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Counseling & Mental Health Services Available to AAP Students

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AAP Student Counseling & Support Services

AAP students in need of assistance are encouraged to contact AAP Student Support Services Coordinator Lawrence Livingston. Dr. Livingston serves as an advocate for all AAP students statewide, working to connect them with both local and University resources and providing a listening ear to help students navigate their college experience. For more information or to make a Zoom appointment with Dr. Livingston, visit AAP Student Counseling & Support Services.

UD Helpline: 24-Hour Support For All UD Students

The UD Helpline is a counselor-on-call service for any student feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, or otherwise in need of someone to talk to. The Helpline is available 24/7.

Call (302) 831-1001 

  • Press 1 to request that a Sexual Offense Support advocate call you back within 10 minutes. 
  • Press 2 to speak with a mental health professional immediately. 

Crisis Text Line 

Anonymous text message support for any student feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, or otherwise in need of someone to talk to. 

Text 741741 with the message: 

  • “UDTEXT” for assistance or 
  • “STEVE” for assistance specific to students of color 

State Hotlines 

Mobile Crisis Intervention Services: If you are having a psychiatric or substance abuse crisis and need assistance, call 24/7: 

  • Northern Delaware Hotline: (800) 652-2929
  • Southern Delaware Hotline: (800) 345-6785 

State of DE Crisis Helpline: For information or referrals, to discuss daily struggles, or to process suicidal thoughts, call 24/7: 

  • State of DE Crisis Helpline: (800) 262-9800 
  • Rape Crisis Program: (302) 761-9100 
  • Deaf Helpline (TDD): (302) 761-9700 

National Hotlines  

  • 1 (800) 273-TALK: (suicidal thoughts) 
  • 1 (800) SUICIDE: (suicidal thoughts) 
  • 1-800-656-HOPE: (rape, abuse, or incest) 

Emergency Facilities

The Recovery Innovation Recovery Response Center (RRC) provides recovery support services and crisis stabilization, diverts people from inpatient hospitalization, and communicates a message of hope and recovery. 

  • Newark: (302) 318-6070 (659 E. Chestnut Hill Rd) 
  • Ellendale: (302) 424-5660 (700 Main St.) 

Delaware Psychiatric Center (DPC) provides integrated services to adults suffering from severe and persistent mental illness. This includes inpatient treatment at the Herman M. Holloway Campus in New Castle, Delaware. 

  • (302) 255-2700 (1901 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle) 

Harrington Detox is the primary detoxification center for residents of Kent and Sussex counties, helping people to withdraw from alcohol, opioids, and benzodiazepines.

  • (302) 786-7800 (1 East St, Harrington, DE) 

Emergency Facilities

NET Detox offers medically monitored inpatient detoxification, individual and group counseling, and the Consumer Engagement and Transition Program.

  • (302) 691-0140, or
  • (800) 359-1367 (3315 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington)

Comprehensive Behavioral Health Clinics

Talk therapy, or counseling, is usually provided by a licensed psychologist, counselor, or social worker and utilizes a variety of theoretical approaches to address mental health concerns. Psychiatrists are medical doctors with special training in the medications associated with the treatment of mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety. 

Comprehensive behavioral health clinics throughout the state provide both talk therapy and psychiatric services:

New Castle County

  • Argo: (302) 999-1106, 409 Larch Avenue, Wilmington, DE
  • Brandywine Counseling & Community Services (three locations):
    • (302) 472-0381, 2500 West 4th St., Wilmington, DE 
    • (302) 656-2348, 2713 Lancaster Ave., Wilmington, DE
    • (302) 454-3020, 24 Brookhill Dr., Newark, DE
  • Connections, CSP (four locations):
    • (302) 475-2700, 2205 Silverside Rd., Wilmington, DE
    • (302) 454-7520, 3305 Polly Drummond Rd., Newark, DE
    • 302-656-8326, 801 West St., Wilmington, DE
    • 833-886-2277, 2126 W. Newport Gap Pike, Wilmington, DE
  • Horizon House: 302-266-3246, 261 Chapman Rd., Newark, DE

Kent County 

  • Connections, CSP (two locations): 
    • (302) 659-5060, 222 N. DuPont Blvd., Smyrna, DE
    • (302) 672-9360, 696 Bay Rd., Dover, DE
  • Kent Sussex Community Services: (302) 735-7790, 1241 College Park Dr., Dover, DE

Sussex County

  • Argo: (302) 856-9746, 6 Railroad Ave, Georgetown, DE
  • Brandywine Counseling & Community Services: (302) 856-4700, 528 E. Market St., Georgetown, DE
  • Connections, CSP (two locations): 
    • (302) 947-4645, 24832 John Jay Highway, Millsboro, DE
    • (302) 990-7021, 123 Pennsylvania Ave., Seaford, DE
  • Fellowship Health Resources (two locations): 
    • (302) 854-0626, 20707 DuPont Blvd., Georgetown, DE
    • (302) 934-1861, 400 Delaware Ave., Millsboro, DE
  • Kent Sussex Community Services (two locations): 
    • (302) 877-0444, 31039 North Poplar St., Laurel, DE
    • (302) 854-0172, 20728 Dupont Blvd., Georgetown, DE
  • Thresholds: 302-856-18352505 Dupont Blvd, Georgetown, DE 

Counseling and Therapy Resources

New Castle County

Kent and Sussex counties

Printable Resources Guide

For a printable version of all statewide counseling and support services available to UD AAP students, see The Center for Counseling and Student Development's Guide to Your Mental Health Resources

If you have questions about any of these services or resources, contact your campus's academic advisor or visit the Center for Counseling and Student Development

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