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To speak to a crisis staff 24/7, dial 601-266-4829.

After hours, choose option 1. 

A mental health crisis occurs when an individual's behaviors put them at risk of harming themselves or others.  The individual may experience limits to their day-to-day level of functioning.

Some examples of a mental health emergency/crisis include, but are not limited to: 

  • thoughts of harming yourself or others,
  • rapid and unusual changes to mood affecting behavior and safety
  • if you believe you are losing touch with reality and experiencing unusual paranoia
  • consistent inability to complete daily tasks (i.e., eating, sleeping, bathing, dressing, attending class)
  • If it is a USM business day, Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., you may walk in without an appointment and request to speak with a counselor, or by calling 601-266-4829.
  • After hours, to speak to a USM helpnow™ crisis staff, call 601-266-4829 and choose option one (1).

After hours, to speak to a USM helpnow™ crisis staff, call 601-266-4829 and choose option one (1).


When a student calls us at 601-266-4829 after hours, they should choose option one (1). A helpnow™ crisis staff will answer and help navigate their needs. Also, the helpnow™ crisis staff can connect them to resources. Additionally, the staff can arrange for a student to receive in-person care if the crisis requires that level of support.


  • During business hours, you may contact the Gulf Park Health Center at 228-214-3300 and ask for assistance.
  • After hours, please call 601-266-4829 and choose option one (1).


If a student is in emotional distress or experiencing a mental health crisis, they may choose to dial or text 988, at any time. When you contact 988, a non-USM crisis professional will provide the support you need. Using 988 is still a healthy option for mental health crisis support. Whether you call our after-hours line or choose 988, you can get the help you need. The most important thing is to make a call for crisis support.




Contact Us

Student Counseling Services
103 Ray Guy Way 
Bond Hall South (East entrance)
118 College Drive #5075
Hattiesburg, MS 39406


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