If you feel like you are experiencing a mental health emergency and need to be seen by a counselor right away there are several emergency service options available to you. Examples of an emergency include the recent experience of sexual assault, the recent death of a significant person in your life, or thoughts about harming yourself or someone else.
Counseling & Psychological Services offers emergency services to UWF students. During normal business hours, which extend from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, when the University is open, you may call Counseling & Psychological Services for immediate assistance or walk in and ask to be seen that morning or afternoon. After hours, the automated system will instruct you on how to page the psychologist on call. Please note that on-call emergency services are not available when the university is closed for the winter break.
Telephone Crisis Counseling:
|Hopeline Network||1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)|
|Trevor Lifeline for LGBT Youth||1-866-4UTrevor (488-7386)|
|National Suicide Prevention Lifeline||1-800-273-TALK (8255)|
|Rape Crisis Trauma Recovery Hotline||433-RAPE (7273)|
|UWF Counselor on Emergency Call||(850) 474-2420 and follow prompts|
|Baptist Hospital Emergency Room||434-4011|
|Sacred Heart Hospital Emergency Room||416-7000|
|West Florida Hospital Emergency Room||494-4000|
|Local Law Enforcement||911|
|UWF Campus Police||474-2415|
Immediate Threat: CALL 911 - If you are not with the student ask for the police to do a welfare check and speak directly to your concerns. Campus police will do this for on campus students and local law enforcement will do this for off campus students. Examples of immediate threat include:
Possible Threat of Harm: If student displays any warning signs, ask the student in private, "Has it gotten so bad you are thinking of killing yourself?" What you do next depends on how they respond to this. If you have serious concerns that they are an immediate threat to self or others or possible future threat to others, CALL 911. If it is not clear that they are an immediate threat to self but they are having thoughts of harming themselves they will need to be evaluated further:
Serious Ongoing Concerns: If the student displays any warning signs but clearly denies thoughts of harm and/or there are long-term concerns such as cutting, an eating disorder, or increasing alcohol use:
May Benefit from Help, But no Serious Concerns:
It is not possible to list all of the potential warning signs that may suggest that a person may be thinking about harming themselves. The following list identifies some behaviors/symptoms to look for:
For more information on suicide and suicide prevention, visit ULifeline.org.
Counseling & Psychological Services (Pensacola Office) | Building 960 - Suite 200A | 11000 University Parkway | Pensacola, FL 32514 | (850) 474-2420 | Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Campus Map | Text Only