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The Counseling Center provides 24/7 crisis services to all UIC students. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, call the Counseling Center at 312-996-3490 to speak with a crisis counselor.

During business hours, please inform the receptionist that you are experiencing a mental health crisis.

If you are calling after hours, please select option 2 on the automated menu.

Examples of mental health crisis can include but are not limited to:

  • You are feeling unsafe
  • You are hearing or seeing things that are not really there
  • You have recently experienced violence (e.g., sexual assault, physical abuse, hate crime)
  • You are thinking about hurting others
  • You are considering suicide or self-harm

Common Questions about Crisis Services Heading link

Some students may hesitate to use crisis services because they don’t know what to expect. Read the sections below for answers to some common questions and concerns that students have about using crisis services.

Additional Resources Heading link

Some students may prefer to use crisis services outside of UIC. Please see the resources below for more support options.