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COUNSELING AND ADVISING CENTER

As the campus psychologist, one of my primary roles is to help ensure the safety and well-being of students at Lakeland. If you have any questions or would like information about my services, please feel free to contact me at any time.

The following procedures are provided as a resource for Lakeland students who may be experiencing a mental health crisis. However, if you are currently under the care of a mental health professional, you should first follow the crisis guidelines of your counselor or the agency where you receive services.

For all emergency situations involving a crime or physical danger, please contact the police by dialing 911 or 440.525.7241.

A mental health crisis is a situation in which you are experiencing extreme emotional distress which threatens your safety or the safety of others or which compromises your ability to function.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please follow these procedures:

Daytime Emergencies

 

  1. Stop by the Counseling Center, located in office A-1027 (across from the bookstore) or call 440.525.7200 or 440.525.7241. Tell the receptionist that you would like to speak with the psychologist and that it is an emergency. When I am on campus, I am on call, and I am usually able to respond to crises immediately.
  2. If I am not on campus, the receptionist will direct you to the appropriate resources. You can also call the Lake County Mental Health Crisis Hotline at 440.953.8255 or 800.411.0103 or the Campus Police at .440.525.7241. After the situation has been resolved, please contact me so that I can follow up with you.
  3. For life-threatening emergencies requiring immediate assistance, you can always dial 911, go to the Campus Police, located in room A-2 in the basement of the A building, or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

 

After-Hours and Weekend Emergencies

 

  1. Call the Lake County Mental Health Crisis Hotline at 440.953.8255 or 800.411.0103.
  2. If you are on campus, you can contact the Campus Police by going to room A-2 in the basement of the A building or calling (440) 525-7241. The Lakeland Police officers are very supportive and can assist you in getting appropriate help. Please also leave a voice message for me at (440)525-7205 so that I can follow up with you.
  3. For life-threatening emergencies requiring immediate assistance, you can always dial 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

 

 

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