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

Campus Police

(773) 995-2111

Campus Wellness Center

(773) 995-2010

Illinois Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline

(800) 252-2873

The State of Illinois Domestic Violence Hotline

(877) 863-6338  available 24/7

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

(800) 799-7233


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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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Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT) provides access to emergency mental health intervention by HRDI for the CSU community area.  HRDI clinicians work with individuals to assess their level of distress, help to find possible solutions; and guide individuals to access the behavioral health system and services.

The following number can be used by faculty, staff, peers, parents, and any community persons to assist a student that may be having a mental health crisis.  773-291-2500.  MCRT is a 24-hour service that will respond in person to assist an individual experiencing a mental health crisis. 

Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline

(888) 293-2080

West Suburbs

(630) 971-3927

South Suburbs

(708) 748-5672


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

(800) 622-4357

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Veterans Crisis Hotline

(800) 273-8255 (press 1)