-2090) and ask to be scheduled for an emergency appointment or request to speak with the on-call clinician. If the clinician is not available, s/he will typically return calls on the hour. Clinical staff responds immediately to "imminent danger" crises. Students requesting an emergency visit are expected to accommodate the time offered for an appointment, e.g. by missing a class if necessary. Click here for directions to Smith Hall.
After-Hours Emergency Services
Students in crisis after 5pm or on weekends may call 862-2090 and have the call forwarded to speak with someone from the Behavioral Health Unit of Portsmouth Hospital. In-person evaluations after hours are conducted at Portsmouth Hospital in the ER by on-call therapists of the Behavioral Health Unit; students and/or their insurance companies are billed for these face-to-face evaluations. Students transported to the ER by ambulance will be financially responsible for those services.
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