Always call 911 if there is a serious medical concern or any risk to people or property.
A. If there is risk of injury to self or others, pursue one of these options:
1. Call 911―if an injury has occurred, if someone has passed out or is out of control, or if there is concern about possible overdose or alcohol poisoning.
2. Seek help from a PTS Security Officer. Main Campus: 609.273.9727; CRW Campus: 609.273.9726. The Security Officer may contact an administrator from the Mental Health Crisis Response Team. If you have difficulty reaching an officer, call 609.497.7777. For confidentiality, tell the dispatch operator “This is a Code Red” and give only your location and a phone number. The dispatch operator will contact a Security Officer for you. Security Officers and Deacons are familiar with these guidelines and ready to help.
3. The Mental Health Crisis Response Team includes: Wanda Sevey, Director of Student Counseling; Janice Smith Ammon, Minister of the Chapel; Cathy Cook Davis, Associate Dean of Student Life and Director of Senior Placement; Victor Aloyo, Director of Multicultural Relations; John White, Dean of Students and Vice President for Student Relations.
4. Go directly to the Princeton Medical Center Emergency Room or call Princeton House, the hospital’s psychiatric facility at 609.497.3355 or page 609.687.8183.
B. Sometimes what is disturbing but bearable in the daytime becomes magnified at night. If feelings have escalated but neither you nor others are at risk, you may find it calming to call one of the following 24-hour hotlines:
1. Mercer County CONTACT: 609.896.2120 or 609.585.2244
Suicide lines: 1.800.273 TALK (8355) or 1.800.SUICIDE (784.2433)
2. “Silent Unity’s Prayer Line”: 1.800.669.7729
3. Leave messages to arrange for counseling the next day on both 609.497.7891 (Student Counseling) and 609.497.7844 (the Director’s number).
1. If a call to 911 was made from the main campus, they will be taken to the University Medical Center at Princeton and on to Princeton House if inpatient psychiatric care is needed. If Princeton House is full, Princeton House contacts other in-network hospitals, (e.g. Carrier or Helene Fuld for those in the SHBP).
2. If a CRW/Witherspoon student has called 911 for assistance they will be taken to the Helene Fuld Campus of the Capital Health System since the call will be picked up by the West Windsor Police. If they need inpatient care, they are likely to remain in that hospital system’s psychiatric unit. They may request to be taken to Princeton House or elsewhere but a transfer is not guaranteed.