Crisis Services

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If this is a situation of imminent risk of physical harm, please contact the University of Minnesota Police Department at 911.

Any student seeking urgent counseling services (immediate support) can:

  • Contact U of M Crisis Line at 612-301-4673 anytime.
  • Contact U of M Textline 24/7 by texting "UMN" to 61222.

Urgent Counseling Services SCS- Minneapolis location only

First appointments (brief consultations) are generally available within a few business days. The first step to schedule a brief consultation appointment is to complete the intake paperworkIf you are in crisis and unable to wait for the next available appointment, SCS will have daily walk in/crisis hours Monday through Friday, 10am-12pm and 1:30pm-3:30pm. Walk in/crisis hours will begin the week of September 7th for Fall 2021. To allow enough time for your needs to be met, please be sure to arrive at our 3rd floor Appleby location (340 Appleby Hall) at least 30 minutes before the end of the scheduled walk-in/crisis times. If you arrive outside of these times, we may direct you to other resources that can assist you.


Off-Campus Resources:

  • Suicide Prevention Hotline can be reached 24 hours a day at 800-273-8255.
  • 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.
  • The Steve Fund-Crisis Text Line for people of color: Text STEVE to 741741 and a live, trained Crisis Counselor will respond. The Steve Fund, through its partnership with the Crisis Text Line, promotes text messaging as a means to improve critically needed access for young people of color to crisis counseling.
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