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Crisis Services

During Working Hours: 

  • In the event of an emergency requiring medical assistance, call University Police 716-673-3333. 
  • Contact the Counseling Center directly by either calling 716-673-3424 or by going directly to the office located in LoGrasso Hall.
  • When students come to the Counseling Center in crisis, they should make the secretary aware that they require immediate and/or same-day assistance

After Hours: 

  • Students can contact the Chautauqua County Crisis Hotline (1-800-724-0461) for after hours mental health emergencies that require a response by mental health professionals. 
  • Students living on campus may notify their Resident Advisor (RA) or Resident Director (RD) of the crisis, who may then decide to engage emergency services. (Contact Residence Life)
  • In the event of an emergency that requires assistance from the police, students should call University Police at 716-673-3333.

Other supportive resources:

  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255 or see https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ for a chat option). 
  • Text HOME to 741741 for free 24/7 crisis support in the US https://www.crisistextline.org/ 
  • Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (1-800-252-8748)
  • Non-Crisis Peer Support daily 5pm-11pm Warm Line Call: 1-877-426-4373 Text: 716-392-0252

In most circumstances, the difficulties that students face can be addressed through the usual process of setting up an appointment with a counselor and discussing the issues concerning the student. However, there are circumstances when crisis situations in which immediate or same-day intervention by a counselor is called for. Emergency psychological services are provided to the campus community by the Counseling Center staff for such crises.

Examples of crisis situations:

  • having suicidal thoughts or attempts
  • having thoughts of doing serious harm to someone else
  • experiencing intense grief and bereavement
  • having recently been physically and/or sexually assaulted
  • feeling acute depression
  • having strange experiences like hearing voices/seeing things that no one else hears/sees
  • experiencing acute anxiety or anxiety attacks

Counseling Center client information is confidential within ethical and legal guidelines. Information can only be released with the written consent of the student, except in situations where a student poses a threat of serious harm to self or to others, or in the case of abuse/neglect of a minor, or in the case of a court-ordered release of information.