Crisis Intervention and Hotlines

Crisis Intervention and 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 are afraid that you're going to hurt yourself or someone else, get help immediately, no matter the time of day or night by contacting one of the following: 

Call 911

Call the Mercer County BHC Mental Health Crisis Line (24/7)
724-662-2227 or toll free 1-888-275-7009

Go to Sharon Regional Emergency Care Center
740 East State St. Sharon, PA 16146

Text the 24/7 PSU Crisis Text Line: Text “LIONS” to 741741

During regular business hours you can walk into Sharon Hall 103 and ask to see the campus counselor.

If you are experiencing a crisis on campus, please call Penn State Shenango University Police immediately at 724-866-0250.

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.

If you can't reach someone immediately, contact Jammie Clark, Director of Student Affairs, 724-983-2868, Amy Petrucci-Effinite, Academic Advisor, 724-983-2861, or Billie Jean Horvath, Academic Advisor, 724-983-2862. 

University Resources

Shenango Campus University Police

Penn State Shenango Personal Counseling
Sharon Hall 207
724-983-2841 or 724-983-2836

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


This on-line therapy platform for managing anxiety and depression can be used as a self-help (stand-alone) tool in conjunction with counseling.  WellTrack is HIPAA compliant, easy to use, mobile friendly and has a companion app called "MoodCheck".  It is free to all Penn State students through the sign in page with the PSU access code password golions!
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)

Sharon Regional Emergency Care Center
740 East State St. Sharon, PA 16146

Jameson Health System
1211 Wilmington Ave.
New Castle, PA

St. Elizabeth Health Center
1044 Belmont Ave
Youngstown, OH

St. Joseph Health Center
667 Eastland Ave.
Warren, OH 44484

Valley Care – Trumbull Memorial Hospital
1350 East Market St.
Warren, OH

National & Regional Hotlines

Mercer County BHC Mental Health Crisis Line (24/7)
724-662-2227 or toll free 888-275-7009

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 hour) 

Mercer County AWARE  (24 hour)

National Domestic Violence Hotline 

National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN) (24 hour)

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline