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For Family, Friends, Faculty, or Staff

If you are concerned for someone's safety, your options include: 

  1. Contact a crisis line together if the person of concern is willing.  
  2. Contact a crisis line yourself to talk through your situation and understand your options.
  3. Call 911 if the danger is imminent or you are unsure. 

You may also consider submitting a report to the Student Wellness Care Team to ensure that the University is aware of the student's situation and following up with them.  

Local Resources for Crisis/Urgent Needs

For students located in Crookston or the surrounding area at the time of the crisis, contact the 24/7 Crisis Response Team from Alluma by calling 800-282-5005 or text "MN" to 741741.  If you think you need a safe place to stay for a short period of time, ask about their Crisis Stabilization Unit.

National Resources for Crisis/Urgent Needs

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential support available 24/7 for people in distress or crisis and for their loved ones.  Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or chat online confidentially with a trained counselor.  Support is available in Spanish and TTY.

The Steve Fund 

The Steve Fund provides mental health support for students of color.  Text STEVE to 741741 and a live, trained crisis counselor will respond. 

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project offers 24/7 Lifeline, Text, Chat and other support for LGBTQ+ youth and allies.  

The JED Foundation

The JED Foundation's Mental Health Resource Center provides expert advice on what to do when you are worried about yourself or someone else with a variety of struggles.

For Sexual Assault Victims

Responding to Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Relationship Violence, and Stalking - UMN Crookston

Confidential Resources on Campus

Title IX Coordinator

Community Resources for Sexual Assault

Community Health Service Inc. 
Advocacy for sexual assault and domestic violence victims
24/7 Crisis Line: 800-342-7756
310 S. Broadway
Crookston, MN 56716

Polk County Victim Services
Court advocacy for victims in the legal process
223 East 7th Street Suite 101
Crookston, MN 56716

Community Violence Intervention Center
24/7 Crisis Line: 701-746-8900
211 S. 4th St
Grand Forks, ND 58201

Emergency Contraception Number

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

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