Don M. Hartsough, Ph.D. author

Donald Meyers Hartsough was a key founder of the Lafayette Crisis Center while an associate professor in Purdue’s Department of Psychological Sciences in West Lafayette, Indiana. He earned his BA in economics at the College of Wooster and an MA in clinical psychology at the University of Florida. He received his Ph.D. in 1964, also at the University of Florida. Following years in academia, his involvement in the Personnel Development Group in Indianapolis led to service and training in critical incident stress debriefing. Don and Dalyte retired in 1999 and relocated to Bend, Oregon, where he now lives.

Title by Don M. Hartsough, Ph.D.

  • The Crisis Center Story by Don M. Hartsough, Ph.D.

    by Don M. Hartsough, Ph.D.

    How would you respond to help a caller whose first words to you were: “I have a gun and I’m going to kill myself”?

    Personal crises are a part of life, but how someone treats us when we’re in crisis can either help or cause personal damage.
    The Crisis Center Story: Crisis Intervention from Local Hotlines to 988 and CAHOOTS details the most effective ways to help someone in crisis. Spanning decades of crisis intervention services, the book includes firsthand accounts of actual calls to a local crisis center and provides extensive information on how crisis helpers are trained.