The following local and national resources are available to you in the event that you experience emotional discomfort or distress. In a serious emergency, remember that you can also call 911 for immediate assistance.


UD Center for Counseling & Student Development

UD’s center offers assistance for mental health by providing counselors and programs that are designed to contribute to the personal, educational and career development of our students

261 Perkins Student Center

M, Th, F: 8am-5pm; T, W: 8am-6pm


UD Collegiate Recovery Community

UD’s Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) is designed to be support based and student oriented. It is a resource for college students who are actively working to protect their sobriety and for students who have been impacted by the addiction of a close friend or family member. The CRC also plans events and activities focused on and supportive of recovery. Meetings are held on Thursday afternoons at 3pm at Student Wellness & Health Promotion.

231 S College Ave


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Contact person: Jessica Estok

UD Student Wellness & Health Promotion

The UD Student Wellness & Health Promotion offers many different services ranging from crisis counseling, victim advocacy, alcohol and substance use counseling, and wellness education.

Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm

231 S. College Ave.


UD Student Health Services

UD Student Health Services is a care center that provides medical treatment and office consultation space for both outpatient and inpatient services

Outpatient Services – 8:00am-5:00pm (Monday through Friday)

Outpatient Nurse Consultation – 24 hours/7 days a week during the academic year, 8:00am- 5:00pm during summer and holiday breaks

Inpatient Services – 24 hours/7days a week during academic year, closed during summer, holiday breaks, and University holidays when residence halls are closed.

Laurel Hall (282 The Green)


UD Helpline

The UD Helpline is a 24/7/365 service where parents, faculty, and students can speak to a counselor whenever needed or if you want support even if you’re not in a crisis.



Brandywine Counseling & Community Services

Brandywine Counseling and Community Services is an organization that provides education, prevention, early intervention, treatment, and justice-involved services to people and families affected by mental illness, substance use, HIV and multiple occurring diagnosis, and their related challenges.

Christiana Care Behavioral Health

Christiana Care Behavioral Health is a full-service health system that is able to provide the personalized care needed for effective treatment of mental illness.

Christiana Care Psychiatric Crisis Hotline

Connects to a Psychiatric Crisis Team, which is comprised of a group of specially trained registered nurses who are available 24 hours a day for emergency responses. The team offers immediate intervention for those in crisis because of psychiatric illness.



Helps people affected by drug and alcohol dependency, mental illness and related conditions to achieve a better quality of life and become accountable individuals. Offers both in-patient and outpatient treatment services.

604 W. 10th Street

Wilmington, DE 19801


atTAcK addiction

atTAcK addiction is a community group that educates and brings awareness to addiction as a disease, and to decrease the stigma that is often associated with this disease. It offers monthly support meetings in all three Delaware counties that are geared toward both those suffering from addiction and family members and friends who are affected by a loved one’s addiction.


Al-Anon is a free support program for people who have been affected by someone else’s drinking.


Nar-Anon is a free support group for those who have been affected by someone else’s drug addiction.

State of Delaware Crisis Hotlines:

  • Child Mental Health Crisis Hotline: 800-969-4357.
  • Adult Mobile Crisis Hotline (New Castle County): 800-652-2929.
  • Adult Mobile Crisis Hotline (Kent and Sussex Counties): 800-345-6785.

Delaware Health & Social Services


Open Door, Inc.

Provides a comprehensive range of behavioral health services including mental health, substance abuse and psychosocial services throughout Delaware (New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties).

Local address: 254 E Main St, Newark, DE 19711



National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources, and best practices for professionals.


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)’s National Helpline

SAMHSA’s National Helpline offers a confidential way to find help and treatment for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. The helpline is available in English and Spanish 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

1-800-662-HELP (4357)

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline

Available Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM EST, NAMI provides well-trained staff that answers questions, provides free information and referrals to treatment programs, support groups, and educational programs.

1-800-950-NAMI (6264)


An online resource for college mental health.

1-800-273-TALK (8255) or test “START” to 741-741