If you are experiencing a personal crisis and need immediate counseling support:
If it is daytime Monday – Friday (8am-4:30pm during fall/spring semester) call the Center for Wellness & Counseling at 612-330-1707, and let them know you need to see a counselor immediately. (If CWC is not answering during office hours, call DPS at 612-330-1717 and they will help you contact CWC.)
If it is after office hours (evenings or weekends, and summer), 24/7 support is available:
1. If you are living on campus and need immediate support, talk to your Resident Assistant or Hall Director, and they will help you get the support you need. Call DPS (612-330-1717) to get connected to the on-call Hall Director.
3. If you are having thoughts of hurting yourself or others, and do not feel safe, go to your local Emergency Room. DPS will give you a ride if you are currently on campus (612-330-1717).
U of M Medical Center West Bank (has separate Behavioral Emergency Center for mental health crises; go to ER to access the BEC) 612-273-6402
Acute Psychiatric Services – 24-hour walk-in crisis psychiatric support at Hennepin County Medical Center; Emergency Medications Clinic available 8:00am – 2:00pm. 612-873-3161
4. If you are concerned that you are not safe, but not sure if you need to go to the hospital for support, you can receive free in-person crisis mental health counseling at home (or at a location you choose in Hennepin County) from the Hennepin County COPE Team (612-596-1223). COPE services are only available to adults currently in Hennepin County.
Suicide Prevention Lifelines
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 or chat now
The Trevor Lifeline (Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth) 1-866-488-7386
Veterans’ Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255, press 1
Trans Lifeline 877-565-8860