If you need EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE,
please immediately dial 911 from off-campus, or dial (492) 7777 from on-campus,
or go to the emergency room at one of the area hospitals.
There may be times when you’d like some information to assist you with a personal issue or problem situation but no one seems to be available to talk to you, either because it’s after 4:30 pm and the offices on campus are closed, or no one else is around.
Please feel free to visit the USI Counseling Center’s
Self-Help Resources web page to find some self-assessment tools and some helpful links to other websites, which may help guide you to finding answers for your questions. However, there are also some telephone help lines you can call to speak with an individual for guidance and assistance.
Southwestern Behavioral Healthcare 24 hour Emergency/Suicide Hotline, (812) 423-7791: a professional counselor is available to listen and guide you to assistance for an emergency mental health or suicide situation.
Deaconess Crosspointe, (812) 476-7200: a care team member will listen and guide you in obtaining assistance at the Deaconess Hospital emergency center, where a care team member will be available to help you evaluate your situation.
Albion Fellows Bacon Center 24 hour Crisis Line, (812) 422-5622: an individual will guide you in obtaining help if you’ve been raped, sexually assaulted or battered by a domestic partner. This Center has a safe shelter if you need a place to stay, and also has access to the police and sheriff departments, as well as provides legal advocacy for your situation.
First Call for Help, (812) 421-2800: an operator will listen to your situation and provide you with the phone numbers of area agencies that have resources available for your particular concerns.
The National Suicide Prevention Hotline, 1-800-273-8255 (TALK): someone is available to refer you to a local mental health provider to assist you with your concerns.
Counselors are available in the USI Counseling Center Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm by calling (812) 464-1867 or stopping by for an appointment in OC 1051. The Center accepts both scheduled and walk-in emergencies.