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Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services

Emergency Procedures


This page is intended to provide administrators, staff, and resident life personnel the established policy for dealing with mental health emergencies on campus. Students or others interested in the policy should feel free to review the document for their own information. *

Life RingEmergency Procedures PDF file

If you are in distress or crisis and need to speak to a clinician before your next scheduled appointment, during the day, call the CAPS office and ask for an appointment or to speak with a clinician. Nights, weekends, and holidays, you may call the CAPS help line (239) 745-3277 and you will be connected to a clinician. If you are imminent danger to yourself or others, call 911 if you are off campus and 590-1900 if you are on campus, or you may go to the emergency room at the nearest hospital. You may also contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273- TALK (8255).