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Referring a Student to Psychological Service

If a Faculty or Staff member feels a student is in distress and may benefit from speaking to a therapist, students can be encouraged to call the office during regular business hours 330-672-2487.  If the student is resistant or hesitant to call the Psychological Services, concerned faculty and staff may facilitate the referral by calling the office for consultation. 

If a student is currently at risk to themselves or others, faculty or staff should call 911 for immediate assistance.  If deemed necessary, Kent State Police Services will talk directly with the student and determine whether additional evaluation and/or treatment may be needed.

In rare situations, if the faculty or staff member feels that the student is an absolute threat or at risk to harm their lives or others, or they are unsure about the safety of the student, faculty and staff can contact Kent State Police Services for a “wellness check.”  Kent State Police Services are trained in mental health crisis intervention and will have the student transported to the nearest emergency department or to Coleman Access for an emergency evaluation, if appropriate.