Mental Health Emergencies

In the event of a personal emergency during normal working hours, you may call the Counseling Center at (773) 995-2383 and make an appointment to come in person to the Cordell Reed Student Union Building (CRSU) Suite 190, daily between the hours of 9am and 4pm.

After hours and in emergency situations, go to your local hospital emergency room or dial 911. If on campus contact Campus Police.

When helping someone in crisis remember to:

  • Clarify the problem
  • Communicate your commitment to help
  • Contact appropriate professional staff
  • Talk in a calm, direct and reassuring manner
  • Stay until assistance arrives


Additional Resources

Campus Police

(773) 995-2111

Campus Wellness Center

(773) 995-2010

Fire or Medical Emergencies


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline
(800) 950-NAMI (6264)
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Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

(800) 622-4357

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Sexual Assault Hotlines:

Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline

(888) 293-2080

West Suburbs

(630) 971-3927

South Suburbs

(708) 748-5672


Domestic Violence Hotlines:

The State of Illinois Domestic Violence Hotline

(877) 863-6338  available 24/7

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

(800) 799-7233


Other Hotlines:

Veterans Crisis Hotline

(800) 273-8255 (press 1)

Illinois Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline

(800) 252-2873


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