IMPORTANT: If you or someone you know has attempted suicide and needs immediate medical attention, or a suicide attempt is imminent, please call 911 immediately.
• Walk-in Crisis Services
• After Hours Telephone Urgent Crisis Services
• Rape and Sexual Assault Resources
• For Faculty, Staff, Parents and Concerned Others
• Hot Line and other Crisis/Emergency Numbers
• Warm Line
• Suicide Prevention and Coping Resources
Walk-In Crisis Services:
The Creighton University Student Counseling Services provides crisis services to currently enrolled, full-time Creighton University Students. Students should attempt to call the Counseling Center to make a crisis appointment whenever possible. There are pre-arranged crisis appointments available for students who may either call and schedule one ahead of time (402-280-2735) or come into the counseling center and weight for the first available appointment. Please inform the receptionist, either by phone or in person, that you feel you need a crisis appointment at this time. If you are not in immediate crisis, you may stop in or call the counseling center to arrange an appointment which can usually be scheduled within a week, depending on your schedule.
After-Hours Telephone Urgent Crisis Services:
Please note that the on call crisis counseling service is for URGENT CRISES ONLY.
Examples of Urgent Crises:
• Unable to stop crying
• Thoughts of hurting yourself
• Thoughts of hurting other people
• Have not eating in a few days (not due to illness)
• Have not slept in a few days (not due to illness)
• Unable to go to classes (not due to illness)
Rape and Sexual Assault
The Student Counseling Services provides confidential counseling for victims of rape and sexual assault. Students should be aware of additional on campus and off campus resources for rape and sexual assault.
On campus or off campus students may both access the Violence Intervention and Prevention Center (VIP Center) located in Brandeis Hall Room 101.
The VIP Center provides:
o Confidential advocacy for individuals who have experienced sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, harassment, stalking, or discrimination
Information on a rights under Title IX
Information and assistance with reporting an incident to the University and/or Omaha Police Department
Assistance in regards to housing, coursework extensions, absences, safety planning, and more
Information on counseling and medical services
Referrals for on- and off-campus resources
o Prevention Education focusing on bystander intervention
Green Dot Program - Green Dot is a campus-wide effort to reduce violence by engaging bystanders and promoting positive, proactive behaviors
o Education and Training
Programs on sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, stalking, harassment, and bullying. Workshops are available for student groups, classes, meetings, student organizations, departments, and more
Another resource for victims of rape or sexual assault is the Women’s Center for Advancement (WCA) located at 222 S. 29th St. Omaha, NE 68131, (402) 345-6555, http://www.wcaomaha.org/.
• The WCA Provides resources for:
o Dealing with domestic violence and sexual assault.
o Classes and support
o Prevention and education
o Career Services
o Military Women
o Emergency 24/7 Hotline
(402) 345-7273 (English)
(402) 672-7118 (en Español)
For Faculty, Staff, Parents and Concerned Others/Referring Students to SCS
Faculty, staff, parents and concerned others may also call the counseling center to consult about students whom they are concerned. Confidentiality of the student will be maintained during these calls. Should faculty, staff, parents or other individuals believe that someone is about to hurt themselves or has already hurt themselves, please call 911 for immediate assistance.
Suicide Prevention and Coping Resources
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
Helping Someone in a Suicidal Crisis: http://www.afsp.org/understanding-suicide
Suicide Prevention: http://www.suicidology.org/ncpys/someone-needs-help/worried-about-yourself
About Suicide: http://www.afsp.org/understanding-suicide
If you or someone else needs help: http://www.suicidology.org/ncpys/someone-needs-help/worried-about-yourself
Suicide Prevention: Myth or Fact?: http://ucc.nd.edu/self-help/depression-suicide/suicide-prevention-myth-or-fact/ (this came from Notre Dame’s website and was not cited, so I don’t know where they got it from).
Resources for Survivors of Suicide
Coping with suicide loss: http://www.afsp.org/coping-with-suicide-loss
A Handbook for Survivors of Suicide: http://www.afsp.org/coping-with-suicide-loss
Resource and Healing Guide: http://www.afsp.org/resourceandhealingguide
Coping with Loss: http://www.save.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.viewPage&page_id=EB883CA2-7E90-9BD4-C5E35440BC7761EE
Helping Survivors of Suicide
Helping Survivors of Suicide: What Can You Do?: http://www.suicidology.org/Portals/14/docs/Survivors/Loss%20Survivors/Hepling-Survivors-of-Suicide_What-Can-You-Do.pdf
American Foundation of Suicide Prevention
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
American Association of Suicidology
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Hot Lines and Other Emergency /Crisis Numbers:
Public Safety 402-280-2911
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Omaha Police: Emergency dial 911, Non-emergency information 402-444-5600
Lasting Hope Recovery Center: 402-717-5300
CenterPointe 24-hour crisis line: 402-475-6695
CHI Health Immanuel: 402-572-2121
Suicide Prevention, Lifeline: 800-273-8255
LGBT-Specific Suicide Hotline, Trevor Life Line: 1-866-488-7386
Veteran’s Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Nebraska Department of Human Services: 1-800-254-4202
Adult Abuse Hotline: 1-800-992-6978
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE or 1-800-787-3224 (TTD)
National AIDS Information Hotline: 1-800-342-AIDS
Linea nacional de SIDS (Spanish): 1-800-344-SIDA
TTY-TTD AIDS Hotline: 1-800-AIDS-TTY
We are committed to helping Creighton Students in crisis 24 hours a day. There is a crisis counselor on call committed to helping students in urgent crises (after hours is defined as after 4:30pm Monday-Friday and weekends). If you are living on campus and feel that you are experiencing an urgent crisis please contact your Resident Director (RD) or Resistant Assistant (RA) who will then contact the crisis counselor on call. If you are living off campus please contact Public Safety (402-280-2911) who will likewise, contact the crisis counselor on call.
(Monday - Friday)
In addition to ongoing counseling appointments, the Counseling Center is available for immediate crisis intervention for Creighton students who are experiencing a psychological emergency Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. We are also open from 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Our office is located in the Harper Center in the Center for Health and Counseling room 1034. For more information or for immediate assistance, come to the Counseling Center or call 402-280-2735.
(Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays after 4:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays after 6:30 p.m., and weekends)
For psychological emergencies that occur in the evenings or on weekends, contact Public Safety at (402) 280-2911 and ask them to page the on-call mental health specialist, who will call you back.
Omaha Police 911
Creighton University Medical Center
Alegent Health Psychiatric Associates (402) 717-4673
National Hopeline Hotline (English & Spanish): 1-800-442-4673
ULifeline National Suicide Prevention: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)