What is a Mental Health Emergency?
- You or someone else is in imminent danger.
- Imminent danger is an immediate threat of harm or death.
- You or someone you know has a current plan and/or intent of suicide or homicide.
- You or someone you know is currently having thoughts of harming someone else.
What should you do if you or someone you know
is experiencing a mental health emergency?
During Business Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm, you may walk-in to Counseling Services. If you are in physical danger, please call 911, as well as Campus Safety and Security at 336- 841-9111 or X9111 from a campus extension.
After Business Hours and Weekends: Call HPU Campus Safety and Security at 336-841-9111 or x9111 from a campus extension.
Learn more about Campus Safety and Security HERE
The Suicide Prevention Lifeline has 24/7 chat and phone lines. 1-800-273-8255
You may also call 9-1-1 and/or proceed to your nearest emergency department. The nearest emergency department from campus is located at High Point Medical Center/Wake Forest Baptist Health Center at 600 North Elm Street in High Point, NC. Ask to speak to the Behavioral Health Triage Counselor upon arrival.
Other local behavioral health emergent care is available in our local community at:
Old Vineyard located at 3637 Old Vineyard Road, Winston-Salem, NC 336.794.3550
Moses Cone Behavioral Health located at 700 Walter Reed Drive, Greensboro, NC 336.832.9700
Mobile Crisis, 1-877-626-1772 is also available 24/7.
If you have experienced a sexual assault:
You may be experiencing many thoughts and feelings that are difficult to process. First, make sure you are safe. If you are feeling unsafe, and may be in danger, call 911. If you are safe, you have several options for support. Many sexual assault survivors choose to immediately go to the emergency room for medical attention, and/or seek services from a sexual assault nurse examiner, and may also at some point decide to report the assault to authorities. However, it is okay to not know what you want to do. You have time to decide. There are several options for support and reporting.
Please read Steps You Can Take After Sexual Assault
Confidential Supportive Resources on Campus – These individuals are not mandated to report to authorities and are confidential.
Slane Center | 3rd Floor | 336-888-6352
Student Health Services- Novant Health
Wilson Hall | 336-841-4683
Chapel Services and Religious Life (Ordained staff)
Hayworth Chapel | 336-841-9241
Confidential Off-Campus Resources
Family Service of the Piedmont (Sexual Assault Services): 1401 Long Street High Point, NC , 336-889-6161
Family Justice Center : 505 E. Green Dr., High Point, NC 27260
(336) 641-SAFE (7233)
(336) 641-2889 Direct
National Sexual Assault Hotline, 800.656.HOPE (4673)
Non-Confidential Campus Resources – Any staff member or faculty that is aware of sexual assault is mandated to report to campus officials.
You may also choose to report to High Point University’s Title IX Office
Kayla A. Rudisel, JD | Director of Title IX, 336-841-9138
Campus Safety and Security, Emergency: 336-841-9111, Non-Emergency: 336-841-9112
Concerned about a student?
Make a Care Alert Referral. These referrals should NOT be used for mental health emergencies.
Please note that Care Alert Referrals are processed through the Office of Student Life and not Counseling Services. Make A Care Alert Referral