Counseling Center


Are you or someone you care about experiencing symptoms that are distressing or interfering with everyday functioning? The links below provide a free screening tool available to all UMBC students and are taken anonymously. These screenings are provided so that you may find out, in just a few minutes, whether or not professional consultation would be helpful to you.

*Please note that all screening resources are for informational and educational purposes only, and are not intended as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.

The following links include general screenings for a variety of mental health concerns including but not limited to anxiety, depression, substance issues, and eating disorders.

General Screenings

uLifefline Self Evaluator

A secure and confidential self-assessment that screens for thirteen of the most common mental health conditions that college students face.

Interactive Screening Program

An anonymous online self-check questionnaire that enables a provider to contact you and provide feedback based on your responses.

Substance Issues Screenings


Veterans and Service Members Screenings

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uLifefline Self Evaluator

An online conversation game that will assist you in learning about the challenges faced by LGBTQ students. Through practiced conversations with virtual students, you will learn how to create a safe and supportive space for all students and identify what support services are available on your campus.

Interactive Screening Program

A unique, game-based, online training, lets you interact with virtual student veterans to learn tactics for identifying signs of distress in your peers, reaching out to fellow vets you are worried about, and referring friends to available support services.

Interactive Screening Program

A game-based simulation where you will learn how to recognize the signs of distress, approach a friend you're worried about, and determine where you and your friend can turn for help.



High Risk Life Events Associated with Suicide:

  • Death or terminal illness of a loved one
  • Divorce, separation, or broken relationship
  • Loss of health (real or imaginary)
  • Loss of job, home, money, self esteem, personal security
  • Anniversaries
  • Difficulties with school, family, the law
  • Early stages of recovery from depression
  • Common Warning Signs
  • Giving away favorite possessions
  • A marked or noticeable change in an individual's behavior
  • Previous suicide attempts and statements revealing a desire to die
  • Depression (sad mood, crying, withdrawing, no interest, etc.)
  • Inappropriate "good-byes"
  • Purchase of a gun or pills
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Obsession about death and talk about suicide
  • Decline in performance of work, school, or other activities
  • Deteriorating physical appearance, or reckless actions
  • Verbal behavior that is ambiguous or indirect:
  • "I'm going away on a real long trip,"
  • "You won't have to worry about me anymore,"
  • "I want to go to sleep and never wake up"

What To Do

  • Take suicide threats seriously, be direct, open & honest in communications
  • Listen, allow the individual to express their feelings and express your concerns in a non-judgmental way
  • Say things like: "I'm here for you", "Let's talk", "I'm here to help"
  • Ask, "Are you having suicidal thoughts?" (A detailed plan indicates greater risk)
  • Take action sooner than later
  • Get them connected with professional help
  • Dispose of pills, drugs and guns
  • Do not worry about being disloyal to the individual; contact a reliable family member or close friend of the person

Where to Get Help

Other Self-Help Resources

Online Resources & Helpful Websites

Off-Campus Resources

  • Loyola Clinical Centers (Loyola College); 410-617-1200
  • Psychology Clinic (University of Maryland, College Park); 301-405-4808
  • Community Counseling Services Center (CCSC) (George Washington University) 202-994-8645 (D.C. location); 703-299-9148 (Alexandria location)
  • Maryland Clinical Social Work Referral Service; 410-298-3226
  • Maryland Psychiatric Society Referral Service; 410-625-0232
  • Maryland Psychological Association Referral Service; 410-992-4258 or 301-596-3999
  • Pastoral Counseling Service of Maryland; 410-433-8861
  • Sheppard Pratt Therapy Referral Service; 410-938-5000; 888-938-4207 (toll-free)
  • The Pro Bono Counseling Project; 410-323-5800 or 301-805-8191;1-877-323-5800 (toll-free)
  • Mental Health Association of Maryland; 410-863-0470
  • Public Mental Health System (Medicaid & Pharmacy Assistance Program)1-800-888-1965; 1-800-735-2258 (TTY)
  • Maryland Early Intervention Program

*We have chosen the above links in order to provide you with another opportunity to learn more about yourself and mental health issues that may be of concern or interest to you as well as to provide alternative resources to address your needs. However, it is important to note that UCS has no jurisdiction over, nor responsibility for, the specific content of these websites or delivery of their services.

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