Emotional well-being is essential to personal development and integral to the creative process. RISD’s Office of Student Development and Counseling Services (SDCS) provides a range of mental health services to help students improve emotional, interpersonal, and academic functioning.
SDCS provides individual and group counseling to any matriculated undergraduate or graduate student, free of charge. Referrals to outside providers are available when indicated.
For more detailed information regarding our services, please visit our website.
After Hours Emergencies: If there is a psychological emergency after office hours and you would like to speak with a counselor, please call Public Safety at 401 454-6666. Public Safety will notify the RISD on-call counselor who will call you back.
For immediate safety concerns for yourself or for another person, please call 911 or Public Safety at 401 454-6666.