Skip to main content
Get Urgent Help


Crisis Services for Penn State Students

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis or need immediate support:

  • Call Counseling and Psychological Services
    814-863-0395 (Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)
  • Call the 24/7 Penn State Crisis Line at 1-877-229-6400
  • Text the 24/7 Crisis Text Line: Text “LIONS” to 741741
  • Go to the Mount Nittany Medical Center Emergency Department 
    • 1800 E Park Ave; State College, PA 16803
    • Phone: 814-234-6110 
  • Call the Penn State Police at 814-863-1111 or call 911

The Penn State Crisis Line can also be used for consultation if you know someone or are with someone who is experiencing a crisis. The Penn State Crisis Line can be used at all campuses. However, the caller must be in the U.S. 

If you are experiencing a problem with 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 Mount Nittany Medical Center Emergency Department, 814-234-6110.

For Concerns About Others:

  • The Red Folder initiative is a guide to help faculty, staff, and others who interact with students to recognize, respond effectively to, and refer distressed students at Penn State. 
  • Learn how to help students experiencing low, moderate, and high levels of distress with The Red Folder Toolkit.
Explore in this Section
Crisis Intervention
Penn State Student Affairs
Counseling & Psychological Services
Main Location

501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802

Additional Locations

3rd Floor Bank of America Career Services Building
University Park, PA 16802

Allenway Building (Downtown)
315 S Allen Street
State College, PA 16801


Our events and programs are open to all students regardless of sex, gender, sexual orientation, race, or any other protected class. Student Affairs is committed to building a community of belonging for all.