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:


  • Text the 24-hour Crisis Text line
    • Text ISU to 741-741


  • 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
    • Mary Greeley Medical Center

1111 Duff Ave.
Ames, IA 50010

  • 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