Emergency Contact Information
DAYTIME (Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
In addition to ongoing counseling appointments, the University Counseling Center is available for immediate crisis intervention for SLU students who are experiencing a psychological emergency. During normal business hours, one of our licensed professional staff are available for walk in appointments. Our office is located in Marchetti Towers East, on the Western half of the first floor. For more information or for immediate assistance, come to the UCC or call 314-977-TALK (8255).
AFTER HOURS (Monday - Friday, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m., weekends, and holidays)
For psychological emergencies that occur in the evenings, on weekends, or holidays, one of our licensed professional staff is on call after hours at all times. An RA, Hall Coordinator, DPS officer, or any SLU staff can assist you or you can call yourself: 314-977-TALK (8255).
If you are facing a life threatening emergency, call 911 immediately.
LOCAL EMERGENCY OPTIONS
Behavioral Health Response (BHR): 314-469-6644 or 800-811-4760
Saint Louis University Hospital: 314-577-8000
Life Crisis Services: 314-647-4357
OTHER EMERGENCY OPTIONS
Grassroots Suicide Hotline: 1-800-422-0009
National Hopeline Hotline (English & Spanish): 1-800-784-2433
First Call for Help Hotline (English & Spanish): 1-800-492-0618
ULifeline National Suicide Prevention: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Important Note: If you or a friend are in an immediate serious crisis, please go to one of the local hospital emergency rooms for help or call 911.
Tips for Managing A Crisis:
- Don't make hasty decisions
- Avoid alcohol and drugs
- Don't isolate yourself
- Keep your regular meal and sleep times
- Ask for help
- Be patient with yourself
- Talk to family and friends
- Remember to breathe deeply