Crisis Response Team

BGSU Crisis Response Team is designed to provide BGSU students timely crisis services after Counseling Center business hours such as assessing for risk and getting students connected to the best resources for them.  In collaboration with BGSU Campus Police, Office of the Dean of Students, and the College of Health & Human Services the BGSU crisis response team exists due to the continued commitment to reduce barriers to meet the mental health needs of our BGSU students. 

Depending on the needs of the student, a follow up call may be involved from the GA or the Student Assistance Advocacy Specialist within the next day or two.  Depending on the situation, the Crisis Response Team Clinician may call Wood County Crisis Line/Unison for further assessment.

Crisis Response Team hours will be available at the start of Fall 2024 semester.

Crisis Response Team does not operate during university breaks or holidays.

No.  In order for the BGSU Crisis Response Team to come to a student, the student must be located on BGSU's campus at the time of the call & be a currently enrolled BGSU student.

Calls can be made through the BGSU Police Department.  The number to access them is (419) 372-2346.  BGSU PD will then be sent out to evaluate the situation. Upon determination of the situation, the Crisis Response Team will go out for a mental health crisis co-response. 

Any communication to Crisis Clinicians via email WILL NOT receive a response and may not be viewed.

A substitute for ongoing therapy services and not available to non-enrolled BGSU students.

Conversations with the Crisis Response Team Clinicians are confidential, with rare exceptions.  These include when it is necessary to share information when a student is experiencing an emergency and is an immediate threat of harm to self or others.  The Crisis Team Clinicians by law must report when a minor, elderly person, or someone otherwise incapacitated and unable to act on his/her own behalf is being abused, when an animal is being abused, or if court ordered to do so.

Conversations with BGSU Police Department (PD), or shared in the presence of PD is not kept confidential. BGSU PD document their interactions with students and this information may be shared with various BGSU staff to ensure a community of care for students.  Such BGSU staff who may know are members of the Office of the Dean of Students. 

BGSU Crisis Response Team is staffed by 2 Graduate Assistants (GA) enrolled through the Master's degree Social Work program. These GAs are under the supervision of designated BGSU Counseling Center licensed staff.  

Updated: 04/22/2024 01:29PM