Crisis Intervention & Hotlines

Crisis Intervention & Hotlines

Students who experience a psychological and/or emotional crisis often need immediate help and intervention. Examples of serious crises include:

  • Suicidal or homicidal thoughts or impulses
  • Sexual or physical assault
  • Hearing voices and/or a misperception of reality
  • Overwhelming loss, such as a death in the family

If you're afraid you're going to hurt yourself or someone else, get help immediately, no matter the time of day or night. 

Call 911

Call UPMC- WPIC Beaver County Crisis (24/7)
724-371-8060 or toll free 1-800-400-6180. 

Go to the Heritage Valley Beaver Emergency Department
1000 Dutch Ridge Road, Beaver, PA 15009

During regular business hours you can walk into Student Union Building, Room 113 and ask to see a campus counselor.

If you are on campus after-hours and are experiencing a crisis, call Penn State Beaver University Police immediately at 724-773-3888.

The student, or the faculty or staff member referring a student, should alert authorities in the event of a crisis situation. Make it very clear that you (or the student) are in crisis. Every effort will be made to respond immediately.

Amy Gartley, interim director of student affairs, 724-773-3956 or 724-773-3950. In addition, Harmony Hall residents are provided with after-hours crisis assistance.


University Resources

Beaver Campus University Police (24/7)

Penn State Beaver Personal Counseling
Student Union Building, Room 115-A
724-773-3961 or 724-773-3951

Penn State Beaver Health Services
Ross Administration Building, Room 104  

Behavioral Threat Management Team Hotline
1-855-863-BTMT (2868)

Assault resources by campus

University Ethics Policies and University Statement on Conflicts of Interest and Commitment

Code of Conduct

Penn State Values

Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence

Sexual Harassment and Assault Reporting

Report Bias


Other Resources
ULifeline is an anonymous, confidential, online   resource center where college students can be comfortable searching for the information they need and want regarding emotional health.

Ambulance (Request Medic Rescue)

Heritage Valley Beaver (Hospital)  
724-728-7000  or 877.771.4847

Heritage Valley Sewickley (Hospital)


National & Regional Hotlines

UPMC- WPIC Beaver County Crisis (24/7 hotline)
724-371-8060 or toll free 1-800-400-6180. 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Veterans’ Suicide Prevention Lifeline 
1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255), press 1

The Trevor Lifeline (Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth)
866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386)

National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)

24-hour online hotline

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1.800.799.SAFE (1.800.799.7233)

Substance Abuse Treatment Referral Hotline
1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline


Domestic/Relationship Violence and Sexual Assault Resources

Penn State Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Hotline (24/7) 

Women's Center of Beaver County (WCBC) (24/7)  

Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR)
81 South 19th Street, Pittsburgh, PA  15203

National Domestic Violence Hotline 

National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN) 
800-656-4673 (24/7)  

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline