What is “Crisis”?
A mental health crisis is any situation in which a person’s behavior puts them at risk of hurting themselves or others and/or prevents them from being able to care for themselves or function effectively in the community. Many things can lead to a mental health crisis. Below are ways you can respond if you or someone else is experiencing a mental health crisis.
Crisis During Business Hours
Crisis services are available to currently enrolled students. If you or someone you are concerned about is in crisis and does not need immediate medical help or law enforcement, please call 317-940-9385 and let the front desk staff know that you are seeking services for a crisis situation. While we cannot guarantee immediate assistance, we will attempt to make someone available as soon as possible to meet your needs.
Examples of crisis situations:
- Considering suicide
- Thoughts of hurting other people
- Recent victim of sexual assault
- Extremely disorganized or bizarre thinking or perceptions
If someone needs immediate medical attention, is threatening immediate self-harm, or has attempted suicide please call 911 immediately.
After Hours Crisis Services
If someone needs immediate medical attention, is threatening immediate self-harm, or has attempted suicide please call 911 or Butler Police at (317-940-BUPD) immediately.
If you are experiencing a crisis outside of our business hours, there are several local and national resources to help you. St. Vincent’s Stress Center and Community North both offer 24-hour phone crisis intervention as well as evaluations for hospital stays. Contact BUPD if you need assistance accessing any of these resources.
St. Vincent’s Stress Center 24-hour line: 317-338-4800
Community North 24-hour line: 317-621-5700 or text HelpNow to 20121
National Suicide Hotline: 888-273-TALK (8255)
Local Crisis Hotline: 317-251-7575
Crisis Text line: text HOME to 741741