Are you having a crisis?

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Crisis Services:

Student life can be stressful, and many students are dealing with multiple problems. We want to make sure help is available to you 24 hours a day.

Students can see the CAPS Counselor on Duty (Same Day Services) by visiting our various locations Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 12:30 to 9 p.m. Call (618) 453-5371 for location options and to schedule an appointment.

Locations include:

  • Student Health Center
  • Baldwin Hall
  • Grinnell Hall
  • CAPS at Athletics
  • CAPS at Multicultural Resource Center
  • CAPS at Law School

After Hours and Closures:

Counselors are available at various locations on campus Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30 – 9 p.m. excluding university closures. Counseling and risk assessment support after 9 p.m., campus closures, holiday closures, and semester breaks is available by calling Connect@SIU at 1-833-434-1217.

Psychiatric Services:

We work closely with the campus psychiatrist at the Student Health Services. If you believe that you may need medication, we can assist with the referral process by seeing you here and then referring you to the psychiatrist.

Are you suicidal?

If you are suicidal and need immediate help, go to the emergency room at Carbondale Memorial Hospital located at 305 W. Jackson Street.

Students can call or text the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988. The 988 Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress.

Having an emergency?

If you have another kind of emergency (for example, someone has threatened immediate harm to him/herself), call SIU campus police at (618) 453-3771. Campus police can send out an ambulance, a city police car, or the county sheriff, depending on the location of the person in crisis.