Crisis Consultation and Resources

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 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.) 
    (218) 281-8571/ (218) 281 8348 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 or TEXT: MN to 741741
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

Another option for crisis counseling is The Steve Fund Crisis Text Line. The Steve Fund is a resource developed to provide students of color with mental health support.  Text STEVE to 741741 and a live, trained Crisis Counselor will respond. More information is available here.

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line is Minnesota's new text-based suicide prevention and mental health crisis service.  Text MN to 741741 to be connected with a trained counselor who will help you and connect you to local resources.  Crisis Text Line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in all parts of the state

.Crisis Text Line - Text MN to 741 741. Free support at your fingertips, 24/7. Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

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

For Sexual Assault Victims:

Title IX Coordinator
Kamille Meyer
(218) 281-8423

Confidential Resources on Campus:
Counseling Services (Information Listed)
Student Health: (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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