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Crisis Support Heading link

  • A mental health crisis can include but is 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

  • Call 312-996-3490 to talk to the UIC crisis counselor on call, any time 24/7

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

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

  • For support outside of UIC, call 988 any time 24/7

    Dialing 988 will connect you to a trained crisis professional. Their website has an online chat feature, too.

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.