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Emergency Response Plan

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Suicide/Mental Health or Psychological Emergency

Suicide

  1. In the event of threat to self or ­others, call 911.
  2. Call Campus Safety at 3911 if using a Viterbo phone; 608-796-3911 or 608-780-1582 if using a non-Viterbo phone.
  3. Try to calm and isolate the individual.
  4. Do not leave the individual alone. Stay until ­professional help arrives.

Mental Health or Psychological Emergency

  1. psychological crisis may exist when an individual is delusional, out of touch with reality, or threatening harm to self or others. The crisis may be manifested as paranoia, disruptive behavior, anger, yelling, or self-injury. When encountering such situations, one should:
    1. Determine if there is a risk of the individual harming him or herself (i.e., attempting suicide, alcohol overdose, self-injury, etc.) or others and refer appropriately.
    2. Listen carefully before offering options.
    3. Offer encouragement and provide helpful tips.
    4. Encourage counseling, support from friends and family, seeking -assistance with life goals, and/or seeking assistance with income and accommodations.
  2. If the individual is aggressive, violent, harmful to self or others, call 911. Do not -attempt to handle the situation alone.
  3. Call Campus Safety at 3911 if using a Viterbo phone; 608-796-3911 or 608-780-1582 if using a non-Viterbo phone.
  4. All suicide attempts should be reported to 911 and Campus Safety at 3911 immediately.