Student Mental Health Resources

The Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Minnesota strives to ensure all students have access to resources that will help them feel safe and supported. We are deeply committed to the wellbeing of all students, staff, and faculty. Your mental health is part of who you are and if you are unsure where to turn, we are here to help you.

This page is a one-stop-shop for mental health resources provided by the University – including emergency care, crisis intervention, counseling, and other key links and phone numbers. If you are in an immediate emergency and need help right now, please call 9-11.

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Emergency Mental Health Care

If you feel you might harm yourself or others or if this is an emergency, call 9-11. 

Additional resources for emergency mental health care are detailed below:

  • 24/7 University Crisis Line: 612-301-4673
  • Text "UMN" to 61222
  • Visit Fairview Hospital's Behavioral Emergency Center: 2312 S 6th St., Minneapolis, MN 55454 | 612-273-5640
  • Mental Health Crisis Hotline: Call 9-88
    • On July 16, 2022, 988 was implemented as the new three-digit dialing, texting, and chatting code that serves as a universal and easily remembered routing service. Callers, texters, and chatters will be routed to state and other local services–trained counselors can provide support and appropriate resources to individuals in emotional distress or suicidal crisis, or to anyone worried about a loved one who may need crisis support
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Crisis Intervention and Urgent Consultation

The Student Counseling Services and Boynton Mental Health Clinic Crisis is available Monday- Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. No appointment is needed to speak with a counselor for an urgent need.

Mental Health Advocates

The department has its own trained mental health advocates to assist you. Although they are not counselors, they can help you to find the proper resources. Please reach out to them if you have any questions, need help with navigating resources, or want to help another person.

Off-Campus Resources

  • For life-threatening emergencies, dial 9-11
  • Suicide Prevention Hotline can be reached 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-8255
  • Fairview Hospital's Behavioral Emergency Center staff provides emergency care, assessment and referrals for people of all ages in a behavioral crisis related to either mental health or substance abuse. The center is located on the Riverside campus of University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Patients check in through the Emergency Department. Telephone: 612-672-6600
  • Hennepin County Acute Psychiatric Services serves those in emotional crisis with 24- hour, seven-day-a-week crisis counseling, assessment, and referral: 612-873-3161
  • The Steve Fund-Crisis Text Line for people of color: Text STEVE to 741741 and a live, trained Crisis Counselor will respond. The Steve Fund, through its partnership with the Crisis Text Line, promotes text messaging as a means to improve critically needed access for young people of color to crisis counseling

Essential Phone Numbers