Crisis Resources

What is a mental health crisis needing immediate, emergency attention?

  • Suicide threat or attempt. If the student has made an attempt, or you suspect has made an attempt (such as taking an overdose), call 911.
  • Thoughts of suicide. If the student is clearly thinking about suicide or there are clues they may be thinking about it.
  • Thoughts of doing serious physical harm to someone else.
  • Seriously diminished contact with reality.
  • Extreme emotional distress that has lasted for hours and is not improving.
  • Recent sexual assault.

 Emergency and Crisis Resources

  • During Business Hours call the Counseling Service - (563) 387-1375
  • Luther College Safety and Security  (563) 387-2111
  • Mobile Crisis Team:  call (855)891-8111 or text (855)895-8398
  • My SSP Phone or Text Crisis Support
  • Decorah Police: (563) 382-3667 or call 911
  • Great Rivers 24/7 crisis line in LaCrosse (toll-free in WI, MN, IA): (800) 362-8255
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: call 988. For hearing and speech impaired: dial 711 then 988 for relay service
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HELLO to 741741
  • Winneshiek Medical Center Emergency Room: 901 Montgomery St., Decorah: (563) 382-2911

Other Resources