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Crisis Resources for Students

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Universal Emergency Number

If you believe your life is in imminent danger and you cannot keep yourself safe, or you or someone you know has plans to seriously harm or kill themselves or someone else, call 911.


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The designated three-digit dialing code routing callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.


CMHC 24/7 Crisis Line

Call the CMHC’s 24/7 crisis line at 512-471-2255 (CALL) to speak with a crisis counselor anytime. Am I in crisis?

Additional Resources

Emergency Room
If you are in immediate danger or experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Medication Questions and Concerns
For urgent medication questions and concerns, students can call the 24/7 UHS Nurse Advice Line at 512-475-6877 (NURS). If you are unsure of how much medication someone has taken, and they are unable to communicate with you, call 911.

Student Amnesty for Alcohol and Drug Emergencies
Amnesty means current UT students can avoid formal University disciplinary action and the creation of a formal disciplinary record when they call for help for an alcohol or drug-related medical emergency.

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Sexual Violence Emergencies
For urgent concerns, call 911.

Immediate Medical Options

Student Emergency Services
Providing assistance, interventions, and referrals to support you when navigating challenging or unexpected issues that impact your well-being and academic success. Call 512-471-5017. Phones are answered Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention Program
Resources on suicide warning signs, bystander intervention and more.

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Am I In Crisis? Examples of Urgent Situations

When in doubt, ask for help. Here are some examples of urgent situations.

What To Expect When Speaking with a Crisis Counselor

When you meet with a crisis counselor, they will:

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