Mental Health Emergencies

In the event of a personal emergency during normal working hours, you may call Counseling Center at 773-995-2383 or come in person to Cordell Reed Student Union Building (CRSU) Suite 190 and state the nature of the emergency to the administrative assistant.  Daily between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 p.m.  One of the psychologists will consult with you immediately to determine what action the crisis requires. After hours, you may call the Campus Police at 1-773-995-2111 if you are on campus or 911 if you are off campus.

In emergency situations involving another student who is unwilling or unable to seek help on his/her own, faculty, staff, students or family members may call the Counseling Center at 773-995-2383, or walk the student over Cordell Reed Student Union Building (CRSU) Suite 190  and/or notify Campus Police at 773-995-2111, if the student needs to be hospitalized or restrained.

When helping someone in crisis, it is important to 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


The following phone numbers are additional sources of help:

Campus Police: 1-773-995-2111

Fire or Medical Emergencies: 911

Campus Wellness Center:1-773-995-2953

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255


Sexual Assault Hotlines:

1-888-293-2080 (Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline)

1-630-971-3927 (West Suburbs)

1-708-748-5672 (South Suburbs)

Veterans Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 (press 1)

Alcohol and Drug Hotline: 1-800-622-2255

Illinois Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 1-800-252-2873

Domestic Violence Hotlines:

1-877-863-6338 (The State of Illinois Domestic Violence Hotline)

1-800-799-7233 (The National Domestic Violence Hotline)