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There are many services available on-campus, in the community and online for students experiencing distress or mental-health concerns.
The Counseling Center offers a range of services designed to promote the personal growth, academic success and emotional health of students. Stress, relationship problems, depression, academic difficulties and anxiety are among some of the most common reasons students seek help. Identity development, including sexual identity development, is also an important aspect of college students’ lives in general and LGBTQ students in particular. Counseling may be beneficial for this normal developmental process in clarifying and defining values, needs, goals, ambitions and sense of self. LGBTQ students may also benefit from support through the coming out process. Further, help is available for those who have been affected by hate, harassment and discrimination. Counseling is confidential and free.
The Life Crisis Center, established in 1976 as the Rape Crisis Center of Ocean City, has evolved into a full service regional crisis center serving the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland with domestic violence, rape/sexual assault and child abuse services in Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester Counties. The Life Crisis Center provides Suicide and Crisis Hotlines and is the designated information and referral center for Maryland 2-1-1 for the entire Eastern Shore of Maryland. You can contact Life Crisis Center directly 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 410-749-4357.
ULifeline is an anonymous, confidential, online resource center, where college students can be comfortable searching for the information they need and want regarding mental health and suicide prevention. ULifeline is available where college students seek information the most—at their fingertips on the Internet.
The Half of Us campaign, is a project with MTVU that includes videos of your favorite artists and other students sharing how they've coped with mental health issues.