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Crisis Resources

In cases of an immediate threat of harm to self or others, please dial 911 for emergency response, on or off-campus.

During regular business hours (8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday), if you have an urgent need to be seen or are in crisis, call the Student Counseling Center to ask for a crisis appointment.  After hours, you can call our number or 974-HELP to be connected to a crisis counselor.  The crisis counselor cannot make or change appointments at the SCC for you.

Here are some common reasons a student might seek an urgent care appointment:

  • Not feeling safe from self (thoughts of suicide or self-harm) or others
  • You have recently been sexually assaulted
  • Someone close to you has died in recent weeks
  • You have not slept in three or more days
  • There is a significant event happening in the next few days you need to make a decision about (such as needing to withdraw from school by a certain deadline)

UT 24-Hour Helpline
(865) 974-HELP (4357)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Phone: 1-800-273-8255 or 1-800-SUICIDE

Crisis Text Line
Text CONNECT or HOME to 741741

Through the Live Safe App -choose Emergency Options.

Distressed Faculty and Staff

Call 946-CARE (865-946-2273) if you need help for yourself and don’t know where to start or to share your concern for other faculty/staff. 24/7

Veterans/Military

Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1

Text HELP to 838255

Live Chat: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/get-help/chat

LGBTQ+

Call the Trevor Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386

Text TREVOR to 678678

Or Live Chat: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now/

Interpersonal /Domestic Violence

Call 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)

Live Chat: https://www.thehotline.org/

Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault Center of East Tennessee 865-522-7273

National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN): 800-868-4673 (HOPE)

RAINN Live Chat: https://www.rainn.org/