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In Times of Crisis and Emergency
During the Fall and Spring semesters, The Counseling and Wellness Center has a counselor solely dedicated to crisis intervention, Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm. An emergency or crisis may involve (but is not limited to) thoughts or plans to hurt yourself or another, engaging in life-threatening behavior, or in the event of physical or sexual assault or abuse. On this campus, the primary resource for crisis intervention is the Counseling and Wellness Center: (860) 832-1926.
Dial 9-1-1 in all life-threatening and emergency crisis situations or via the numerous emergency consoles throughout campus.The CCSU Campus Police can be reached at (860) 832-2375.
In any type of crisis emergency, be sure to let the dispatcher know exactly where you are located. Find at least two landmarks around you to help emergency personnel find you. Remain calm and follow the dispatcher's instructions - remember, these are trained professionals. Educate yourself by knowing the campus through the site map!
If you are having thoughts of suicide and wish you express your concerns over the phone with a trained crisis worker, you can call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (English) or 1-888-628-9454 (Spanish). It is the only federally funded hotline for suicide prevention and intervention. People who are in emotional distress or suicidal crisis can call the Lifeline at any time, free of charge from anywhere in the Nation, to talk in English or Spanish with a trained crisis worker who will listen to and assist callers in getting the help they need. If you or someone you know are in imminent or immediate danger, immediately dial 9-1-1.