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CRISIS INTERVENTION -- IMMEDIATE

IF YOU ARE AFRAID THAT A STUDENT WILL NOT BE ABLE TO AVOID HURTING HIM/HERSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE, GET HELP IMMEDIATELY.

Go to the Mt. Nittany Medical Center Emergency Department
Call 911 or 1-800-643-5432

Students who are experiencing a psychological or emotional crisis often need immediate help and intervention. Some examples of serious crises include:

  • suicidal or homicidal thoughts or impulses;
  • sexual or physical assault
  • hearing voices or otherwise misperceiving reality
  • overwhelming loss, such as a death in the family

CRISIS INTERVENTION -- BY APPOINTMENT

Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS provides crisis intervention services during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call or come to the CAPS office and MAKE IT CLEAR THAT YOU ARE IN CRISIS. Every effort will be made to respond as soon as possible. If you are in ongoing treatment at CAPS, you may ask to speak to your regular counselor or a crisis counselor:

501 Student Health Center
863-0395


Psychiatric Medications

If you are having a problem with a psychiatric medication, call the prescribing provider. If your problem is urgent or involves serious side effects, call or go to the

Mt. Nittany Medical Center Emergency Department
234-6110


COMMUNITY 24-HOUR SERVICES

Centre County CAN HELP Line

This is a 24-hour crisis hotline available to students. Counselors who staff the hotline will help people manage a crisis situation; a mobile team is available when needed. They refer to Centre County hospital facilities if hospitalization is needed.

1-800-643-5432

Community Help Centre (Formerly Wellspring, Inc)

Located at 139 South Pugh Street in State College, this is a local agency that provides both telephone and in-person crisis intervention services. Walk-in hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The crisis hotline is available 24 hours a day.

235-1890


DOMESTIC/RELATIONSHIP VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICES

County Women's Resource Center

The Center, located at 140 W. Nittany Avenue, State College, is the local rape crisis and domestic violence center. Trained volunteers provide crisis intervention for victims of rape and relationship violence on their 24-hour hotline. They also operate a shelter for women who are currently in abusive relationships and need safe housing temporarily.

234-5050

HOSPITAL FACILITIES

Mt. Nittany Medical Center Emergency Department

Located at 1800 East Park Ave., State College, the emergency department can provide immediate care for severe crises such as drug or alcohol overdoses or serious suicidal thoughts. Students may call 911 for ambulance service to the hospital.

234-6110

The Meadows Psychiatric Center

The Meadows is a private hospital 10 miles from State College and provides free consultations on their 24-hour Mental Health Crisis Line.

1-800-641-7529

 


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