Referring a Student to Psychological Services | Kent State University

Referring a Student to Psychological Services

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

 If a student is currently at risk to themselves or others, parents 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 a parent feels that a student is an absolute threat/risk to harm their lives or others, or if they are unsure about the safety of the student, parents can contact Kent State Police Services for a “wellness check.”  Kent State Police Services are trained in mental health crisis intervention and may have the student transported to the nearest emergency department or to Coleman Access for an emergency evaluation, if appropriate.