Emotional and Mental HealthHow Do I Help My Friend?
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"I think my friend may have a serious emotional problem — how can I help?"
Regardless of the circumstances, any reference to suicide should be considered serious. If an individual alludes to any details about planning a suicide attempt, immediate intervention is critical. Seek help right away. Remember you can always call Counseling and Psychological Services for advice.
In an acute crisis, students can always dial 911.
Counseling and Psychological Services supports the psychological and emotional well-being of the campus community by providing counseling, consultation, and crisis intervention. For more information go to the Appointments section of this site.
For urgent medical issues when Medical Services is closed contact the clinician-on-call at (212) 854-9797.
Columbia University Emergency Medical Service is a student-operated and New York State-certified volunteer ambulance corps that provides pre-hospital emergency medical treatment and transport. Dial 99 from any on-campus phone or (212) 854-5555.
- St. Luke's-Roosevelt Psychiatric ER (212) 523-3347
- NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (1-800-LIFENET)*
- Columbia University Department of Public Safety
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK)
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- Suicide Prevention Resource Center – Paper