A psychological crisis exists when an individual threatens harm to himself/herself or to others, or is out of touch with reality due to severe drug reactions manifested by hallucinations or uncontrollable behavior.
If a psychological crisis occurs:
- Never try to handle a situation you feel is dangerous on your own.
- Notify UCA Police of the situation by calling 911. Clearly state that you need immediate assistance, give your name, location and the nature of the emergency.
Following a major crisis or disaster, it may be necessary to provide significant psychological counseling intervention for faculty, staff, and students in order to overcome the lingering emotional trauma associated with such an event. Coordination of such counseling will be provided by the Counseling Center.
UCA Counseling Center
During Normal Counseling Center Hours
Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Student Health Center Suite 327
Call the Counseling Center at (501) 450-3138 to talk immediately with a counselor. You may also, if possible, go directly to the Counseling Center where a counselor will be available to talk with you face-to-face. The counselor will assess the situation and, with you, will decide on an appropriate course of action.
After-Hours and Weekends
Call the UCA Police Department at (501) 450-3111. The police dispatcher will contact the counselor who is on-call at that particular time. The counselor will call you, assess the situation, and with you will decide on an appropriate course of action.
In the event of an alcohol overdose, drug overdose, or serious injury due to a suicide attempt call 911 and emergency medical assistance will be dispatched. Once the patient is treated and/or stabilized by hospital emergency room staff, a local community mental health center (Counseling Associates) may be requested to have one of their counselors assess the situation and decide on an appropriate course of action.
Counseling Associates has an emergency number you may call to access their services: 1-800-844-2066.
Other Crisis Telephone Numbers
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
National Poison Control Center: 1-800-222-1222
Rape Crisis/Family Service Agency: 1-877-432-5368