In Crisis?

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:

  • For Fall 2020: If you are in need of a crisis intervention, including assessment of your concerns and planning for immediate safety, please call Student Counseling Services (515-294-5056) during our business hours and inform us that you are in crisis and would like to talk to a counselor. Your call will then be transferred to one of the on-call counselors.
  • Disaster Distress Helpline 24/7 crisis counseling and support – 1-800-985-5990 and
  • Call or go online to utilize 24-hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline services
  • 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
    • 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