Emergency/Immediate Help

Immediate Help

If you or someone you know is experiencing a life-threatening mental health emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

Counseling and Testing Center Emergency Visit

Students who need urgent mental health help during business hours can be seen for an emergency intake by using the CTC same-day walk in system. A clinician will assess the student's current functioning and help determine next steps.

Counseling Center After-Hours Crisis Support

Phone: (330) 972-7082 option 2

The CTC offers after-hours crisis support to any UA student or any person concerned about a UA student. Professional mental health counselors are available when the CTC  is closed to assist callers with mental health crises. Counselors also can provide information about the CTC  or other campus resources.

Additional After-Hours Resources

University of Akron Police: 330-972-2911

UA Suicide Prevention Resources

Portage Path Psychiatric Emergency Services: 330-762-6110

Portage Path Psychiatric Support Hotline: 330-434-9144

Rape Crisis Hotline: 330-434-7273

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  988 (text or call)

Crisis Text Line: 741741

Trevor Project LGBTQ+ Youth Crisis Line: 1-866-488-7386

nowmattersnow.org: skills and support for coping with suicidal thoughts

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline:
1- 800-662-4357