If you (or someone you know) is having a mental health crisis and/or is in immediate danger, please dial 911. Dangerous crisis situations include suicidal behaviors or threats, homicidal behavior or threats, irrational dangerous behavior, or excessive consumption of alcohol or drugs.

If you are not sure whether the situation represents immediate danger, err on the side of caution and place the call. If the mental health crisis you are experiencing is not dangerous, but you wish to access health care immediately, please contact one of the following depending on your location:

If you are a UMC student in crisis and are in the Crookston area or surrounding area (or aware of a student in crisis) contact UMC's Counseling Services:

  • UMC Counseling Services Business Hours
    (Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 1-4:30 p.m.) 
    (218) 281-8571 to 
    schedule an appointment.

For crises on weekends, holidays, after hours, or during the summer or college breaks, please call the Northwest Mental Health Center's 24 hour Crisis Number at 1-800-282-5005. A person who dials this number after 5:00 p.m. or on weekends is calling RiverView Healthcare (hospital). A trained health care provider at Riverview screens all calls and relays appropriate calls to a mental health professional who then gets in touch with the caller within a few moments.

Other Agencies that can be contacted in case of an emergency or crisis include:

Crookston Police Department:911 or 1-218-281-3111

Northwestern Mental Health Center
24 hour Crisis number 1-800-282-5005
Box 603
Crookston, Minnesota 56716
Office during business hours (8:00-5:00) 1-218-281-3940

U of M Crisis Line 612-301-4673

U of M Crisis Textline is available 24/7 by texting 'UMN' to 61222

RiverView Health Care
Call 218-281-9405
Toll free 1-800-743-6551, ex. 405

For Sexual Assault Victims:

Title IX Coordinator
Lisa Samuelson
125-J Sargeant Student Center
(218) 281-8507 

Title IX Investigator:
Aaron Meyer
238 Sargeant Student Center
(218) 281-8585 

Confidential Resources on Campus:
Counseling Services (Information Listed)
Student Health: Stacey Grunewald (218) 281-8512

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Community Resources for Sexual Assault

Polk County Victim Services
223 East 7th Street Suite 101
Crookston, MN 56716

Community Health Service Inc. (24 hour crisis line)
310 S. Broadway
Crookston, MN 56716

Emergency Contraception Number1-888-NOT-2-LATE

General Crime Protection
1-800-524-1993 or 1-218-281-4347


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