Need help now? Text "START" to 741-741 or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

If you need immediate help

Text: START to 741-741

Call: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

It’s easy to procrastinate getting help, but reaching out for support is the first step to feeling better. Most campuses offer confidential counseling services or can help connect you with resources in your community. Just talking about what’s going on can help you feel better, so take that first step by reaching out for help or opening up to a trusted friend or family member. There are ways to feel better, but you have to tell someone what you’re going through.

Here are some other resources that can help you decide when it’s time to reach out for help:

24-Hour Hotlines

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    Chat now: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
  • The Trevor Lifeline (Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth)
    866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386)
  • CDC-INFO (Formerly known as the CDC National STD and AIDS Hotline)
    1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
  • Veterans’ Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255), press 1
  • Treatment Referral Hotline (Substance Abuse)
    1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline

    24-hour online hotline:

    1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)
  • National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
  • Crisis Text Line

    Get Help Now: Free, 24/7, Confidential

    Text START to 741-741

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Resources on your campus:

Edinboro University

Ghering Health and Wellness Center
300 Scotland Road
Edinboro, Pennsylvania 16444


CAPS provides a range of confidential services on a short-term basis. Currently enrolled students who have paid the Health Center fee may receive CAPS’ services without additional charge. The faculty consist of psychologists and licensed mental health professionals. Referrals are provided on request.

Edinboro University Emergency Contact Information

Whether in crisis or not, you can obtain help from CAPS during normal office hours. After hours, Crisis Services of Safe Harbor Behavioral Health provides four types of crisis intervention 24-hours-a-day/7-days-a week to anyone experiencing a crisis within Erie County. Call 814-456-2014 or 800-300-9558. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and the Crisis Text Line (text START to 741741) are also available 24/7/365.

Confidentiality Statement

Student Health Services

Health is viewed as more than the absence of illness; it is a positive state of full functioning in relation to one’s capacities. Medical advice and treatment are provided.

Phone: 814-732-2743
Address: 300 Scotland Road
Edinboro, Pennsylvania 16444

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