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Emergency & Crisis Resources

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For an emergency that needs immediate care, call Campus Police at 610-861-1510 or dial 911. 

Crisis Resources 

On-Campus Resources

  • During the weekday between the hours of 8am-4pm, stop by CAPS at 1307 Main Street and indicate that you are in crisis and would like to speak with a therapist or call CAPS at 610-861-1510 to schedule a crisis appointment. 
  • After 4pm during the weekday or on the weekends, call Campus Police at 610-861-1421. 
  • Call The Advocates for Survivors of Sexual Violence at 484-764-9242. 

Additional Crisis Resources 

Local Crisis Lines: 

  • Northampton County Crisis Line: 610-252-9060

  • Lehigh County Crisis Line: 610-782-3127

  • Lancaster County Crisis Line: 717-394-2631

National Crisis Lines: 

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Dial 988
     24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress 

  • Crisis Text Line: Text CONNECT to 741741 
    Text with a live, trained crisis counselor on a secure online platform.  

  • The Trevor Project: Lifeline at 1-866-488-7386 or Text Start to 678-678
    Support and information for LGBTQ+ young people 24/7

  • The Steve Fund: Text STEVE to 741741
    Text with a culturally trained crisis text line counselor on a secure online platform

Crisis Information 

What is a crisis? 

Mental health crises can manifest in various forms and can be influenced by a multitude of factors including individual circumstances, mental health conditions, and environmental stressors. Some examples of mental health crises include suicidal intent, loss of contact with reality or perceptual disturbances such as hearing voices, response to a traumatic event (sexual violence, sudden death, etc), or gross impairment in functioning and/or total loss of emotional control. 

Below are some key insights and valuable information concerning mental health crises:  

Suicide Prevention: Understanding the Warning Signs and How to Reach Out
When Terrible Things Happen: What you May Experience 
Common Responses To Traumatic Events     
Managing Anxiety in times of National or International Tension
Staying Safe, Alert, and Steady in a Dangerous Situation
Being Supportive to Someone Who Has Experienced Trauma

Not a crisis?

To learn about resources and referrals for non-crisis mental health experiences, consider: