Need help now? Text "START" to 741-741 or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

If you need immediate help

Text: START to 741-741

Call: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

It’s easy to procrastinate getting help, but reaching out for support is the first step to feeling better. Most campuses offer confidential counseling services or can help connect you with resources in your community. Just talking about what’s going on can help you feel better, so take that first step by reaching out for help or opening up to a trusted friend or family member. There are ways to feel better, but you have to tell someone what you’re going through.

Here are some other resources that can help you decide when it’s time to reach out for help:

24-Hour Hotlines

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    Chat now: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
  • The Trevor Lifeline (Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth)
    866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386)
  • CDC-INFO (Formerly known as the CDC National STD and AIDS Hotline)
    1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
  • Veterans’ Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255), press 1
  • Treatment Referral Hotline (Substance Abuse)
    1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline

    24-hour online hotline:

    1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)
  • National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
  • Crisis Text Line

    Get Help Now: Free, 24/7, Confidential

    Text START to 741-741

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Resources on your campus:

Rider University

Zoerner House on the Lawrenceville Campus; Williamson Hall, Room 6 on the Princeton Campus
, New Jersey
609-896-5157 or 609-921-7100 X-8275

Rider University Counseling Center

The Counseling Center at Rider University believes that education includes the development of the total person and not intellect alone. The Counseling Center provides services that are central to the overall mission of the university. These services help students achieve educational and career goals, learn the process of problem solving, increase and enhance their capacity to develop satisfying interpersonal relationships and make full use of their potential for continued growth outside of their educational experience.

Thus, the mission of the Counseling Center is to provide services of a developmental, remedial, and preventive nature. These services focus on enhancing skills that students already possess while they encourage the development of skills that will help students achieve success at Rider University and beyond.
609-896-5157 or 609-921-7100 X-8275

Rider University Emergency Contact Information

Students can make appointments either by calling or walking into the Counseling Center. In an emergency after hours or on weekends, students should call Safety and Security at 609-896-5029.

Counseling Center on the Rider University Campus:
Zoerner House
2083 Lawrenceville Rd.
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Tele: 609-896-5157

Counseling Center on the Westminster Campus:
Williamson Hall Room 6
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton NJ 08540
Tele: 609-921-7100 ext 8275

Confidentiality Statement

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