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 5:00 pm, and Thursday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.  One of the psychologists will consult with you immediately to determine what action the crisis requires. After hours, you may call Campus Police at773-995-2111 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. After office hours, Public Safety may contact psychologists at home for consultation.

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: 773-995-2111

Fire or Medical Emergencies: 911

Campus Wellness Center:773-995-2953

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


Sexual Assault Hotline:

888—293-2080 (Chicago Metropolitan Area)

630-971-3927 (Dupage County)

708-0748-5672 (South Suburbs)

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

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

Child Abuse:1-800-252-2873

Drug Abuse: 1-800-444-9999