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PSYCHOLOGICAL CRISIS
A psychological crisis exists when an individual is threatening harm to themselves or to
others, or is out of touch with reality due to severe drug reactions or a psychotic break.
A psychotic break may be manifested by hallucinations or uncontrollable behavior. A
psychotic episode may also involve a person from a neighborhood hospital or a halfway
house walk-away.
IF A PSYCHOLOGICAL CRISIS OCCURS
1.
Never try to handle on your own a situation you feel is dangerous.
2.
Notify the Campus Police of the situation, dial extension 4700. State clearly
that you need immediate assistance. Give your name, your location and the area
involved.