Crisis Care Appointments


Student in Crisis

Have you experienced a personal, psychological or physical trauma recently? Has your level of distress increased significantly? Has someone asked you to come to Counseling and Psychological Services or another mental health resource? Are you having thoughts or have you made a plan to hurt yourself or others? Has a friend, intimate partner or family member hurt you physically or emotionally? Help is available 24/7.

Counseling and Psychological Services staff members are available on a same-day basis to students who are in crisis. Either call us at 402.472.7450 to arrange a crisis appointment or walk over to the University Health Center, Suite 223 and tell the receptionist you need to see the crisis counselor.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis after hours:

  • Call Counseling and Psychological Services at 402.472.7450 and follow the prompts to be connected to an on-call therapist
  • If you are an imminent danger to yourself or others, call 911, call the University of Nebraska-Lincoln police department at 402.472.2222 or go to the nearest emergency room
    • Nearest emergency room to campus is Bryan Medical Center West (2300 S. 16th St)

Other Crisis Services

Psychiatric medications:

  • If you are having a problem with a psychiatric medication, call the University Health Center: 402.472.5000
  • If your problem is urgent or involves serious side effects, call or go to the nearest emergency room
    • Nearest emergency room to campus is Bryan Medical Center West (2300 S. 16th St)

Sexual assault and relationship violence:

  • For urgent concerns, call the Voices of Hope 24-hour crisis line at 402.475.7273 seven days a week for confidential support and assistance
  • Schedule an appointment with a CARE Advocate by calling 402.472.3553

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I intervene for a student who I believe is in crisis?

  • How should I intervene for a student in crisis?

  • How can Counseling and Psychological Services help in the event of a campuswide crisis?

  • I am a parent. What do I do if my student is in crisis?