medical and mental health

Medical Emergencies

If you believe that someone is experiencing a medical emergency, immediately contact the MIT Police at 617-253-1212 (x100 from a campus phone).  Be prepared to provide specific information about your location and the nature of the emergency

Assist the Victim

These measures do not require training and cannot harm a person. Provide care by following these instructions, if it is safe and you are comfortable doing so.

Heart attack / Cardiac arrest


Protect the airway

Control bleeding

Protect the spine

Keep the victim comfortable

Heat-related Illness

Extreme Cold 

Mental Health Emergencies

If you are concerned that someone is at risk of harming themselves or others, or is experiencing some type of psychological or mental health emergency: