Crisis/Emergency

UCSS provides crisis/emergency intervention to currently enrolled degree seeking students.

Students in crisis who need to be seen the same day can walk UCSS office and be seen by an on-call crisis counselor. If possible, the student should call ahead and let UCSS know that they are coming. The student should tell the receptionist that they are in crisis and need to see someone as soon as possible.

Students not in immediate crisis should stop by the UCSS office or call in advance to schedule an initial consultation appointment with a counselor.

After hours Crisis

After hours (after 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and on weekends), students facing or dealing with an urgent crisis can call 954.383.3776 for assistance and support.

UCSS encourages students to utilize the Steve Fund’s crisis text line: Text 741741 and a crisis counselor/mental health provider will assist you. They are available 365/24/7.

If the individual is experiencing medical emergency, imminent danger and/or threat of suicide, please call should call 911 or Campus Safety at 305.626.3771:

Please note that this service is for URGENT CRISES ONLY.

Example of urgent crises:

  • Thoughts of hurting self
  • Thoughts of hurting other people
  • Have not eaten in a few days (not due to illness)
  • Recent victim of a physical or sexual assault
  • Concern over a student’s whereabouts

Other Emergency/Crisis Numbers:

Emergency 911
Campus Safety & Security x63771 or 305-626-3771
Miami Gardens Police Department 305-626-7950
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-273-8255

 

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