Mental Health Emergency

A mental health emergency is any situation involving individuals in distress who are unable to appropriately manage themselves.

A mental health emergency or psychological crisis may include:

  • Suicidal behavior
  • An individual threatening harm to themselves and/or others
  • A psychotic break (sudden loss of contact with reality and or bizarre behavior)
  • An unusual or prolonged reaction to traumatic event(s)
  • Any behavior that is unreasonably disturbing to the academic, work or living environment

Response procedures:

  • Contact University Police at 911 (from a campus phone) or 607-777-2393 (from any phone), or
  • Contact the University Counseling Center at 607-777-2772 (8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday), or
  • Contact the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at 607-777-6655 (8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday)

For any unusual or potentially dangerous situation:

  • Never try to handle a situation that is potentially dangerous to you or others. Call University Police at 911 (from a campus phone) or 607-777-2393 (from any phone).
  • Clearly state that immediate assistance is needed. Report your name, where you are calling from and the nature of the problem.
  • All suicide attempts need to be reported to University Police so that proper procedures can be followed to ensure the safety of those involved.

To Report an Emergency:

  • Dial 911 from any on-campus phone.
  • Dial 607-777-2222 from any non-campus (cell) phone.
  • Pick up any Blue Light phone located on University property.