Loyola University Chicago

Wellness Center

Crisis hotlines

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911 or go directly to the nearest emergency room.

If you or someone you know is thinking about harming yourself and would like a non-judgmental place to talk, call The Lifeline. These resources are free and confidential and are available 24/7.

Main number:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Accessibility/Language options:

   Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454

Poison Control: 1-800-222-1222

 Options for Deaf or Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889

  Veteran's Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8355; Text 838255

 What to expect when you call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

  1. First, you’ll hear a message telling you that you’ve reached the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
  2. You’ll hear hold music while you’re being connected.
  3. A skilled, trained crisis worker who works at the Lifeline network crisis center closest to you will answer the phone.
  4. This person will listen to you, understand how your problem is affecting you, provide support, and share any resources that may be helpful

Other Resources in the Chicagoland Area:

Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4): 1-773-769-0205, Available 24/7

Trilogy: 1-800-322-8400, Available 24/7


Not sure what to say when you call a crisis hotline? No worries, we’ve got you covered. See Loyola Cares' Guide to Getting Help From a Crisis Hotline

 Still trying to figure out whether you’re in crisis or may benefit from mental health services? Check out Loyola's Mental Health Screening. You may also check out Loyola Cares' Guide to Identifying Emotional Crisis.