Office of Student Mental Health and Counseling providers work on an appointment basis, but in most instances, providers should be able to respond to a mental health emergency during business hours. If a particularly urgent situation (suicidal thoughts, assault, extreme panic) presents itself during these hours, students can contact the office and indicate the need for immediate attention. We will then make every effort to respond promptly.
Between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., please contact Dr. Holder directly (call 717-531-8658 or page 6529).
24/7/365 options for crisis situations include:
- Penn State Crisis Line: 877-229-6400
- Crisis Text Line: Text “LIONS” to 741-741
- Dauphin County Crisis Intervention: 717-232-7511
- YWCA/Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence Services: 717-238-7273
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
- Veterans’ Crisis Line: 800-273-8255
The Penn State Crisis Line is an extension of the services offered by the Office of Student Mental Health and Counseling. Reports from calls made to this crisis line are received by our office.
Concerned that you might have a problem with excessive alcohol consumption? Use this brief screening tool to see if you should seek professional help.
You can also try Alcohol e-CheckUpToGo, an interactive web survey that allows college and university students to enter information about their drinking patterns and receive feedback about their use of alcohol. The assessment takes about 6-7 minutes to complete, is self-guided, and requires no face-to-face contact time with a counselor or administrator.
You can contact Dauphin Country Drug and Alcohol Services at
1100 South Cameron Street,
Harrisburg, PA 17104-2531