Campus Mental Health Emergency

Campus Mental Health Emergency

AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY
COUNSELING SERVICES

Division of Student Affairs

AFTER-HOURS MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCIES PROCEDURES

On Campus

Residence Director (RD)

239-280-7344
(Available 24 Hours)

On Campus

Ave Maria University Security

239-280-6289
(Available 24 Hours)

Off Campus

Police Department

911
(Available 24 Hours)


CONSULTATION: For consultation, advice can be sought from the following:

Sharon O’Reilly, LCSW
Campus Clinician

Counseling Office

239-280-1654
Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.00pm

 (After-hours contact will be made through the RD# listed above)

Policy 

It is the policy of the Clinical Counseling Office (CCO) to support all students, staff and faculty in dealing with a student mental health emergency.  Students in crisis need prompt attention.  The CCO offers individual counseling, support services, resource information, and referral assistance concerning matters related to depression, anxiety, grief and loss, personal and family relationships, stress management, eating disorders and substance abuse, as well as physical health needs.  Please direct any questions regarding this policy to the CCO, which is located on the second floor of the Student Union #2027, 239-280-1654. 

Procedure

  1. The first contact will be to University staff on-campus at the time, as designated in the above chart. 
  2. The primary role of the campus clinician is to assist the University staff at the scene, and whenever appropriate conduct an on-campus intervention.
  3. Should it be necessary to ensure student safety, the campus clinician or a law enforcement officer can make arrangements for placement at a local mental health crisis clinic.
  4. When university staff on-call determines that a student  should see clinical staff the next day, please leave a voicemail message at 239-280-1654 and send an email message to counselingservices@avemaria.edu to inform the CCO that a student in crisis needs a walk-in time and the CCO will contact the student to schedule the best time for the meeting.

Resources

Suicide Prevention Hotline:

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Veteran Crisis Line:

1-800-273-TALK (8255)
(Veterans will be prompted to press "1" to be connected to a verteran's suicide prevention hotline specialist.