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Psychiatric Emergency
Suicide Prevention

If you're struggling emotionally or thinking about suicide, help is available:

Monday-Friday 9 AM - 5 PM
FSU Counseling Center

After hours & on the weekends/holidays:
Advocates Psychiatric
Emergency Services

24 hours/day:
Samaritans 24-hour
Suicide Prevention Helpline

National Suicide
Prevention Helpline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Free 24/7 confidential mental health & emotional support call line

Text "Start" to 741-741

Free 24/7 confidential emotional support text service

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The Counseling Center is the place to come when you have a personal concern and want to talk privately with a counselor to explore possible options in an objective, accepting way.


Students come to the Counseling Center for a variety of reasons. Many students seek help for issues relating to the problems and stresses of university life. You can come in for a specific concern or just to see a friendly face and have someone to talk to. Our services are available at no cost to matriculated Framingham State University Students.

Counseling Center staff consists of:

  • Clinical Social Workers
  • Psychologist
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Graduate Social Work Interns

It is easy to make an appointment: either stop in or call us at 508-626-4640. If you call after hours, you can leave a message on the answering machine and someone will return your call during office hours. Our office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Monday through Friday. Most appointments are made within a day or two of contact. Our walk-in time is 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. A counselor is always available during that time and you don't need an appointment.

If you have a concern about another student or friend, you can stop in during walk-in time or call to make an appointment. A counselor can advise you and will discuss ways you might be helpful.

If you feel suicidal please call the Counseling Center immediately.

If you feel suicidal or are in a crisis and the Counseling Center is not open, call

Advocates Psychiatric Emergency Services at 508-872-3333. Residence Hall staff and Campus Police 508-626-4911 are also available to offer assistance.

Counseling Center sessions are normally 45 minutes long. During your initial session a counselor will talk to you about your concerns and assist you in determining whether additional sessions will be helpful. An agreement will be reached between you and your counselor about the best approach to your problem.

All information given to the Counseling Center or an individual counselor is confidential and will not be shared with any person or organization without your written consent, unless it is to protect you or someone else from imminent harm. Please see our confidentiality page for a complete description of our policy.

Please note:
Because of the confidential nature of the services we offer, and because the Internet is not a secure method of communicating, it is the Center’s policy to not communicate with students via email.



Framingham State University

100 State Street

PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101


Phone: 508-620-1220