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Crisis Support

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need immediate support:

Center for Wellness & Counseling 612-330-1707 (8:00am – 4:30pm Monday- Friday Fall and Spring semester; please let the receptionist know that you are in crisis and need to see a counselor immediately)

CWC After Hours Urgent Phone Counseling  612-330-1707 Option 1 (24/7 when CWC is closed)

Augsburg Department of Public Safety  612-330-1717 (can contact Dean of Students if faculty/staff have a student in crisis)

Hennepin County COPE Team  612-596-1223  (24/7, will meet with the student in crisis in person wherever they are located in Hennepin County)   Phone numbers for other metro crisis teams

Behavioral Emergency Center (access through the Emergency Department of M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center, West Bank; across Riverside Avenue from Augsburg’s Foss Center; DPS will provide a ride from campus if needed)

24/7 Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Support — U of M Aurora Center  612-626-9111

People Inc Crisis Stabilization Housing (3-10 day stays; insurance or sliding fee)  24 hour crisis residences for adults “at moderate but not a high risk for self-harm”  651-774-0011 Option 3


Suicide Prevention Lifelines

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline  Call 988     OR    text “HOME” to 741741   OR     chat

  • LGBTQ+ Youth Lifeline (under 25) call 988 and press 3
  • En Español call 988 and press 2
  • Young People of Color text STEVE to 741741
  • Native/Indigenous Lifeline text NATIVE to 741741
  • Veterans call 988 and press 1   (or chat online at Veterans’ Crisis Line or text to 838255)

The Trevor Lifeline (Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth)   1-866-488-7386  OR text START to 678678 OR chat

Trans Lifeline   1-877-565-8860   Crisis phone for trans-identified people in crisis, staffed by volunteers who also identify as trans.  See hours on website.

Naseeha Muslim Mental Health Hotline  1-866-627-3342    11am to 2am CST


Hospital Emergency Rooms

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.


Emergency Room and Urgent Care

Sexual Assault Crisis Support

Skills to Support Self If Feeling Suicidal — Now Matters Now

Skills to Feel Better Now!

NAMI MN Crisis Resource Handout