Mental Health Crisis Response

What Is a Mental Health Crisis?

If you or another student are out of control, violent, or immediately a danger to self or others, immediate intervention is needed. Examples of crises are: when a student threatens suicide, homicide, or intends to physically harm self or others.

What To Do if a Student is Experiencing a Mental Health Crisis

To report a mental health crisis call SAIC Security at 312.899.1210. If the crisis is in a school building, the orange emergency button on a house phone connects to SAIC Security. When reporting a concern, describe the crisis, report the student's name, and indicate where the student can be found. If necessary, Security can take steps to ensure that the student is escorted to the nearest hospital emergency room. SAIC Security can also reach an on-call Counseling Services staff member as necessary.

What To Do if You Are Currently Experiencing a Mental Health Crisis

If you would like to speak to someone outside of normal business hours, please call the Counseling Service After Hours Line at 312.499.4271 (after hours press 1 to speak to a counselor).

The Northwestern Memorial Hospital Psychiatric Emergency hotline is also available 24-hours a day for consultation and further assistance. This service can be reached at 312.926.8100.  If you are experiencing a mental health emergency please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.