Psychological Incident Procedures
Psychological crises exist when individuals are dangerous to themselves or others (e.g., irrational behavior, threatening suicide, threatening others).
Call 911 if a psychological crisis is evident or if person is harmful to self or others.
Follow these suggestions in an unusual or potentially dangerous situation:
- Never try to handle a situation you feel might be dangerous.
- Call 911 or 9-911 from a campus telephone.
- State that you need immediate assistance.
- Give your name, location, and state the nature of the problem.
Emergency Contact Information
For emergencies, always dial 911.
Nonemergency Counseling and Assistance
Employees should contact the the Bowen Center Assistance Program at 800-342-5653. Help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Students should contact the Student Assistance Program at 260-266-8060 or 800-721-8809. Their office is open Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Nonemergency Contact Information
University Police: 260-481-6827
Radiologic and Environmental Management: 260-481-4193
Facilities Management: 260-481-6832
If you are outdoors and hear a siren, go indoors. If you are indoors and hear a siren, go outdoors.
If an individual appears to be a danger to themselves or others, threatens suicide, threatens to hurt others, displays irrational behavior, or the situation appears violent or life threatening: