A crisis event exists whenever a person’s behavior poses imminent danger of:
- causing harm to self or others; or
- impeding the lawful activities of other members of the campus community or causing significant property damage; or
- interfering with the health, safety or well-being of other members of the BHC community.
If you have a crisis emergency while on campus contact the counseling department immediately.
During regular business hours: Call the Counseling Department at 309-796-5101
During other hours:
Call Robert Young Center at 309-779-2031 or
24-hour Crisis Intervention at 309-779-2990
For physical safety emergencies:
Call the BHC Police Department at 309-796-5911
If calling from an on-campus phone, dial 5911
National crisis hotlines:
- AIDS Hotline – 202-332-AIDS (2437)
- Alcohol and Drug Helpline – 800-821-HELP (4357)
- Childhelp, Child Abuse Hotline – 800-4-A-CHILD (422-4453)
- Crisis Hotline – 888-793-4357
- DC Rape Crisis Center Hotline – 202-333-7273
- Grief Recovery Helpline – 800-445-4808
- National Hopeline Network – 800-273-TALK (8255)
- Suicide Prevention – 800-273-8253
- HalfOfUs.com offers you self-help tools and articles. Topics such as anxiety, depression and substance abuse are covered.
- Suicide Prevention Guide was created to help college students who have considered or previously attempted suicide that aims to provide resources for help.
- The Crisis Text Line is the only 24/7 crisis-intervention line that conducts all of its conversations exclusively by text message. Text START to 741741.