University of Minnesota

Crisis / Urgent Consultation

If you (or someone you know) is having a mental health crisis and/or is in immediate danger, please:

Call 911

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.

Campus Resources:

Boynton Mental Health Clinic External Link
Drop-in services are limited during this time. Please call the clinic FIRST at 612-624-1444 to talk about how we can help you. 

Urgent Mental Health Care: 

If this is not an emergency and it is safe for you to wait for a reply: please leave a message with our brief consultation specialist at 612-625-8475 during business hours (M-F 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.). Calls will be returned as soon as possible, and by no later than the end of the business day.

If you feel you might harm yourself or others or if this is an emergency, please do the following immediately: 

        - Call 911 

        - Call the 24/7 crisis line at 612-301-4673 

        - Text "UMN" to 61222 

        - Go to the Fairview Hospital's Behavioral Emergency Center  

Student Counseling Services External Link
612-624-3323. *Please be aware that due to COVID-19 walk-in services are not available on campus at this time. 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. External Link 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:

Crisis Line
U of M Textline
Text "UMN" to 61222
Text STOP to opt-out. Standard Message and Data rates may apply. For terms and conditions of texting with 61222, visit:

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 External Link
Emergency Center


Hennepin County External Link
Acute Psychiatric Services (Mpls.)



Ramsey County External Link
Adult Mental Health (St. Paul)


Hospital Information

Fairview Riverside Behavioral Emergency Center External Link
Telephone: 612-672-6600
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 External Link
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 External Link
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.

Phone Lines:

Crisis: 612-301-4673
Free and confidential 24-hour crisis counseling to the Twin Cities/ Metropolitan area

National Suicide Prevention Hotline External Link
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.

Aurora Center External Link
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. External Link) on the U of M East Bank.

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