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Mental Health Crisis

If there is reason to believe that a University student or employee is experiencing a mental health emergency and may present a danger to him/herself or others, Public Safety should be contacted immediately.

If there are general concerns regarding the mental health or well being of a University student, the Dean of Students Office should be contacted.  The Dean of Students Office has a wide variety of resources available and is prepared to provide assistance to troubled students through counseling, interventions and referrals.

If there is general concern regarding the mental health or well being of a University faculty or staff member, the Employee Relations Office of Human Resources should be contacted. 

Counseling Services Available for Students

University Counseling Services offers individual group, and couples counseling to currently enrolled students.  University Counseling Services (UCS) also can  provide assessments and referrals to other appropriate health care providers and services.  In addition, UCS staff members are available for consultation in urgent or emergent situations. In case of an after-hours mental health emergency, the UCS staff member on call may be paged via Public Safety.   

Counseling Services Available for Faculty and Staff

The Employee Assistance Program is available to provide assistance to University faculty and staff who may be experiencing difficult personal problems. Employee Assistance Program services include individual and family counseling, psychological evaluations and referrals, substance abuse treatment and similar services. 

If there is a significant decline in an employee’s work performance or a specific on-the-job incident indicating that an employee may benefit from the Employee Assistance Program’s services, the employee’s supervisor, in consultation with Employee Relations, may make a formal referral that requires the employee’s participation.