Creating Awareness at Arcadia this National Suicide Prevention Week

By John DeRosier | September 6, 2022
A staffed suicide prevention booth with a visitor

This National Suicide Prevention Week (Sept. 4-10, 2022), Arcadia University Counseling Services wants to make sure students are aware of the many mental health resources available to them both on- and off-campus. 

Counseling Services is located on the ground floor of Heinz Hall. Services include a hybrid model of in-person and teletherapy appointments based on a clinical assessment by a staff therapist. The office is also open to answer questions and assist with off-campus referrals as needed. Students who have any questions or are seeking counseling sessions can email or call 267-620-4891. 

The national Suicide & Crisis Lifeline has a new number. Now, anyone can call or text 988 for help anytime, anywhere. 

Additionally, full-time students have access to TimelyCare, a 24/7 telehealth and wellness service that provides care whenever and wherever you need it. TimelyCare can be accessed here or by downloading the TimelyCare app on your mobile device. 

Other resources include:

  • Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information. Text home to 741-741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime. 
  • Text STEVE to 741-741 for students of color. 
  • The Trevor Project – Crisis Hotline for LGBTA+ youth: 866-488-7386
  • Abington-Jefferson Hospital: 215-481-2000press 1 or ask for “crisis.”
  • Montgomery County Mobile Crisis Unit: 855-643-4673

More information about Arcadia Counseling Services, as well as free guided meditations and tutorials, can be found here.

On September 24, Arcadia’s chapter of The Hidden Opponent, a nonprofit organization focused on mental health awareness among student- athletes, will host a 5K walk/run for suicide prevention on campus at Haber Green.