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Mental Health Emergencies
If the situation is life threatening, please call 911 and /or go to the nearest Emergency Room, which is Winchester Medical Center, 1840 Amherst Street, (540) 536-8700.
Mental health emergencies which occur during office hours (9am-5pm Monday through Friday) can be handled by contacting the Counseling Center at (540) 665-4530 and asking to speak to Emily Petkus prior to sending the student over to our center’s location at Cooley Hall room 303 (if at all possible).
In the event of an emergency after office hours, contact the Office of Public Safety at (540) 678-4444. Public Safety will contact the SU administrator on call for the appropriate response.
Local Emergency Resources:
Concern Hotline Phone: (540) 667-0145
Winchester Behavioral Health Phone: (540) 536-8140
Northwestern Community Services Phone: (540) 636-4250
Winchester Crisis Care Hotline Phone: (540) 536-8152
Local 24 hour Alcohol Abuse Hotline Phone: (540) 667-0322
Northern VA Helpline for Drugs Phone: (703) 532-1255
The Shelter for Abused Women Phone: (540) 667-6466
SAMHSA hosts the following 24-hour disaster resource (they specifically name campus shootings as a disaster)Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 | Text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 | http://disasterdistress.samhsa.gov |Facebook: /distresshelpline | Twitter: @distressline
APA has the following in their helpcenter: http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/mass-shooting.aspx
National Emergency Resources:
Substance Abuse 24 hour Hotline Phone: (800) 835-6130
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Phone: (800) 273-TALK (8255)
National Mental Health Resource Locator http://store.samhsa.gov/home