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/Crisis Counseling Option at the University Of Minnesota- Twin Cities

If you are in crisis and unable to wait for the next available scheduled appointment, Urgent/Crisis Counseling is available at Boynton Health’s Urgent Mental Health Care Clinic during clinic hours. It is located on the 4th floor of Boynton at 410 Church St. SE.

If this is not an emergency and you would like to be seen at Student Counseling Services, the first step to schedule a brief consultation appointment is to complete the intake paperwork. After completing paperwork, we will follow up with you regarding the scheduling process for a brief consultation.

If this is not an emergency and you would like to be seen at Boynton Health, please leave a message with Boynton’s brief consultation specialist at 612-625-8475 during business hours (M-F 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.). Calls will be returned as soon as possible, and by no later than the end of the business day.


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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