Crisis Intervention

Crisis Intervention

Emergency Contact Information



(Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

In addition to ongoing counseling appointments, Counseling & Psychological Services is available for immediate crisis intervention for Fairfield University students. Our office is located in Dolan Hall (near the Health Center). For more information or immediate assitance, come to C&PS or call (203) 254-4000 x2146


Walk-In Hours

(Monday - Friday 2 - 4 p.m.)

We also have designated walk-in times when no appointment is needed to meet with a counselor. Our walk-in hours are Monday-Friday from 2 - 4 p.m. For more information or immediate assitance, visit or call (203) 254-4000 x2146


After Hours

(Weekdays after 4:30 p.m. & Weekends)

For psychological emergencies that occur in the evenings or on weekends, contact the Department of Public Safety and an officer will meet you at your location. The officer will provide support and contact the on-call counselor. Please call DPS at (203) 254-4090 to access the on-call counselor after hours.


Other Emergency Options (On-Campus)


Other Emergency Options (Off-Campus)

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 1-800-273-8255 (English) or 1-888-628-9454 (En Espanol)
  • Center for Family Justice (a rape crisis center) for immediate and long-term advocacy and support (24 Hour hotline) 1-888-999-5545
  • Bridgerport Hospital Emergency Room (203) 384-3566
  • St. Vincent's Hospital Emergency Room (203) 576-6000


Tips for Managing A Crisis

  • Ask for help
  • Avoid alcohol and drugs
  • Don't make hasty decisions
  • Don't isolate yourself
  • Keep your regular meal and sleep times
  • Be patient with yourself
  • Talk to family and friends
  • Remember to breathe deeply

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