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Mental Health Crisis

If there is reason to believe that a University student or employee is experiencing a mental health emergency and may present a danger to him/herself or others, Public Safety should be contacted immediately.

If there are general concerns regarding the mental health or well being of a University student, the Dean of Students Office should be contacted.  The Dean of Students Office has a wide variety of resources available and is prepared to provide assistance to troubled students through counseling, interventions and referrals.

If there is general concern regarding the mental health or well being of a University faculty or staff member, the Employee Relations Office of Human Resources should be contacted at 312-362-7182.

Counseling Services Available for Students

University Counseling and Psychological Services (UCAPS) offers psychological counseling services for DePaul students. Students can call 773-325-CARE (2273) 24 hours a day/7 days a week to talk to a counselor. In a crisis situation when you are not able to keep yourself/someone or those around you/them safe, you need to go to the nearest emergency room or call 9-1-1. If on campus, you can also contact Public Safety on Lincoln Park (1-773-325-7777) or Loop Campus (1-312-362-8400) for assistance. 

Counseling Services Available for Faculty and Staff

The Employee Assistance Program is available to provide assistance to University faculty and staff who may be experiencing difficult personal problems. Employee Assistance Program services include individual and family counseling, psychological evaluations and referrals, substance abuse treatment and similar services. 

If there is a significant decline in an employee’s work performance or a specific on-the-job incident indicating that an employee may benefit from the Employee Assistance Program’s services, the employee’s supervisor, in consultation with Employee Relations, may make a formal referral that requires the employee’s participation.

Emergency Numbers

Lincoln Park and Loop Campus

Chicago Police/Fire Emergency:

Lincoln Park Campus Public Safety:
(773) 325-7777

Loop Campus Public Safety:
(312) 362-8400

Rosalind Franklin Campus

North Chicago Police/Fire Emergency:

Rosalind Franklin Campus Security:
(847) 578-3288

North Chicago Police Non-Emergency:
(847) 596-8774

North Chicago Fire Non-Emergency:
(847) 596-8780