Need help now?

  • If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, call The Counseling Center's 24/7 phone number at 413-542-2354, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) or reach the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741 (in the U.S.).
  • If you are on-campus or in Massachusetts and can wait a few hours for help, we offer urgent mental health care from 9:00am-4:00pm by calling the Counseling Center at 413-542-2354.
  • In the event of an immediate, life-threatening emergency on campus, call Amherst College Police emergency line at 413-542-2111. For students off-campus or out-of-state, call 9-1-1.

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The Counseling Center is a confidential resource for the Amherst community. Our clinical services are confidential, and your conversations with us are privileged. We will not share any information about you without your explicit written permission, including with academic departments, parents, faculty members or others. Read our Policy on Confidentiality for more details.

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Survivor Support & Amnesty

For students who experience of witness any form of sexual violence and are afraid to come forward due to a potential COVID policy violation, don't be afraid to ask for help.

Your Overall Safety, Health and Wellbeing are Most Important

Survivors of sexual violence and bystandards are encouraged to report violence, seek support, and access services without fear of getting in trouble.

  • The Title IX Office (413) 542-5707
  • Counseling Center (413) 542-2354
  • ACPD Emergency Line (413) 542-2111
  • Health Services (413) 542-2267