Emergency Preparedness

Psychological Crisis/Suicide Threat

A psychological crisis exists when someone is threatening harm to themselves or others, or is out of touch with reality. The crisis may be manifested as paranoia, extreme anger, sadness, agitation, hallucinations, delusions, uncontrollable behavior, and/or complete withdrawal.

  • If you come into contact with someone experiencing a psychological crisis who appears to be potentially dangerous (individual is aggressive, hostile, has a weapon, is threatening others or otherwise unmanageable) do NOT attempt to handle the situation alone, and call 9-1-1
  • If someone is contemplating suicide:
    • Remain calm and encourage others do the same.
    • If the threat is immediate or imminent, dial 9-1-1
    • The alternate contact phone numbers are:
      • Public Safety 856-256-4911;
      • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
    • Try to provide a safe, quiet, secure place for the individual.
    • Maintain a straightforward, supportive attitude.
    • Remind them they are not alone.
    • Do not minimize their concerns.

If counseling assistance is needed at Rowan

Office Hours

8:00am to 6:00pm - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
8:00am to 8:00pm - Wednesday
8:00am to 4:00pm - Friday

After Hours Emergencies

Call Public Safety at 256-4911 and ask for Counselor on-call

County Behavioral and Wellness Services Serving the Rowan Community

Gloucester County

Inspira Medical Center Woodbury
Behavioral Health and Wellness
509 North Broad Street,
Woodbury, NJ 08096
856-845-0100, or 856-845-9100

Camden County

Kennedy Memorial Hospital
Adult Behavioral Health
2201 Chapel Ave West
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
856-488-6500

Visit Rowan's Counseling and Psychological Services webpage for more information and services.