Responding to an Emergency or Crisis

Faculty and staff are advised to call 911 for any emergency situation including suicide attempt, alcohol or other drug overdose, or imminent threat of violence. If you call 911 from any campus telephone, your call will automatically be connected simultaneously to our campus Public Safety and Health Services departments.

For situations involving a psychological crisis with no imminent threat of danger, contact Counseling Services staff in the Wellness Center, during normal business hours, for immediate assistance. A counselor will assess the level of risk for harm, assist the individual in achieving stability, and make appropriate treatment recommendations, as needed.

24-Hour Emergency/Crisis Contacts
In cases of psychological crisis, during non-business hours, employees are advised to utilize any of the community services noted below:

Samaritan Hospital Crisis/Suicide Prevention Hotline
(518) 274-4345
Capital District Psychiatric Center Walk-In Crisis Unit
(518) 447-9650
Rensselaer County Sexual Assault Care Center Hotline
(518) 271-3257
Unity House Domestic Violence Hotline
(518) 272-2370