IMPORTANT: If you or someone you know has attempted suicide and need immediate medical attention, or a suicide attempt is imminent, please call 911 immediately.
- Walk-In Crisis Services
- After Hours Telephone Urgent Crisis Services
- Rape and Sexual Assault Resources
- For Faculty, Staff, Parents, and Concerned Others
- Hot Lines and other Crisis/Emergency Numbers
Walk-In Crisis Services:
The University of Notre Dame Counseling Center (UCC) provides crisis services to currently enrolled, degree-seeking Notre Dame students. Most students requesting to see a counselor should phone in advance to schedule an intake appointment. If you are not in immediate crisis, you may stop in or call UCC arrange an initial intake appointment, which can usually be scheduled within a week, depending on your schedule. However, if you are in crisis and need to be seen that day, you can walk in during our office hours (9:00 – 5:00 Monday through Friday) and be seen by an on-call crisis counselor. If possible, please call ahead (631-7336) and let us know that you’re coming. Please tell the receptionist that you are in crisis and need to see someone as soon as possible.
After-Hours Telephone Urgent Crisis Services:
We are committed to helping Notre Dame students in crisis 24 hours a day. If it is after hours (after 5:00 pm M-F and on weekends) and you are experiencing any of the following and feel like you need professional intervention, please call UCC’s 24-hour Urgent Crisis services number at 631-7336 for help. Please leave a message with your full name and telephone number on the voice mail. Within 30 minutes an on-call professional counselor will contact you to assess your needs. Please note that this service is for URGENT CRISES ONLY.
Examples of Urgent Crises:
- unable to stop crying
- thoughts of hurting yourself
- thoughts of hurting other people
- have not eaten in a few days (not due to illness)
- have not slept in a few days (not due to illness)
- unable to go to classes (not due to illness)
- recent victim of sexual assault
Please note that UCC crisis services are not available when the university is closed during the Christmas break. If you are experiencing a crisis at that time, please call Oaklawn Center in South Bend at (574) 283-1234.
Rape and Sexual Assault
The UCC provides counseling for victims of rape and sexual assault. Clients should also be aware of additional Support Services for Victims of Rape and Sexual Assault at Notre Dame.
For Faculty, Staff, Parents, and Concerned Others/Referring Students to UCC
Faculty, Staff, Parents, and Concerned others may also call to consult with us regarding a student whom you believe is in crisis.
Helping Someone in a Suicidal Crisis
Hot Lines and Other Emergency /Crisis Numbers:
Campus Security: 631-5555
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
South Bend Police: Emergency dial 911, Non-emergency information 235-9201
Memorial Epworth Center (574) 647-8400; (574) 234-0061 or Toll Free: (877) 234-0061
Adult Abuse Hotline: 1-800-992-6978
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE or 1-800-787-3224 (TTD)
National AIDS Information Hotline: 1-800-342-AIDS
Linea nacional de SIDS (Spanish): 1-800-344-SIDA
TTY-TTD AIDS Hotline: 1-800-AIDS-TTY
St. Joseph County Health Department: 235-9725
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