Crisis / Urgent Consultation
If you (or someone you know) is having a mental health crisis and/or is in immediate danger, please:
Dangerous crisis situations include suicidal behaviors or threats, homicidal behavior or threats, irrational dangerous behavior, or excessive consumption of alcohol or drugs. If you are not sure whether the situation represents immediate danger, err on the side of caution and place the call.
Boynton Health Service Mental Health Clinic
Urgent counselors are available between 8:00 – 5:00 on Monday to Friday in person and until 4:30 by phone. Call 612-625-8475 to speak with an urgent counselor or come to the Mental Health Clinic on the Fourth floor of Boynton Health Service located on the East Bank at 410 Church Street SE. These services are not the same as those available in an emergency room and should not be substituted for a situation requiring immediate intervention. There may be a wait to speak with an urgent counselor.
University Counseling and Consulting Services
612-624-3323. Walk-in crisis counseling is offered from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Minneapolis East Bank location at 340 Appleby Hall, 128 Pleasant Street SE. These services are not the same as those available in an emergency room and should not be substituted for a situation requiring immediate intervention.
If the mental health crisis you are experiencing is not dangerous, but you wish to talk to someone immediately for assistance about what to do next, call this 24-hour help line:
1-866-379-6363 (toll free)
If the mental health crisis you are experiencing is not dangerous, but you wish to access health care immediately, please contact one of the following depending on your location:
Fairview Riverside Behavioral
Acute Psychiatric Services (Mpls.)
Adult Mental Health (St. Paul)
Fairview Riverside Behavioral Emergency Center
Location: 2450 Riverside Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55454
The Behavioral Emergency Center staff provides emergency care, assessment and referrals for people of all ages in a behavioral crisis related to either mental health or substance abuse. The center is located on the Riverside campus of University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Patients check in through the Emergency Department.
Hennepin County Acute Psychiatric Services
612-873-3161; Suicide Hotline (612) 873-2222. HCMC's Acute Psychiatric Services center serves those in emotional crisis with 24-hour, seven-day-a-week crisis counseling, assessment, and referral.
Ramsey County Adult Mental Health
651-266-7900 Ramsey County directly provides emergency services through the Adult Mental Health Crisis Unit. The crisis unit provides phone and outreach services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Crisis Connection 612-379-6363 or toll free 1-866-379-6363
A non-profit agency which provides free and confidential 24-hour telephone crisis counseling to the Twin Cities/ Metropolitan area. Men’s line 612-379-6367 or 1-866-379-6367.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
1-800-273-TALK The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s mission is to provide immediate assistance to individuals in suicidal crisis by connecting them to the nearest available suicide prevention and mental health service provider through a toll-free telephone number: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). It is the only national suicide prevention and intervention telephone resource funded by the Federal Government.
24 hour help line 612-626 9111 The Aurora Center provides free and confidential support for victim/survivors and concerned persons effected by sexual violence, domestic violence, or stalking. An advocate is also available through the help line 24 hours a day to join anyone in the emergency room who has experienced sexual assault. Walk-in hours: 8:00am – 4:30pm. Located at Suite 117 in Appleby Hall (128 Pleasant Street SE. ) on the U of M East Bank.