Crisis Intervention

Student in Crisis

Crisis Intervention

Counseling and Psychological Services staff members are available on a same-day basis to students who are in crisis. Either call us at 402.472.5000 to arrange a crisis appointment or walk over to Nebraska Medicine – University Health Center (1500 U St.) 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 402.472.5000 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 Victim Advocate by calling 402.472.0203

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?