Resources for the Campus Community
Emergent Help for All
Crisis Text Line = Text "Start" to 741-741
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Cuyahoga County Crisis Line 216-623-6888
Espanol Linea de Crisis 1-888-628-9454
Poison Control 1-800-222-1222
CWRU Police Department (for On-campus emergencies) 216/368-3333
Dial 911 for off campus emergencies
Trevor Lifeline - 1-866-488-7386 or TheTrevorProject.org
Military Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 (press 1)
Courage to Caregivers Education
Courage for Caregivers offers support and empowerment for those who care - 216-536-7699
Get the "Reach Out" App
CWRU's Reach Out app provides guidance for supporting a friend in need, suicide prevention, or coping with mental health challenges. Users can also create a customized collection of phone numbers to quickly access in times of crisis.
Check out the Reach Out poster - or just search for CWRU Reach Out in your phone's app store.
Resources for Students
The Counseling Services after hours on-call number is 216-368-5872
The 24/7 Nurse Advice Line is 216-368-2450
Contact University Health and Counseling Services to learn how to establish care on campus.
Resources for Faculty and Staff
Contact Impact Solutions, the university's employee assistance provider at 1-800-227-6007 to schedule sessions with a counselor. Learn more about Impact Solutions.
Sign Up for QPR Training
QPR or Question. Persuade. Refer. is a one hour training session that helps faculty, staff and students recognize suicidal thoughts and behaviors in others. Participants are then taught how to refer others to help in the community.
Please take advantage of this free event at 1:30 PM on October 29, 2019 by registering in advance.
Dealing with Day to Day Stressors
Whether you’re getting adjusted to life on campus, at the height of a deadline-driven project or simply dealing with the issues that arise, day in and day out, it’s important to take time to relax.
Case Western Reserve University offers multiple resources, including the RELAX Line and online guided relaxation exercises.
By calling 216.368.3999, you can access five different meditations designed to help you refocus, refresh, rejuvenate, renew and restore. (For best results, call from an on-campus phone.)
Each meditation ranges from one to 15 minutes; choose the one that best suits your needs for the day, or do multiple to gain even more benefit.
Guided Relaxation Exercises
Staff members from University Health & Counseling Services have recorded guided relaxation exercises on a variety of topics, ranging from anxiety to loneliness, public speaking to body image.
Based on Edmund Jacobson's popular and effective Progressive Muscle Relaxation technique, the relaxation exercises each range between six and 16 minutes.