Crisis Support

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 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday between 9:00am and 4:30pm or a Wednesday between 12pm and 4:30pm, please call us 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.