Ohio University

Crisis/Emergency Services

Attention: Ohio University will be closed for the Winter Break from December 21 through January 5. This means that CPS will be open through December 18, will be closed from Dec 19 until January 5, and will reopen on January 6. During the period of closure, our after-hours line (740-593-1616) will remain active; students may call to speak with a counselor 24/7. The counselor will determine the need for psychiatry consultation. For more about our services over the Winter Closure, please visit https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/counseling/winter-break-2020

What to do in a Crisis or Emergency Situation? 

  • In an Emergency or if you are in imminent danger, immediately call 911
  • If you are not in imminent danger but in an urgent need of crisis support, please call National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-784-2433
  • You may also call CPS after hours emergency number (740-593-1616) and press 1 to speak with a counselor
  • You may also seek help from a local hospital or a local suicide hotline
  • You may also use a CRISIS TEXTLINE: Send a text to 741-741 
  • If you have been sexually assaulted and or need to talk to a Sexual Assault Survivor Advocate, please call 24/7 Hotline: 740-597-SAFE(7233)
  • See below for additional crisis/suicide hotlines

Examples of Urgent Needs May Include

  • A student is having suicidal thoughts and is worried they are unable to keep themselves physically safe
  • A student has recently experienced a physical or sexual assault
  • A student states they are hearing voices or seeing things
  • A student recently experienced or witnessed a threat to life or safety
  • A student has recently experienced the death of a loved one

For a listing of Ohio hospitals with a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) available by schedule or on-call to provide medical attention and evidence collection see: https://www.oaesv.org/site/assets/files/1322/oaesv-sane-safe-programs.pdf

 

Suicide Prevention Resources

This page has a listing of phone numbers, chat/text lines, and tips for talking to those who are suicidal as well as myths and facts about suicide.

National Crisis Hotlines

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255
suicidepreventionlifeline.org
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Crisis Text Line

Send a text to: 741741
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Veterans Crisis Line

1-800-273-8255
veteranscrisisline.net
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National Sexual Assault Hotline

1-800-656-4673
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