Medical/Mental Health Emergency

Medical emergencyMedical Emergency

  • Do not approach people who have been injured by electrocution or toxic exposure, unless they are clearly away from the hazard.
  • Do not move a seriously injured person, unless they are in an unsafe area. If the victim must be moved, move as a unit, always supporting the head and neck.
  • Do not bend or twist the injured person’s body.
  • Call 911 and report the following information:
    • Location of the emergency.
    • What happened?
    • Number of people injured.
    • Is the injured person conscious?
    • Is the injured person breathing?
    • Is there severe bleeding?
  • After calling 911, stay with the victim until help arrives.
  • Restore or maintain breathing and heartbeat.
  • Stop severe bleeding with direct pressure when possible.
  • Keep victim warm.
  • Follow the instructions of the 911 dispatcher.

 

Mental Health Emergency

In the event of overtly threatening behavior constituting an immediate threat to self or others, notify University Police at (920) 424-1212.

In non-emergency situations, refer students to the University Counseling Center at (920) 424-2061; refer faculty and staff to the Employee Assistance Program at (920) 424-2061.

Don’t worry alone. If you are concerned about a student and are unsure what to do, consult with the Dean of Students Office at (920) 424-3100 or the Counseling Center at (920) 424-2061.

Express your concerns directly to the individual.

Make referral in the presence of the individual and offer to accompany them.

Watch for changes in behavior:

  • Verbal expression of suicidal or violent thoughts;
  • Excessively morbid, violent or depressing themes in written assignments;
  • Impaired speech or garbled/disjointed thoughts;
  • High levels of irritability;
  • Excessive drinking or drug use;
  • Severe loss of emotional control;
  • Changes in hygiene, speech, attentiveness or social interaction;
  • Significant changes in academic or work performance.