An ongoing concern among college campuses is the number of students who take their own lives through suicide. Depression and anxiety are both at an all time high for this population, and if left untreated and/or the student does not feel emotional relief from their pain, suicide may feel like the only option for them. 

Manor College has a Student Concern Team which is designed to receive reports and identify students who are exhibiting concerning behaviors that may affect the well-being of the student. The team will intervene with students when necessary by providing support connecting them with appropriate resources.

Manor College also has a Mental Health Awareness Club which is co-advised by the Director of Counseling and the Director of Psychology. The club is to bring awareness and acceptance of all mental health issues across campus. It is a safe place for students to get together and support each other, and to offer resources on and off campus if needed.

Intervention Services on Campus:

Counseling Services

Christie Prince, MS
Director of Counseling

The Counseling Center seeks to foster a psychologically and socially healthy adjustment to college life for all Manor students. Our overall goal is to provide the support you need to be successful at Manor and beyond.

The Counseling Director offers supportive personal counseling, information and referrals. All services are available free to Manor College students. Strict confidentiality is maintained according to state and federal law. Exceptions to confidentiality include situations where a student is a danger to themselves or others. Because personal counseling is confidential, the use of counseling services never appears on academic records.

Health Services

Jen Winters, RN, BSN
Director of Health Services
215-885-2360 ext. 2241

Health Services is staffed by a Registered Nurse. The services provided attend to the needs of the Manor College Community including resident, commuter students, staff and faculty.  

Public Safety

St. Josaphat Hall (Residence Hall)
215-885-2360 ext. 3292

The Department of Public Safety’s mission is to provide a safe educational and work environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors.  We embrace a community-oriented approach and utilize communication, education, cooperation and proactive practices to ensure the safety of all.

The Department of Public Safety employs a full staff of public safety officers who serve our community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year while maintaining a close relationship with the Abington Township Police Department and other local officials. 

Suicide Prevention Hotlines:

  • National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Text or Call 988              
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
  • Montgomery County Victim Services Hotline: 1-800-521-0983
  • Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-866-723-3014
  • Montgomery County Mobile Crisis: 215-685-6440
  • Philadelphia Mobile Crisis: 215-685-6440

Community Resources:         

  • Emergency: 911
  • Alcoholics Anonymous: 215-923-7900
  • Narcotics Anonymous: 1-844-624-3575
  • Al-Anon Family Groups: 1-800-344-2666
  • Nar-Anon Family Groups: 1-800-477-62-91
  • Montgomery County Peer Support Talkline: 855-715-8255
  • Victim Services Center of Montgomery County: 1-800-521-0983

Many hands in the shape of a heartWarning Signs and Symptoms:

Some warning signs and symptoms may help you determine if a loved one is at risk for suicide, especially if the behavior is new, has increased or seems related to a painful event, loss or change. Below are some of the potential warning signs:

  • Talking about wanting to die or kill themselves
  • Looking for a way to kill themselves, like searching online or buying a gun
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Withdrawing or isolating themselves
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Extreme mood swings


Reference: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline