Sometimes, crisis situations arise that require immediate intervention (i.e. suicidal feelings, or death of a loved one). The student can visit Counseling Services in Room C140 and alert a counselor to the nature of their crisis situation. Required paperwork will still need to be completed to be seen.
An emotional crisis is a TEMPORARY INABILITY to cope with a life problem and is usually accompanied by a high degree of emotional upset. The person in crisis may exhibit the following characteristics:
- A highly emotional state, panic or anxiety
- Signs of extreme stress (physiological/psychological)
- Signs of extreme apathy
- Signs of violent behavior to self or others (verbal or behavioral)
- Verbal communication that suicide and/or homicide is intended (subtle or overt)
- Evidence of drug and/or alcohol abuse
- Behavior inappropriate to the environment/context such as overt acts of anger
- Extreme focus on relief
- Great emotional upset such as uncontrollable crying
- May make statements of hopelessness, defeat or inadequacies
Eastfield College Procedures
The following procedures are guidelines to follow with individuals who are in an emotional crisis.
- Call Eastfield Counseling Services at 972-860-7270 AND
- Contact the Campus Police at 972-860-4290 from cell phone or 911 from a campus phone.
- Please be prepared to provide the following information:
- Give your name, exact location and person(s) involved.
- Give nature of the situation and your concerns.
- Specify your role and clarify any assistance needed.
If you are experiencing a mental health emergency and need immediate assistance call:
911, state you are having a mental health crisis. Also you may call:
1-866-260-8000 ADAPT Community Solutions Crisis Line
(214) 828-1000 Suicide and Crisis Hotline