During a Crisis

Being a college student can be stressful but sometimes that stress rises to the level of crisis needing immediate assistance.

The Counseling Center is available during business hours to help you if you are in crisis. Before walking over, please call (219) 989-2366, if possible, and let the staff know that you are in crisis and are walking over to the office.

When you arrive, a Mental Health Provider will help you as soon as they are available.

Hammond Campus

Riley Center, Suite 104

2250 173rd Street

Monday to Thursday

  • 8 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.
  • 12:50 p.m. to 5 p.m.


  • 8 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.
  • 12:50 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Examples of crisis situations include:

  • Thoughts of suicide that are will not stop or are preventing you from engaging in life or your responsibilities
  • Thoughts and plans of hurting yourself or others
  • Not having slept or eaten in several days (not due to illness)
  • Planning to kill yourself and/or collecting the materials to kill yourself

Crisis visits are designed to support you with safety planning and identifying immediate support you may need. This will not start your therapy/counseling relationship.

If you are experiencing a crisis and the Counseling Center is not open, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

You may also call the National Suicide Lifeline at 988 or text HOME to 741741.

For more information about a student you are concerned about or currently providing assistance to, refer to our “Concerned About a Student” page for additional information regarding next steps.

If someone needs immediate medical attention, is threatening or has attempted suicide, or is an immediate threat to you or others, please call 911 immediately or go to your nearest emergency room.

What if I am not in crisis?

If you are not in crisis but are experiencing mental health stress/distress, please call the Counseling Center at (219) 989-2366 or walk into our office located on the Hammond Campus in the Riley Center, Suite 104 to request an intake appointment.

If you are located on the Westville campus, please call (219) 989-2366 to make an intake appointment.