Suicide/Mental Health or Psychological Emergency

 

Suicide

  1. In the event of threat to self or ­others, call 911.
  2. Call Campus Safety at 3911 if using a Viterbo phone; 608-796-3911 or 608-780-1582 if using a non-Viterbo phone.
  3. Counseling services may also be called weekdays at 608-796-3825.
  4. Consider any reference to suicide as ­serious.
  5. Try to calm and isolate the individual.
  6. Do not leave the individual alone. Stay until ­professional help arrives.

 

Mental Health or Psychological Emergency

  1. A psychological crisis may exist when an ­individual is delusional, out of touch with reality, or threatening harm to self or others. The crisis may be manifested as paranoia, disruptive behavior, hallucinations, complete withdrawal, uncontrolled behavior, anger, yelling, or self-injury.
  2. Call 911.
  3. Call campus safety at 3911 if using a Viterbo phone; 608-796-3911 or 608-780-1582 if using a non-Viterbo phone.
  4. Counseling services may also be called weekdays at 608-796-3825.
  5. Do not attempt to handle the situation alone.
  6. All suicide attempts should be reported to 911 and ­campus safety immediately.