Emergency Services

At times, students may find they are dealing with a personal crisis that necessitates immediate attention by a mental health professional, including:

  • suicidal or homicidal thoughts
  • sexual assault or other violence
  • serious mental confusion or disorientation

UNOH students experiencing a mental health emergency can come to the Counseling Center (Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm) to speak with a mental health clinician. During after hours and weekends there is an on-call system. If a student is experiencing an urgent mental health crisis during a time when the Counseling Center is closed, they should call Safety Services (419-998-3167) to complete a brief mental health assessment, and, if determined necessary, speak with the on-call crisis counselor.

Possible Threat

If you are concerned that there is an immediate threat to a student’s safety, speak directly about your concerns and request that an officer do a welfare check to make sure the student is safe. Examples of immediate threats: The individual is injured or hurt. The individual has taken too many pills. The individual is threatening to hurt themself. The individual has a weapon. The individual has threatened or attempted to harm someone else. The individual is suicidal and intoxicated and/or high. The individual cannot commit to keeping themself safe.

If there is an immediate threat and the student is on campus, call Safety Services 419-998-3167. If there is an immediate threat and the student is off campus, then call 911.

Off Campus Emergency: Call 911        On-Campus Emergency: Call 419-998-3167

Serious Concern

If a student displays warning signs and/or long term concerns (i.e., self-injury, disordered eating, chronic depression, increased substance use, etc.) but clearly denies thoughts of harming self and/or others:

  • Refer them to the Counseling Center.
  • Contact the Provost about your concern (419-998-3103). The Provost oversees the Behavioral Assessment Team (BAT). They will review the information and decide whether to contact the student directly, and how to best follow-up regarding concerns.

Emergency Services 24 Hours Per Day

Telephone Crisis Counseling
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
Trevor Lifeline for LGBT Youth 1-866-488-7386
Trans Lifeline 1-877-565-8860
Crime Victim Services Rape Crisis Line 1-877-867-7273
RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-4673
Crisis Text Line 24/7 Text "HOME" to 741741
Hospitals
St. Rita’s Emergency Department: 730 W Market St. 419-227-3361
Lima Memorial Emergency Department: 1001 Bellefontaine Ave. 419-228-3335
Law Enforcement
UNOH Safety Services 419-998-3167
Lima Police Department 419-227-4444