Whitman College is committed to responding as quickly as possible to any mental health emergency on campus. A mental health emergency is an emotional or behavioral crisis that warrants same-day or immediate attention by a mental health professional. This may include, but is not limited to, significant changes in behavior that are not characteristic of a person, the presence of disruptive symptoms that interfere with the responsibilities of dialing living, direct or indirect expressions or the intent to harm self or others, or the experience of a trauma or assault.

If you or someone you know needs immediate help, contact the Counseling Center at 527-5195 as soon as possible. If it is between the hours of a 8-5, Monday through Friday. The emergency occurs outside of those hours, call:

The Health Center (527-5295)
Security (527-5777)
Your RA or RD if accessible

If the emergency occurs after regular counseling center hours and requires the assistance of a counselor the on-call (24/7) counselor will be called immediately.

Other Important Emergency Resources:

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Walla Walla County Crisis Response Unit: 1-509-524-2999