Crisis & Consultation
The Counseling Center offers consultation to anyone who is concerned about an MU student.
If you find that your usual ways of coping are not working or that you are unable to cope alone, the Counseling Center offers crisis support.
Call 573-882-6601 at any time or come to our office at 119 Parker Hall during normal business hours for crisis support for any reason, including:
- Actively planning to kill yourself
- Inability to engage socially or complete school work
- Intense or unremitting anxiety
- Recent trauma or loss
The University of Missouri Police Department, Columbia Police Department, and Boone County Sheriff’s Department have officers who are specially trained to respond to situations involving individuals who are experiencing a mental or emotional crisis.
If you become concerned about an individual and are unable to make direct contact with them, or they are in immediate risk of harm to themselves or others, CIT officers are available to assist.
You can contact MUPD at 573-882-7801 on-campus, or Joint Communications at 311 for off-campus to request a CIT officer for assistance. Officers will make contact with the individual and conduct a brief assessment regarding their safety and provide any necessary resources.
Emergency Department, Emergency Room (ER)
Emergency departments see anyone of any age for emergencies. Emergency departments are always open. They may have longer wait times and cost more than other care options, but this is where to go in emergencies.