Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

Crisis Resources

Same-Day Crisis Services

We recognize that crises can happen at any time and we are here to help.

Monday - Friday from 9am to 4pm, please call (440-775-8470) or come into CAPS for a same-day crisis appointment. When possible, students are encouraged to call ahead.

Our same-day crisis services are designed to assist students who are confronting life-threatening circumstances, current or recent traumatic crises, and/or serious emotional distress. During a same-day crisis assessment, a counselor will briefly meet with you to discuss your situation and work with you to stabilize the situation. 

Examples of crisis issues include:

  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Thoughts about harming another person
  • Recent assault or abuse
  • Concern about your own safety or the safety of another
  • Strange experiences, such as hearing voices or seeing things that no one else hears or sees
  • Coping with serious illness, death, or dying
  • Witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event

The above are just some examples. There may be other situations that you may experience as placing you in a crisis.

By seeking crisis services, you understand that a crisis is a situation in which not being seen immediately could lead to serious consequences or seriously aggravate a person’s health or well-being.  Seeking these services indicates that you believe that your situation is a crisis that cannot wait for a scheduled appointment.

Should you need immediate assistance for a mental health emergency, please go to an emergency room, call 911, or use one of the following after-hours crisis resources:

After Hours

After Hours Telephone Support
It’s 2 a.m. You’re feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and anxious. You don’t know where to turn or who to call. Counseling and Psychological Services’s after-hours telephone counseling support is available to help. The primary purpose of the service is to address urgent concerns and connect you to appropriate resources in the Oberlin community.
Call for crisis support at 855-256-7160. This service is available outside of our regular business hours (8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday) and during academic breaks.
All calls are free and confidential for Oberlin students.
Off-Campus Mental Health Crisis Resources
Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault