Some situations require immediate action. A person is in imminent suicide risk if she or he
- tells you they plan to end their life
- cannot guarantee their own safety
- is at risk and under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- tells you they have recently taken an overdose or made some other suicide gesture
During regular office hours, call Counseling Office at (417) 667-8181 ext. 2157. Outside normal business hours, students can call their hall director, resident assistant, or peer listener to arrange for emergency counseling services.
Call the New Directions Employee Assistance Program at (800) 624-5544 to arrange a confidential appointment with an EAP specialist.
Call Cottey College Security at (417) 667-3610 or dial 2222 on campus. You can also call the Nevada Police Department at (417) 448-2710 or dial 911 for assistance.
Take the person directly to the emergency room at the Nevada Regional Medical Center at 800 South Ash Street.