Student Medical Emergency

Remain calm. Immediately call 911 or campus security at 717-361-1111. Explain the situation and where you are located. Provide information related to the person's complaint. A medical unit will be dispatched if necessary. Stay with the person until emergency responders arrive. Do not move the person unless in obvious immediate danger. If trained and willing to do so, administer CPR and use AED if necessary.


Student Mental Health Crisis

At times there will be a student who is experiencing a mental health crisis. Examples of mental health crises included, and are not limited to, a student:

  • Feeling overwhelmed to the point where their everyday functioning is significantly impaired.
  • Feeling overwhelmed to the point where they may be unable to keep themselves or others safe.
  • Presenting statements or behaviors indicating that they are having thoughts of suicide or physically harming someone else that they may be close to acting on.
  • Having unusual experiences such as hearing voices or seeing things that others do not.
  • Having recently experienced or witnessed a traumatic event.

During Office Hours (8:30-5:00 PM Monday-Friday)
Call Counseling Services at 717-361-1405 or go directly to BSC 216 and request assistance for a mental health crisis or potential crisis.

After Hours
Call Campus Security at 717-361-1111 to be connected with the Counseling Services on-call Counselor.

24 Hour Help Lines in the Community
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Crisis Text Line: Text Start or Hello to 741-741
Lancaster County Crisis Intervention Services: 717-394-2631
Lancaster YWCA Sexual Assault Counseling & Prevention Hotline: 717-392-7273

Suicide Prevention Resources