In Case of Crisis

Anyone can experience a mental health crisis - a mental health crisis is a state of mind in which one is unable to cope with and adjust to (re)current stresses of everyday living in a functional, safe way. 

Mental health crisis situations that warrant immediate emergency care (i.e. immediate transport to the nearest emergency room) include:

  • Attempted suicide by any means
  • Serious thoughts or intent of suicide
  • Threat to one's own or others' physical safety
  • Overuse/overdose of any substance 
  • Uncontrollable anger or inability to regain calm state
  • Uncontrollable racing thoughts, particularly if irrational or delusional
  • Experiencing visual or auditory hallucinations that are disturbing in nature 
  • Sexual Assault

Call Fairmont State Campus Safety at (304) 367-HELP or 911 when:

  • You need someone to arrive on the scene immediately
  • You are in any situation that is potentially violent or dangerous; e.g. someone is threatening to harm themselves or others, bizarre, aggressive or unusual behavior
  • You feel unsafe for any reason

The closest Emergency Room to Campus is:

Fairmont Regional Medical Center Emergency Room adjacent to the main campus. 

In case of sexual assault please go directly to United Hospital Center (UHC) for a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner.  327 Medical Park Drive, Bridgeport, WV (Exit 124 on I79).  Call (681) 342-1000 for more information.   

For an after-hours mental health crisis that does not involve imminent danger, please utilize a local or national crisis line for assistance.

  • Valley HealthCare (Local) - 1-800-232-0020
  • National - 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-273-TALK
  • National - 1-877-YOUTHLINE
  • Trevor Project (LBGTQ) - 1-866-488-7386
  • Online Crisis Network - IMALIVE.org

For assistance during business hours (Monday - Friday 8 am to 4 pm) in non-life threatening situations, please come see us in 316 Turley Center.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health emergency or crisis, please contact our office at (304) 333-3661, campus security at (304) 367-4357, or dial 911 for immediate help.