Crisis Intervention

Crisis Intervention

If you are afraid you will not be able to avoid hurting yourself or someone else, get help immediately.

  • Call 911
  • Go to the Riddle Hospital Emergency Department, 1068 West Baltimore Pike, Media, PA, 484-227-3215
  • Call the Delaware County Mobile Crisis Unit (Delaware County Crisis Connections Team - DCCCT) -- (24/7) 855-889-7827
  • If you are on the Penn State Brandywine campus, call the Office of Safety & Police: 610-892-1496

Students who are experiencing a psychological or emotional crisis often need immediate help and intervention. Some examples of serious crises include:

  1. Suicidal or homicidal thoughts or impulses;
  2. Sexual or physical assault;
  3. Hearing voices or otherwise misperceiving reality;
  4. Overwhelming loss, such as a death in the family.

National Hotlines

  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  1-800-273-8255
  • Sexual Assault Hotline:  1-800-656-4673
  • Domestic Violence:  1-800-799-7233

24/7 Drug & Alcohol Assessment

  • Keystone Center, 2001 S. Providence Ave, Chester, PA 19103 - 1-800-558-9600 & 610-876-9000
  • Northwest Human Services - D&A Assessment - 800 Chester Pike, Sharon HIll, PA 19079 - 610-537-1765
  • Crozer Chester Medical Center Community Division - 2600 W. 9th St, Chester, PA 19013 - 610-497-7223

Domestic/Relationship Violence And Sexual Assault Services

Sexual Assault Hotline: 610-566-4342  /  Other Serious Crimes: 610-566-4386

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline - 800-799-7233

  • National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN) - 800-656-4673


Other Crisis / Hospital Resources

  • Crisis Services - Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital- Lansdowne Ave & Bailey Road, Darby, PA 19023 - 610-237-4210
  • Base Service Unit - Northwest Human Services- 800 Chester Pike, Sharon Hill, PA 19079 - 610-534-3636
  • Delaware County Crisis Connections Team (DCCCT) Peer Warm Line - 855-464-9342