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In cases where an individual’s behavior poses an imminent danger to yourself or others, contact the University Police immediately at
 (412) 397-2424.

Warning Signs of a Mental Health Crisis

  • References to suicide or self-injury* (see below for emergency recommendations)
  • Abrupt changes in mood, behavior, and/or appearance
  • Missing class frequently or repeatedly asking for special considerations on assignments
  • Dramatic shift in academic performance
  • Frequent conflicts with peers and/or faculty and staff
  • Lack of energy, falling asleep in class, and/or commenting about not sleeping at night
  • Coming to class under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Frequent illness such as a headache or stomach ache
  • A change in personal relationships such as a loss in the family or the ending of a significant relationship
  • Uncharacteristic change in social interactions such as becoming more socially withdrawn
  • Stated need for help--directly or indirectly--about family problems, sexual or physical assault, etc.**

*Any RMU employee who becomes aware of a suicide threat or gesture, whether written, verbal, or behavioral, should contact the Counseling Center immediately.

During business hours (Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM): Please call the Counseling Center at 412-397-5900 or walk the student to Patrick Henry, Lower Level, during business hours. 

After hours: Please call the RMU Police at 412-397-2424.

**If a student tells you that they have been sexually harassed or assaulted, you are required to make a report to the Title IX office, unless you are a Confidential Resource. Confidential Resources on campus include: athletic trainers (quasi-confidential), campus ministry, Counseling Center staff, and student health services (nurses/nurse practitioners). For more information about Required Reporters, Confidential Resources, and Title IX, please visit: http://titleix.rmu.edu/It is recommended that you encourage any student who has been assaulted to talk to Counseling Center staff. We will link the student with appropriate on and off campus supports.


Making a CARE Team Report

Faculty and staff are encouraged to report any incident or behavior that may require an intervention or is of concern. If you are concerned about a student's behavior, please fill out a CARE Team Report Form online. The form will go to a representative of the Crisis Assessment and Risk Evaluation (CARE) Team. The CARE Team uses these reports to assist the student, while also considering the behavior’s impact on the greater campus community. The Counseling Center staff will reach out to the student if it is for a personal matter. 

Note: If this is an emergency, a CARE Team Report should be completed AFTER the emergency is reported. For more information about the CARE Team and/or to make a report, please click here.

For more information about mental health crises, please call the Counseling Center at (412) 397-5900 for a consultation.