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, students should complete the intake information on the LCCS website in order to determine risk. Faculty and staff are wellcome to call the Counseling Service for consultation - (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