For medical or mental health emergencies after hours, please call Hampden-Sydney College Campus Police at (434) 223-6164 and provide your name, exact location, and the nature of your emergency. Call even if you are uncertain as to whether it is a true emergency. If indicated, the Police will then contact the on-call counselor.
If you are having thoughts of suicide or any type of harming self or others - or if you are a witness, hear, or see anyone exhibiting suicidal warning signs - GET HELP IMMEDIATELY.
If the risk seems imminent:
- Call Campus Police (434) 223-6164. Campus Police will respond and involve other resources as needed.
- If you are off campus, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room (the closest to H-SC is Centra Southside Community Hospital).
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK). Anyone may call this national hotline at any time regarding concerns about suicide risk for yourself or someone else.
If the risk does not seem imminent:
- During weekdays, students or concerned others may call Counseling Services to consult with a staff member at (434) 223-6411. Please see Counseling Services Hours of Operation.