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).
|Text "Start" to 741-741|
|1-800-273-8255 and press 1; Text Line: 838255; Support for Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889|
TrevorLifeline LGBTQ crisis intervention and suicide prevention
|1-866-488-7386; TrevorText START at 678678; TrevorChat|
Disaster Distress Helpline confidential crisis support services for those impacted by natural or human-caused disasters in the US
|1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746; TTY: 1-800-846-8517|
Ampersand (&) Sexual Violence Resource Center of the Bluegrass (formerly Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center)
2-1111 (from on-campus phone)
Crisis management and mental health services are 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
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 psychotherapy and 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.