In the event of a personal emergency during normal working hours, students can call Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at 610-660-1090 or come in person to A504 Merion Gardens and state the nature of the emergency to the administrative assistant.
Weekdays between the hours of 11:00 AM and 12:30 PM, students may also visit the Drop-In Center for urgent concerns in LaFarge Residence Center (private office – first floor, near the Fitness Center). In either location, a CAPS staff member will consult with you immediately to determine what action the crisis requires.
After office hours, on weekends and holidays students should call 911 or SJU-Public Safety at 610-660-1111. Public Safety will direct your call to the appropriate resource. This may include speaking with a CAPS counselor on-call.
When helping someone in crisis, it is important to remember to:
- clarify the problem
- communicate your commitment to help
- contact appropriate professional staff
- talk in a calm, direct and reassuring manner
- stay until assistance arrives
The following resources are additional sources of help:
|Fire or Medical Emergencies||911|
|Suicide Prevention Lifeline||1-800-273-TALK (8255)|
|Crisis Text Line||Text START to 741-741|
|SJU Rape Education Prevention Program (REPP)||610-733-9650 (24hr helpline)|
|Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse|
|Women Organized Against Rape||215-985-3333|
|Domestic Violence Hotline||866-723-3014|