Crisis Support

Emergency Contacts


Online Crisis Chat

Crisis Text Line

  • Text HOME to 741741


  • 703-527-4077

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

  • 988
  • 800-273-8255

Mason Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Crisis Line

  • 703-380-1434

The Steve Fund (for students of color)

  • Text STEVE to 741741

Trans Lifeline (for the trans community)

  • 877-565-8860

The Trevor Project's TrevorLifeline (for LGBTQ+ students)

  • 866-488-7386

Veterans Crisis Line (for Veterans)

  • 800-273-8255, Press 1

Mason Police

  • 703-993-2810

If you are concerned about your ability to keep yourself or others safe or are currently experiencing significant emotional distress, we encourage you to contact CAPS at 703-993-2380 to speak with a crisis counselor and determine how best to support your needs.

For mental health crises when we are closed, please call CAPS at 703-993-2380 and select option 1, to connect with an after-hours crisis counselor. Please visit our After-Hours Crisis Support page.

Another option for support is the Emotional Support Line, which is staffed by the Center for Psychological Services (CPS) through George Mason University’s Psychology Department:

You can call the CPS Emotional Support Line to speak confidentially with a trained provider about stress, anxiety, depression, or grief. the phone line is anonymous & confidential. The support line number is: 703-215-1898. Their hours of operation are Monday-Sunday from 8:30 AM – 8:30 PM. For further information please click here.

If this is a life-threatening emergency, please dial 911 or Mason Police at (703) 993-2810 to let them know you are having a mental health emergency.