Emergency Plan > Trauma > 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.
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