Student Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Plan
We are excited to have you as a part of the Bucknell community! We recognize that every member of our campus has many obligations, roles and relationships that may be a source of support but may also cause stress. We care deeply about the experience you have with us and want to provide you with important resources available to you to support your mental health and wellbeing. Please take a look now to familiarize yourself with them so you know where to go when they are needed.
Distress related to mental health concerns, suicidal thoughts, attempts to die by suicide, and completed suicides are an unfortunate but very real experience for college students, including students at Bucknell. If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, there are many options for immediate support.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call, Text or Chat 9-8-8
Note the new 3-digit number as of July 16, 2022
Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741 at any time, for any type of crisis.
If you're a person of color who is experiencing a crisis, you can also text STEVE to 741741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor of color.
Mental Health TAP Line
Local community agency providing 24-hour crisis intervention
The closest emergency room to campus is Evangelical Community Hospital on Route 15
Evangelical Community Hospital
1 Hospital Drive
Lewisburg, PA 17837
Mental Health Professionals on Campus
During business hours
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
(summer hours 8 a.m.–4 p.m.)
After business hours
Call 570-577-1604 and choose Option 2
Bucknell University cares about supporting the mental health needs of our students. The Counseling & Student Development Center is a place for students to discuss personal, academic or vocational concerns. Counselors are professionally trained and licensed. Services are available to students at no cost. Psychologists, counselors and social workers are bound both ethically and legally to honor confidentiality except in situations where there exists the potential of harm to yourself or others or there is evidence of current abuse of a child or vulnerable adult. We are committed to providing psychological services that are sensitive to each individual and to differences based on gender, race, culture, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation and spiritual belief.
The CSDC is currently providing counseling and other mental health services by video and in-person appointments.Counselors are available weekdays for phone consultations to discuss concerns and available support resources at the CSDC and within the campus community. Support remains available 24/7 for urgent mental health needs by calling 570-577-1604 and choosing Option 2 to speak with the on-call counselor.
All staff and students will be required to adhere to all recommended health guidelines in the event of in-person meetings.
The CSDC website has resources including information about caring for yourself and others, tolerating uncertainty, coping with grief and loss, self-compassion, recognizing a student in distress, and how to ask for help.
Counseling & Student Development Center
Graham Building, 7th Street Entrance