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In Case of Crisis Impact

In Case of Crisis

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health emergency or crisis, please contact campus security at (304) 367-4357, dial 911, or go to the nearest emergency room for immediate help. 

Please fill out the CARE FORM to notify the office of student health of the situation. 

Valley Crisis is available 24/7 for on-campus crisis intervention at (800) 232-0020. 

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 crises are temporary, but can be dangerous -  If you are in a dangerous situation right now, call 911 - Don't wait!

Mental health crisis situations that warrant immediate emergency care 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 - 988
  • Trevor Project (LBGTQ) - 1-866-488-7386

For assistance during business hours (Monday - Friday 8 am to 4 pm) in please come see us in the Falcon Center on the 3rd floor.