If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need immediate counseling support:
If it is daytime Monday – Friday (8am – 4:30pm weekdays 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 it is after office hours (evenings, nights, weekends, and breaks):
1. Urgent phone counseling is available through the Center for Wellness & Counseling’s after-hours phone counseling service; just call our main number 612-330-1707 and choose option 1 to speak to a trained mental health counselor. Crisis text support is also available 24/7 through CrisisTextline.org. Just text MN to 741-741 when in crisis, anytime, anywhere — a trained crisis counselor will respond.
2. 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 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. Other counties also have similar services: Listing of Metro Area County Crisis Lines
4. 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).
Behavioral Emergency Center, U of M Medical Center, West Bank Emergency Center, 2312 S 6th St 24/7 specialized behavioral health crisis services; go to West Bank ER to access services (612-273-5640). Located just across Riverside from Augsburg’s Foss Center/chapel; follow the signs for the Emergency Center.
Acute Psychiatric Services – 24-hour walk-in crisis psychiatric support at Hennepin County Medical Center in downtown Minneapolis; Emergency Medications Clinic available 8:00am – 2:00pm T-F. 612-873-3161 (located in the Red Building, first floor, right across from ER; entrance on 8th St between Park and Chicago Aves). If you have a current provider, they will not change your medications. They will not provide stimulant medications or benzodiazepines. Two-week supply only.
Regions Hospital (has mental health Crisis Program accessed through the ER) 640 Jackson Street, St. Paul
(Ramsey County residents only) Urgent Care for Adult Mental Health 402 University Ave East (walk-in 8-5:30 Monday-Friday) An alternative to the ER for Ramsey County residents; will bill insurance but do not turn anyone away for inability to pay.
Suicide Prevention Lifelines
Crisis Textline Text MN to 741-741 to get connected to local Minnesota resources
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 or chat now
The Trevor Lifeline (Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth) 1-866-488-7386
Trans Lifeline 877-565-8860 Crisis phone for trans-identified people in crisis, staffed by volunteers who also identify as trans. Not open 24/7, but pretty close (hours of availability posted on website).