Crisis Services

If you, or someone you know, is experiencing a mental health crisis, help is available. You are not alone.

If you are on-campus

During normal working hours (8 am-4:30 pm, Monday through Friday during the summer months), call the SDCC (508-831-5540). Our services are available whether you live on- or off-campus.

If you are off-campus

Call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

After-hours line

Calling ProtoCall (508-831-5540is a great first step, as the crisis counselor you connect with can help you determine if you need a higher level of intervention or not. Call Campus Police or 911 if you are concerned about yourself or the immediate safety of someone else. 

24/7 Volunteer-Run Hotlines

If you think someone is in imminent danger of suicidal action or other threat, call WPI Campus Police at 508-831-5555 (or call 911 if off-campus).  View more Suicide Awareness & Prevention information. 


  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    Phone or Text: 988
  • Crisis Text Line

    Text: HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the U.S. to connect to a trained counselor to help with any crisis.
  • Samaritans

    Call or text: 1-877-870-(HOPE) 4673
  • Trans Lifeline/

    Phone: 1-877-565-8860
  • Trevor Project Lifeline (LGBTQ+)

    Phone: 1-866-488-7386 or Text "Start" to 678-678
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline

    Phone: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)