For Urgent Crises
SCS suggests several resources available for crisis situations:
- Crisis counseling services are offered at SCS from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday at the Minneapolis East Bank location at 340 Appleby Hall, 128 Pleasant Street S.E. A student who is having a crisis and feeling unable to cope can call SCS at 612-624-3323 or come in to speak to a receptionist about seeing a counselor. These services are not the same as those available in an emergency room and should not be substituted for a situation requiring immediate intervention. If you're concerned about someone, you can call 612-624-3323 during those hours and ask to consult with the crisis counselor.
- Urgent counselors are available 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays (9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays) at the Boynton Mental Health Clinic. Call 612-625-8475 to speak with an urgent counselor or come to the Mental Health Clinic on the fourth floor of Boynton Health Service located on the East Bank at 410 Church Street SE. These services are not the same as those available in an emergency room and should not be substituted for a situation requiring immediate intervention. There may be a wait to speak with an urgent counselor.
- U of M Textline is available 24/7 by texting "UMN" to 61222. If you prefer to talk on the phone, call the U of M Crisis Line at 612-301-4673 anytime.
- Crisis Connection has a 24-hour hotline at 612-301-HOPE (4673) or 1-4673 on campus.
- Suicide Prevention Hotline can be reached 24 hours a day at 612-873-2222.
- Fairview Hospital's Behavioral Emergency Center staff provides emergency care, assessment and referrals for people of all ages in a behavioral crisis related to either mental health or substance abuse. The center is located on the Riverside campus of University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Patients check in through the Emergency Department. Telephone: 612-672-6600.
- Hennepin County Acute Psychiatric Services (612-873-3161) serves those in emotional crisis with 24-hour, seven-day-a-week crisis counseling, assessment, and referral.
- For life-threatening emergencies, dial 911.
For Faculty and Staff
- Consultation is available through our Walk-In Crisis Counselor Monday-Friday from 9:00-4:00.
- If you have concerns about a student to discuss you may also contact the Behavioral Consultation Team.
- After a traumatic event (deaths, missing persons, major accidents, mass acts of violence/destruction, and natural disasters), the University Community Response Team is available to meet with students, staff, or faculty members to provide consultation, intervention, or referral.