Emergency Help

Many people struggle with mental health concerns at some point.

You aren’t crazy. You aren’t a burden. You deserve help.

If you feel you're in a mental health crisis, a WSU counselor is available via Zoom for emergency appointments on Monday-Friday from 11-am-3pm.

If you need an immediate response outside of these hours, please contact one of the emergency resources below.


Local Winona Emergency Resources

  • University Security: 507.457.5555
  • Winona Public Safety: 911
  • Sexual Assault: WSU Sexual Violence Resources
  • Crisis Response for Southeast Minnesota: 1.844.CRISIS2 (1.844.274.7472)
  • Great Rivers 2-1-1: 1.800.362.8255 (Southwest WI, Southeast MN, and Northeast IA) or text your zip code to 898211
  • For those located in Southeast MN: Winona Health Emergency Department is located at 855 Mankato Ave, Winona, MN

National 24/7 Crisis Resources


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

  • Call: 800.273.TALK (8255)
  • Crisis Text Line: Text “HOME” to 741741
  • En Espanol: 888.628.9454
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing: 800.799.4889
  • Online Chat 

Veteran’s Crisis Line

  • Call: 800.273.8255, press 1
  • Text: Text “HELLO” to 838255
  • Online Chat

Steve Fund (Support for Young People of Color)

  • Text STEVE to 741741

The Trevor Project (Support for LGBTQ)

  • Call: 866.488.7386
  • Text: Text “START” to 678678

National Eating Disorders Association

  • Call: 800-931-2237
  • Text: Text “NEDA” to 741741
  • Online Chat

Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN)