In Case of Mental Health Emergency and Crisis Response

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

Assisting a Student in Distress