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I Need to Talk

Let’s Talk!

Let’s Talk is a program that provides easy access to informal, confidential one-on-one consultations with CAPS counselors online.

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Counseling and Psychological Services

Appointments at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will be conducted via telephone and video conferencing for the time being. If you already have an appointment, please expect a phone call at your appointment time and arrange for privacy so that the conversation remains confidential. For students located out of state, brief phone support and a referral in your local area, if appropriate, will be facilitated. Students contacting CAPS for the first time should call our front desk at 973-655-5211 in order to schedule a brief phone screening. It is essential that you leave a message with your name and phone number. You will be called back promptly during business hours. Check out their Services web page for details.

In case of emergency, please contact any of the following resources immediately:

  • University Police at 973-655-5222.
  • Crisis Text Line (Free crisis support 24/7): Text CONNECT to 741741

Suicide Prevention Help

If you, or someone you know, are in crisis and are thinking about or planning suicide, please reach out to Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at 973-655-5211 during regular University business hours.Or you can reach out to the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: call 988

In case of psychiatric emergency after hours call the University Police Department at 973-655-5222 OR to speak with a counselor after hour call (CAPS) at 973-655-5211 and select Option 2. These services are available to all students 24/7.

More Info on Suicide Prevention Help

How to Report a Gender-Based Misconduct Incident

Montclair State University supports and encourages reporting of any type of gender-based misconduct, including sexual assault and harassment, dating violence, discrimination, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, sexual exploitation and stalking.

How to Submit a Report/Complaint

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The CARE Team

The Crisis, Assessment, Response and Education (CARE) Team is a group of University administrators that meets regularly to evaluate concerning behaviors of Montclair State University students. Any community member can submit a report to the CARE Team if they are concerned about the behavior of a student, or if you need help yourself! Reports can be sent directly to a member of the CARE Team, via a CARE Report Form and/or by emailing CARETeam@montclair.eduWe continue to evaluate CARE reports. No matter what, even during a pandemic: We Are Here for You.