If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need immediate 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, breaks, summer):
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 Residence Life Area Coordinator, and they will help you get the support you need. Call DPS (612-330-1717) to get connected to the on-call Residence Life staff.
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 crisis mental health counseling 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: Ramsey County’s Adult Mental Health Crisis Team 651-266-7900 Listing of Metro Area County Crisis Lines (bottom of page)
4. If you are having thoughts of hurting yourself or others, and do not feel safe, go to your local Emergency Room.
Behavioral Emergency Center, M Health Fairview University of MN 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 Department.
Acute Psychiatric Services – 24-hour walk-in crisis psychiatric support at Hennepin County Medical Center in downtown Minneapolis; Emergency Medications Clinic available (call for hours). 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
The Steve Fund Support for young people of color; text STEVE to 741-741 for crisis support.
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.
Disaster Distress Helpline 800-985-5990 SAMSA 24/7
My3 App Create a coping plan and list of supports (your “3”) when you are feeling suicidal in this free app.