Emergency Information and Crisis Intervention

​Crisis intervention

Crisis situations typically occur when we least expect them and require immediate attention. An emotional crisis is a temporary inability to cope with a situation and requires consultation with a mental health professional. The person in crisis may exhibit some of these characteristics:

  • A highly emotional state of distress, panic, or anxiety
  • Signs of extreme apathy
  • Statements of hopelessness, helplessness, defeat, or inadequacies
  • Threatening to hurt self or others
  • Seeing or hearing things that are not there
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Recent sexual or physical assault
  • Currently living without food and shelter

How do I get help?

On Campus – During Regular Business Hours

If you are concerned about yourself or someone else, immediate walk-in assistance is available in the following offices:

  • Counseling Center, A311, (972) 273-3333
  • Health Services, C200, (972) 273-3170
  • College Police, C204, (972) 273-4290 or 911 from a campus phone. The police are available 24 hours a day.

Off Campus – Non Business Hours

In case of a mental health emergency occurring during non-operating business hours, please call 911 or go directly to a hospital emergency room. You may wish to contact one of the following services:

  • Suicide & Crisis Center of North Texas (214) 828-1000
  • 24/7 Crisis Hotline & Mobile Crisis Outreach Teams, (866) 260-8000
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, (800) 273-8255