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Crisis Services

Emergency Services

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).

Crisis Services

If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, PLEASE TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION. Call a suicide or crisis helpline or utilize crisis text lines (see listings and web sites below): 

1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Text "Start" to 741-741
1-800-273-8255 and press 1Text Line: 838255Support 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
1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
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 (May 11-AUG 7)
Monday - Friday: 8am-4:30pm

Monday - Thursday: 7:30am-5pm

Friday: CLOSED

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

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