Johns Hopkins has launched the Behavioral Health Crisis Support Team to improve our responses to service calls involving mental health issues.
This effort pairs licensed mental health clinicians with Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) trained JHU Public Safety officers to respond to people experiencing behavioral health crises on or immediately surrounding our Baltimore campuses. JHU is the first university in the United States to launch a campus-based 24/7/365 mobile crisis co-response team.
The team can be reached through the BHCST Access Line at 410-516-9355, or by calling the Public Safety Office at 410-614-3473 to ask for a specific individual.
We partner with Baltimore Crisis Response, Inc. (BCRI), to support JHU in providing quality mental health crisis assistance for our Baltimore neighbors, leveraging their unique position as an unparalleled leader in providing robust and effective behavioral health crisis care throughout the city of Baltimore.
We are actively recruiting for licensed crisis clinicians to join our team. More information about these positions can be found on the Careers website.
News About the Behavioral Health Crisis Support Team
- Behavioral Health Crisis Support Team Expansion: August 16, 2023
- University’s behavioral health crisis resource expands to Peabody, launches 24/7 phone line: October 7, 2022
- New behavioral health crisis resource meets ‘real need’ on campus and in the community: May 20, 2022
- Johns Hopkins to launch Behavioral Health Crisis Response Initiative: May 18, 2021
- Report outlines recommendations to improve student mental health and well-being: February 22, 2018