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Suicide Intervention

  1. Students who are believed to be suicidal or unsafe to be left alone should be referred to the Sayre   Memorial Hospital Emergency Room or Red Rock Crisis Unit.
  2. Sayre Contacts: 
    Ron Kisstler, MS, LPC 580.928.5533 - Home 580.486-3459
    Mike Spieker, RN, LPC 580.928.2019
    Weatherford Contacts:
    Kim Liebscher 580.774.3776
    Tamra Misak, LPC  580.774.3233 - Cell (405) 820-3211
    Cindy Dougherty 580.774.3057
    Rick Bolar  580.774.3111
  3. Check the birth date of the student, if they are under 18, then contact the parents and they can be included in the decision making process.
  4. If it is determined to use Red Rock give them a call 580.323-6021 let them know that we are sending a SWOSU student.  Ask for the Crisis Unit and the counselor will visit with you about the situation and instruct you as to what to do.
  5. A student can also be taken to the hospital emergency room and they can perform the assessment and determine what is best for the student.  The student will be charged emergency room fees.
  6. If the hospital request transportation assistance, contact campus security via the Dean’s office (x107) or SWOSU Public Safety 580.774.3111.  Do not personally provide transportation for the student.
  7. The student cannot be allowed to be alone, if they want to take come personal belongings to the Crises Unit, this is allowed but someone must be with them at all times.  Often R.A.’s or student employees or a friend can wait with the student until the officer arrives.
  8. If going to the Crisis Unit, they should take comfortable clothing such as sweats, t-shirts, slippers and toiletries.  Belts, shoe strings or draw strings are not allowed in the Crisis Unit. Towels, bedding, soap, and shampoo are provided.
  9. Students who go to the Crisis Unit can expect to be there 2-3 days.  They are allowed visits and phone calls during appropriate times.
  10. The Dean’s office should be contacted and will send out an email to the student’s instructors regarding the situation.  The status of the absence (excused or unexcused) is at the discretion of the instructor.  Confidentiality shall be maintained throughout these procedures.
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