Washington University is committed to responding as quickly as possible to any mental health emergency on campus.
A mental health emergency is an emotional or behavioral crisis that warrants same-day or immediate attention by a mental health professional. This may include, but is not limited to, significant changes in behavior that are not characteristic of a person, the presence of disruptive symptoms that interfere with the responsibilities of daily living, direct or indirect expressions or the intent to harm self or others, or the experience of a trauma or assault.
As always, please call 314-935-5555 in a life threatening emergency if you are on campus, or call 9-1-1 if you are in the United States off-campus.
During our business hours, if you or a WashU student you know is experiencing a mental health crisis which is not immediately life threatening, please call us at 314-935-6695, and identify the situation as an emergency.
To be connected to an on-call counselor after hours, call us at 314-935-6666 and follow the voice prompts. A crisis counselor is available after-hours and on weekends year round.
For immediate intervention when Habif is closed and you are on campus, call campus police at 314-935-5555. If you are off campus, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
National crisis hotlines and online services
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
- Crisis Text Line for Students of Color: Text STEVE to 741741
- National Sexual Assault Hotline by RAINN: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or
- The Trevor Project (LGBTQ Suicide Hotline): 1-866-488-7386
- Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860
- LGBTQ Partner Abuse and Sexual Assault Helpline: 1-866-356-6998 or
- LGBTQ Partner Abuse and Sexual Assault Text: 804-793-9999.
- LGBTQ Partner Abuse and Sexual Assault Online chat