Ohio University

Crisis/Emergency Services


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


Crisis Text Line

Send a text to: 741741

Veterans Crisis Line


National Sexual Assault Hotline