In any life-threatening situation, such as suicide attempt, alcohol or drug overdose, or serious mental health crisis, call 911 (from campus phone: 2-1111) or proceed immediately to the Baptist Health Emergency Room at Baptist Health Hospital located on the Eastern Bypass (phone: 859-623-3131).
IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IF CONTEMPLATING SUICIDE, PLEASE TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION. CALL A SUICIDE HOTLINE. ALL ASSISTANCE IS FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL. For more information: http://suicideprevention.eku.edu/
Counseling support is available to students experiencing a crisis situation during the Center's operating hours.
The Counseling Center hours are:
|Fall and Spring Semester||Summer Session|
|Monday - Friday: 8am-4:30pm||
Monday - Thursday: 7:30am-4pm
Because the Counseling Center is not open on weekends, holidays, and at night, students in need of crisis services may call the following for assistance:
Crisis TEXT Line: FREE confidential support
|Text "Start" to 741-741|
Community Crisis Hotline:
Ampersand (&) Sexual Violence Resource Center of the Bluegrass (formerly Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center)
EKU Campus Police:
2-1111 (from on-campus phone)
If there is concern that a student is in immediate danger of harming themselves or others, call 911 or EKU Police at (859) 622-1111.
HOW TO MAKE A REFERRAL TO EKUCC Connecting the student EKUCC can be an effective way to assist students in getting the help they may need through counseling services. It is also strongly recommended that the student be connected to the EKU Student Assistance and Intervention Team (SAIT). SAIT is able to intervene, provide support, and connect students to additional assistance to be successful at EKU. To refer a student, complete the online SAIT REFERRAL FORM.