Community Referrals

We do not specifically endorse any of the listed referrals. Please contact the Canisius University Counseling Center at @email or 716-888-2620 should you have any questions or need further assistance in locating a referral source.

Crisis/Emergency Psychiatric Care
  • ECMC CPEP Unit

  • Crisis Services

  • 988 Lifeline - The 988 Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States.

Urgent Mental Health Care
  • TELUS Health 24/7 Student Support @Canisius – via chat and phone. Free & confidential for Canisius students.

  • ECMC Help Center & Virtual Help Center : provide immediate mental health crisis support and treatment. An urgent care service for walk-in mental health treatment of adults in crisis who do not require psychiatric emergency treatment or inpatient care. Individualized services addressing each patient’s needs with a focus on wellness to aid those experiencing:

    Anxiety, depression, obsessive thoughts and behaviors, hallucinations, feelings of hopelessness/helplessness.

    Counselors can also provide assistance for follow-up appointments with ECMC’s Partial Hospitalization Program, Adult & Family Clinic, Downtown Clinic, MAP Clinic for medication/prescriptions, as well as other area resources.

  • BryLin Hospital: Inpatient, mental health crisis care program for adults. BryLin DOES NOT have a psychiatric emergency room and DOES NOT provide emergency psychiatric evaluations. Call first. BryLin Hospital will accept voluntary patients 7 days a week by calling their admissions department at (716) 886-8200 ext. 2264

Community-based Mental Health Care – Addiction, medication, and general mental health services
Substance Abuse/Chemical Dependency/Gambling
Local Resources and Support – food, shelter, transportation, victim assistance, legal help, sexual assault, support groups, domestic violence
Eating Disorder Treatment & Resources
Psychological Testing
Online Directories & Resources – Both local and outside WNY