Urgent Mental Health Needs

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Crisis hours are available at Student Counseling Services on main campus on the 3rd floor, Student Services Building Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm. During these appointments, the counselor and student will focus on addressing urgent needs and safety concerns.

What constitutes a mental health crisis?

  • If you are concerned about your personal safety or the safety of others
  • If you are concerned about harming yourself or someone else
  • If you believe you are losing touch with reality

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis the following resources are available:

  • Call or go online to utilize 24-hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline services
    • 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or online on LIfeline Chat
  • Text the 24-hour Crisis Text line
    • Text ISU to 741741
  • Call or visit the Iowa State Student Counseling Services Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5 pm
    • 515-294-5056
    • 3rd Floor, Student Services Building
  • Go to the Emergency Room
  • Call the Iowa State University Police Department
    • 515-294-4428

If there is an immediate threat to self or others, you are strongly encouraged to contact 911.